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Communications and Marketing Coordinator (Auckland)

Job details

New Zealand Film Festival Trust
18 May 2022
Work type
Fixed Term
Work classification
Marketing & Media


This role supports the Promotions Team in communications, promotion and marketing of Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival. It is a varied role which includes creating content for the NZIFF social media channels, pitching media opportunities  to media organisations, managing the marketing campaign and collateral requirements, and undertaking promotion of the film festival with a variety of networks. The role works closely with the publicity and promotions team, as well as the Auckland delivery team. The role has a supervisory element.


  • Strong writing skills
  • Knowledge of media and confidence in establishing new relationships. Experience with film media is an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills including confidence in cold calling media
  • Excellent computer literacy including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and experience using project management, scheduling or CRM software/platforms
  • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms, in particular Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
  • Demonstrated copywriting skills for both formal and informal online communication
  • Strong research skills
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience working autonomously and as part of a team
  • Able to work effectively under pressure 
  • Positive, flexible and outgoing attitude
  • A strong interest in, and knowledge of, film industry and culture is an advantage
  • Full, clean drivers licence


  • Work with the Head of Communications and Marketing in developing media plans and pitching media interviews to media as required.
  • Work with Auckland-based filmmakers on media ideas and support them at interviews
  • Work with the Head of Communications and Marketing to deliver the marketing campaign for NZIFF 2022 including booking advertising, briefing designers and ensuring collateral is prepared to correct specifications, signed off and delivered to meet deadlines.
  • Identify additional opportunities to gain promotion of NZIFF 2022
  • Work with the Promotions Team on identifying and delivering audience development opportunities
  • Manage distribution of programme catalogues nationwide including activations in Auckland
  • Assist with collating material for, and proofing, programme catalogues as require
  • Assist with hosting events in Auckland including managing photographer(s) and assisting with the successufl delivery of Q&As and masterclasses
  • Assist with developing  schedules for visiting filmmakers and host filmmakers in Auckland
  • Create content for NZIFF’s social media channels during NZIFF 2022
  • Oversee Auckland Intern and ensure he/she is gaining NZIFF experience and meeting objectives


This is a contract position for the period of 30 May – 12 August 2022 based in Auckland. The period 30 May – 10 June is 20 hours per week, increasing to full time (40 hours per week) from 13 June – 12 August.


How to apply

Please review the full job description here before applying. Apply by emailing a cover letter and your CV to

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 18 May.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than Thursday 19 May. As this is a short timeframe for recruitment, interviews may take place before applications close, however all applicants will be considered equally.
Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or must already hold a valid NZ work visa.

Written by

NZIFF - Sally

9 May 2022