The Film Society of Lincoln Center is looking for creative and passionate movie lovers to join our team! We keep all applications on file and will contact applicants with the required skills, interests, and availability for interviews as positions become available. Click here to view all opportunities. No e-mail or phone inquiries, please.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Competitive salaries
- Medical insurance
- Dental insurance
- Life insurance
- Short term/long term disability
- 3-4 weeks vacation
- Holiday, sick and personal day pay
- Retirement plan: 403 B
- Tuition reimbursement
The Publicist works closely with the Director of Publicity on overall press efforts for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which includes promoting and garnering positive press for the organization and its theaters, programs, festivals, special events, executives, and initiatives to enhance the visibility of the Film Society brand.
The Publicist is an experienced and outgoing public relations professional who has relationships in the film and film journalism communities as well as experience with strategic outreach to maximize press coverage. The ability to think strategically, stay calm under pressure, stay organized, and communicate well with executives, studios, press, and visiting talent, is essential.
- Create and execute press campaigns for Film Society festivals and series including implementing strategies for an announcement, long- and short-lead outreach, press screenings, asset usage, and interviews, and handle any additional press requests.
- Strategize with the Director of Publicity on outreach and proactively pitch and secure coverage for the Film Society in online, print, broadcast, local, national, and international outlets.
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with journalists and continue to expand and update the organization’s press contacts.
- Run red carpets and manage press at parties to ensure talent on-site gets photographed and interviewed by media in an organized manner.
- Work with outside publicists and studio representatives to ensure that the needs of visiting talent are met and FSLC priorities are messaged.
- Write and edit press releases, media alerts, and tip sheets for programs and events
- Secure coverage for select exclusive theatrical runs at the Film Society.
- Oversee the Junior Publicist on PR strategy and targeted outreach and help expand the Junior Publicist’s contacts and PR skills as a whole.
- Work closely with the FSLC marketing team on campaigns and digital asset strategy as well as with the sponsorship and events teams to ensure that press coverage and photos are delivered to clients and partners.
- During the New York Film Festival, manage announcements and press for select sections; manage select carpets, events, and screenings; and oversee talent and logistics for all photo and video portrait studios.
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or equivalent area of expertise.
- 3 years of experience in publicity or film environment
- Good relationships with film journalists and critics in New York and beyond
- Knowledge of film and appreciation for the mission of the Film Society of Lincoln Center
- Attention to detail and ability to work independently
- Ability to handle high-stress situations with grace and patience
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Individual Giving Manager
The Individual Giving Manager collaborates with the Assistant Director of Development and the Director of Development to manage a diverse portfolio of Patron and Chairman’s Circle donors and prospects. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Development and working with other members of the Development team, the Individual Giving Manager is responsible for meeting annual individual giving goals. S/he will conduct research and identify prospects; cultivate, steward, and solicit major gifts; draft, develop, and refine proposals; and ensure all reporting requirements and deadlines are met. The Individual Giving Manager will assist in achieving fundraising goals for special campaigns. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manages an active portfolio of individual donors and prospects.
Develops tailored cultivation and solicitation strategies for new and existing donors in line with the Film Society’s priorities and prospects’ interests.
Supports the Director of Development and Assistant Director of Development in expanding the donor pipeline for major gifts.
Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Development to ensure a consistent high-quality donor experience through correspondence, engagement, proposals, mailings and timely acknowledgments.
Stewards and cultivates relationships with current donors through personal meetings, invitations to events and festivals, mailings, etc. Coordinates key donor visits with executive and senior staff in addition to scheduling and personally visiting donors. Assists with solicitations for special campaigns (endowment and/or capital).
Conducts research on individual and foundation donor prospects, compiling information and adding to donor management system. Identifies and qualifies new prospects and donors.
Supports the Director of Development and Assistant Director of Development in planning and launching special fundraising initiatives of the Executive Office.
Drafts correspondence, cover letters, proposals, and other development collateral as necessary for donors, prospects, and events.
Provides general administrative support and performs other duties as assigned.
Galas, Festivals and Special Events:
Supports development event-related responsibilities (research, outreach, committee activities, greeting, and logistics planning) for events, including: Annual Chaplin Award Gala, New York Film Festival, and other donor cultivation and stewardship events, such as series/festival receptions and dinners, etc.
Assists the Assistant Director of Development, as necessary, in managing overall donor festival experience, including ticketing, seating, and concierge experiences.
Collaborates with Special Events, as necessary, for fundraising aspects of the Annual Chaplin Award Gala, New York Film Festival, annual series and screenings, and other events.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or nonprofit management experience preferred; a minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated fundraising success. Additional requirements include:
Proven track record of maintaining and growing major giving revenue lines through in-person meetings and cultivation.
Systems-oriented leader with well-honed fundraising operations and management skills.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Commitment to the organizational mission, and the ability to articulate the organization’s needs, opportunities and aspirations with clarity and enthusiasm.
Creative, out-of-the-box thinker and problem solver with a collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset.
A collaborative and effective team member who is well-organized, able to plan strategically, and execute responsibilities in the face of multiple priorities.
Interest/experience in institutional giving strongly preferred.
Knowledge and experience working with Tessitura preferred.
Sense of humor a must.
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Press & Industry Coordinator: NYFF
The Press & Industry coordinator is responsible for overseeing the P&I accreditation process, managing P&I ticketing and badge distribution, organizing press volunteers and liaising with the press throughout the festival.
- Manage the Press & Industry accreditation process by vetting applications, researching outlets, examining journalists’ clippings to determine legitimacy and impact, and reviewing journalists and industry members in question with the NYFF publicity team;
- Determine categorization of industry applicants with NYFF publicity and production teams;
- Handle all press and industry inquiries during the accreditation process, and follow up with applicants for any missing information;
- Liaise with NYFF volunteer coordinator to manage press volunteers during the festival;
- Manage press ticket requests and distribution throughout the festival;
- Update the approved press and industry lists throughout the festival;
- Manage the processing, creation, and delivery of P&I badges with the Operations Coordinator;
- Oversee the pick-up process for P&I badges throughout the festival, and train, schedule, and manage volunteers and interns distributing badges;
- Distribute press screening schedule to the accredited P&I lists throughout the festival.
- Assist the publicity team at NYFF press screenings and events as needed;
- Deliver a wrap report detailing the press and industry accreditation process and provide suggestions for future improvements.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Festival Experience required experience in publicity preferred;
- Ability to maintain focus and calm under pressure;
Reports to Director of Publicity
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The Film Society of Lincoln Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Film Society complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.