Voluntary Part-Time Press Officer for Compass of Desire Festival

Compass Film CIC is a vibrant, not-for profit cultural organisation based in Bristol. We are committed to showcasing marginal film culture, as well as community Arts, and after three hugely successful festivals, and a host of other exciting creative events, we look forward to expanding our team for the exciting year ahead.

Bristol-based, you will assist the festival directors and core staff in all areas of developing and promoting Compass festival events. In particular, you will help to develop the festival's press & publicity schedule, and manage its implementation in the lead up to and over the festival period. The main objective is to increase profile and visibility for the festival by getting it into local, national and international media such as newspapers, websites, forums & radio. You will have had some previous experience in this area. You will need good organisational skills, initiative and to be a good communicator with an eye for opportunities.

Duties will include:
∝ Acting as official media contact for the festival, identify resources, writing and sending out press releases, managing email promotions, e-bulletins, festival listings, banner exchanges and reciprocal links.
∝ Handling all press enquiries
∝ Publicising the festival throughout Bristol
∝ Help in organising and promoting Compass fundraisers
∝ Distributing promotional festival material in the city
You will be introduced to the role by the current Press Officer, who will pass her contacts and links on to you.

Closing date for applications is Monday 3 August. We will contact you on this date if you have been successful in getting to the interview stage. Interviews will be held in central Bristol in the evening on the Thursday 6 August. Please send a CV & covering letter to nicky@compass-film.co.uk, and links to any examples of your previous work. Please also clearly indicate how much time a week during the period of employment you are willing to dedicate to the job when applying. We ask that you think carefully when discussing availability to ensure that you are able to commit to this role.

Please note Compass is a not-for profit organisation and roles are voluntary.