Producer of Marketing and Distribution (Part-Time) vacancy, at Aconite Productions (Glasgow)
Salary: to be discussed
Location: Business Burgh Centre, Rutherglen, Glasgow
Hours: 2 days/week
Duration: 6 months- September 2017- March 2018 (extension may be considered)
Aconite Productions is an innovative Scottish-based production company that specialises in the production of quality feature documentaries for theatrical audiences. In collaboration with international partners, our passion is to bring stories of global significance to the world stage.
Due to our continued growth, we are now looking to recruit a skilled Producer of Marketing and Distribution to join our creative and friendly team. Your role will mainly consist of initiating and managing marketing activities, and writing and implementing a distribution strategy for our current projects. This is a 6-month, part-time position and predominantly office-based. You will work as a part of a small team with the Line Producers, Producers and a Business Development Assistant.
- Write short, mid and long-term marketing and distribution strategies for our projects
- Start implementing and reviewing the strategy
- Manage digital content planning and strategy.
- Review our current marketing material and provide new directions as required.
- Delegate tasks to the Business Development Assistant.
- 2+ year experience in marketing and/or distribution in the film/documentary sector
- 2+ year experience writing digital marketing content on social media and digital platforms such as WordPress
- Excellent organisational skills, with a rigorous approach to managing task, and ability to work on own initiative
- First-class interpersonal skills and ability to delegate
- Ambition and determination to deliver a successful project
- Discretion and respect for confidentiality
- Passion for creative documentary
- A great sense of humour and willingness to pitch in as a part of a small team
- Full driving licence
- Other languages
- Qualifications: Bachelor or Master in Marketing, Business, Management, Communications, Film Production, or any other discipline you think is relevant.
Benefits to be discussed at the interview if selected.
Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org: a CV and a Cover Letter stating why you are applying for this job, what makes you a good fit for the role, and what you expect from it?
Planned interview date: 23/08/2017
Preferred start date: 11/09/2017
Thanks to Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International and Business Gateway for supporting this position.
This week is a very special moment as we are celebrating Aconite Productions’ 7 years of existence.
We did not offer aconites to each other; the deadly queen of poisons is better off your hands. However, it wasn’t without excitement that I decided to make a little surprise cake, which led to a wee impromptu celebration. I must admit, the prospect of having another taste of Aimara’s delectable Porto motived me as well. So, did I make an apricot and almond tart. The team’s taste buds seemed delighted (promised, one day, I’ll write a blog about cooking).
Now our stomachs content, our glasses emptied, the emotion comes over! Our smiles say it for us: we are glad to be here! And this would have not happened without our collaborators, partners, funders, family, friends, pets, plants, stones, sunshine and rain – thank you all! From Venezuela to Gaza, Georgia to Scotland, Greenland to Brasilia, Russia to USA; all our productions and co-productions have humbly attempted to encourage a meaningful change, an engaging perspective. This is our flame within us, what leads us, motivates us.
Now the celebration may be over, but it’s full of enthusiasm that we get back to work, and look ahead. Further compelling documentaries are on the horizon. Our ambitions are also local: we want to make the Burgh Business Centre a new hub for creativity, film making and social enterprise. We are going to work hard on it. But don’t worry, I’ll sneak in here every now and then to keep you up to date!
Aconite is now extending its growth as new recruit Sebastien Regnier gets his feet wet and his hands dirty.
“After a month working for Aconite as a Business Development Assistant, I feel delighted! It is exciting to be involved in projects that are so deeply anchored in the real world. I feel like I can be a social contributor and really enjoy that. It’s not only about being part of the documentary film industry, it’s also about helping communities. Trying to really make a change.”
Aconite’s office sits in the old Burgh Primary School in Rutherglen. The beautiful building has been restored and modernised, turning it into hub for small businesses and boosting the economic potential of the area.
“It’s good to feel I’m part of the economic growth of Rutherglen. It’s great to see plans being turned into actions. Rutherglen is really starting to flourish.”
The building has been fully renovated inside, to suit an office environment. Yet it has also kept its character and style. “It’s an elegant combination of modern and old, with very bright and open spaces. It’s a super nice environment. Add lovely and passionate colleagues and that’s you not wanting to leave work!”
Working with producers Aimara Reques, Su Bainbridge and Lorna Ferguson, Sebastien’s role is to assist and ensure the growth of the business.
“It’s very varied, I assist the team in implementing tailored marketing and sales strategies and in developing better internal structures. When needed, I also give a hand to Aimara, Su or Lorna for their respective projects – research, phone calls, deliveries – you name it! There’s a contagious enthusiasm in the team. It’s very positive!”
Sebastien is now looking forward to getting on with development projects, furthering his experience of the industry and contributing to positive change. “Exciting times ahead! I cannot wait to see the outcomes of this journey!”
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