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PR and Communications Manager
(X/V/M)

The Place

Utrecht

Hybrid position
Monthly Get-Together

The Festival

The heart and soul behind Utrecht’s most vibrant queer film festival, we are a collective of cinema buffs dedicated to showcasing the richness of queer storytelling.

We’re on the lookout for a PR and communications manager to help us spread the word about the festival and become more visible than ever. We’re quite the small team, so you’d be making a big difference. If you’re a queer film aficionado with a knack for effective communication strategies, then this your chance to shine!

The Gig

As the PR and communications manager at QFFU, you’ll work closely with Cosmin, our Head of Marketing Communications, to foster relationships with the media, influencers, and the public. Your efforts will be instrumental in generating positive coverage and increasing the festival’s visibility, reputation, and overall success. Working closely with our team, you’ll craft compelling narratives and strategies to ensure our message resonates effectively with our target audience.

This role is volunteer-based, with a volunteer compensation at the end of the festival, and a commitment of 4-6 hours/week, increasing leading up to the festival.


The Tasks

  • PR Strategy: Develop a PR strategy that’s as bold and vibrant as our festival program, enhancing the festival’s visibility and impact.
  • Media Relations: Cultivate relationships with media outlets, journalists, and influencers who can’t wait to shine a spotlight on our festival.
  • Press Releases: Craft press releases that sing with excitement, announcing our film program, interesting events and new developments.
  • Partnerships: Work your charm to build relationships with media partners, ensuring our festival gets the attention it deserves in pre-festival coverage and exclusive interviews.
  • Press Events: Coordinate press conferences and briefings that leave journalists buzzing with anticipation, eager to spread the word.
  • Crisis Communication: Handle PR challenges with grace and resilience, turning them into growth opportunities.
  • Public Relations Coordination: Manage public appearances and interviews, ensuring our festival shines in every spotlight.
  • Media Monitoring: Track media coverage before, during, and after the festival to ensure effective communication.
  • PR Reporting: Provide detailed reports on PR efforts, highlighting successes and areas for improvement.

 

The You

  • PR Wizard: Whether it’s crafting a killer press release or orchestrating a press conference, you’re the master of PR magic. You have a good understanding of the media landscape, navigating it with ease.
  • Creative Crisis Manager: Challenges don’t faze you; you tackle them with creativity and logic, transforming obstacles into opportunities.
  • Compassionate Communicator: Your storytelling resonates with diverse audiences, bridging gaps with empathy and understanding.
  • Independent Innovator: While you thrive in a team setting, you’re equally adept at steering the ship solo, thriving on trust and autonomy.
  • Impactful Advocate: You’re fueled by a desire to create positive change through effective communication, shaping a brighter future for all.
  • Productivity Pro: Juggling multiple tasks is your jam, but you’re all about working smarter, not harder, ensuring productivity without burnout.
  • Queer Visionary: Naturally, because who else could rock this role with such flair and authenticity?

 

The Us

  • We’re all about that queer culture, bringing it to life in Utrecht and someday, the country.
  • You’ll work with a team where everyone’s queer, creating a uniquely supportive and understanding environment.
  • Flexibility is fundamental to how we operate — work remotely, on your schedule.
  • We want to accommodate everyone, therefore our internal communication and working language is English.
  • Growth and learning opportunities are around every corner, especially as QFFU, its members, and its needs keep growing.
  • We’re not just colleagues; we’re a community, adding a sparkle to the struggle.
  • We’re actively seeking to expand our team, not just in numbers, but in perspective; and will be prioritizing BIPOC applicants.

 

The Future

Forget the cover letter! Instead, send over a Project Case Study that shines a light on your PR and comms skills. Reflect on a PR project or solution you’re proud of, highlighting:

  1. Your role and the goals.
  2. What you did and how you approached the challenge.
  3. The difference your contribution made and what you learned.


Feel free to choose whatever format you’re most comfortable with (e.g., document, slideshow, video).

The Submission

Ready to make a difference and have a blast doing it?
Shoot over your CV/LinkedIn and a case study that shines a spotlight on your PR and comms talents and your passion to marcom@qffu.nl.

Let’s make something magical together!