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Documentary Film Marketing Intern

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Optimist | Los Angeles, CA
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Published 10 days ago

February 10, 2020
May 29, 2020
February 5, 2020
16-40 hrs/week

POSITION SUMMARY:

Optimist is seeking an intern to work closely with the entire team to support our mission by growing our audience and impact. This will be a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in social content creation, documentary production, film marketing, non-profit campaigns and partnership building.  


The position is unpaid, but we encourage applicants to seek funding from their schools. Must be located in Los Angeles area and willing to work from our office in Atwater Village regularly, with some remote work acceptable as needed. Flexible days and hours, with a minimum of 16 hours per week.


Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Strong and professional communication skills
  • Experience reading and summarizing news — monitoring topics on global issues
  • Familiarity with all major social media platforms
  • Willing to pitch in on a wide range of projects as needed
  • Love of film and storytelling
  • Bonus Skills:
  • Experience with Adobe premiere and video editing
  • Experience with camera and lighting set up
  • Spanish fluency


DUTIES:


Marketing

  • Build new publicity partners for upcoming feature documentary, Five Years North
  • Develop strategy for marketing new films to education/school audiences
  • Tracking merchandise sales on Shopify and promoting new T-shirt line
  • Outreach to schools, conferences and organizations to facilitate content partnerships, screenings, and talks by Chris & Zach.
  • Help analyze website 
  • Search for any mentions online of films


Social

  • Assist with social outreach/engagement
  • Research subjects for new social media videos
  • Research partners for distributing social videos and form relationships
  • Monitor news for relevant subjects to engage with or address
  • Lead content development for Teacher Facebook group


Production

  • Review archival footage for good scenes
  • Research
  • Footage transcription as needed
  • Assist in the production of local shoots
  • Coordinate shoot logistics and travel


ABOUT OPTIMIST

At Optimist, we make films with impact. Since 2012, we've created short and feature documentaries (Living on One DollarSalam Neighbor), digital seriesvirtual reality films, and client projects that are designed to change lives. We’re committed making a long-term positive change and run several impact campaigns that have raised millions for poverty alleviation, opened a school in rural Guatemala, and helped connect volunteers to refugees here in the U.S.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Optimist is seeking an intern to work closely with the entire team to support our mission by growing our audience and impact. This will be a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in social content creation…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Academic Credits

How to Apply

TO APPLY:

Please send résumé and cover letter to jenna@optimist.co

TO APPLY:

Please send résumé and cover letter to jenna@optimist.co

Location

Los Angeles, CA

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