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Director, Corporate Communications/Materials/Awards

Job Number: R10004057
Brand: 20th Century Fox
Job Type: Administrative
Location: Beverly Hills, California, United States of America
Job Posting Date: August 9, 2018
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

20th Century Fox

One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film (TCFF) produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. During fiscal 2017, TCFF placed 25 motion pictures in general release in the United States. The motion pictures produced and/or distributed by TCFF in the United States and international territories in fiscal 2017 included Hidden Figures, Logan, Jackie, and The Boss Baby. TCFF has released or currently plans to release approximately 23 motion pictures in the United States in fiscal 2018.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox Searchlight Pictures is seeking a dynamic Director, Corporate Communications -Materials/Awards.

The ideal candidate should have at least 5 years of experience in Corporate Communications within the entertainment industry, be a strategic thinker, who is organized, with excellent writing skills, and the ability to collaborate across the division.

   

Responsibilities

•Write Searchlight press releases; key early point of contact for acquisitions

•Field inquiries and pursue coverage in the trade and industry press on upcoming projects and company initiatives.

•Maintain trade & industry press relationships

•Work with marketing on overall positioning of the Searchlight Brand in the press and industry.

•Hire notes writers and track/oversee progress/ make continual changes to notes.

•Track and update credits for all films; keep all other materials updated

•Continual contact with guilds and AMPAS to maintain relationship to help obtain extra tickets, screening times, etc.

•Coordinate seating, ticketing and transportation for talent and executives.

•Cover Academy hotline. Work with our AMPAS members personally, providing with any information they may need.

•Oversee awards hiring of consultants for budgeting purposes with the exception of HFPA efforts.

•Anticipate deadlines for, prepare and send submissions for all eligible categories for Guilds, AMPAS and misc. awards (Satellite, NAACP, Spirit, Gotham, etc.)

•Maintain and update Fox & Fox Searchlight AMPAS list

•Obtain internal and external (AMPAS and Guild) approvals for various invitations/materials/blasts.

•Create screener packaging content/verbiage and handle distribution to guild and/or critic groups, create screening calendar mailing.

•Create, produce and distribute all awards materials including screeners, calendars, invitations, mailers, scores and script books.

•Work together with FFE Awards on awards materials creating including sharing vendors, seating, designers and hotlines to ensure uniformity within divisions.

•Oversee and prepare analysis and adjustment of awards budgets and effective communication with creative, media and events to make sure all numbers are accurately reflected.

•Create and maintain awards top ten lists, critics’ group awards and all guild awards that assist in the overall awards campaign.

•Work with National publicity to help run point on key talent of filmmakers as needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with the entertainment industry in public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field; in-house experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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