Film PR- Account Manager
DDA Public RelationsWest Hollywood, CA
Full Time Job
Job Description: Account Manager
The Account Manager is a self-starter, has the ability to manage clients and campaigns from the ground-up, providing overall organizational and material development including press releases, agendas, status reports, timelines, client correspondence, media materials, presentations, press clippings and other documents as needed.
The candidate must have 5-7 years' experience in film PR - specifically with U.S./domestic campaigns and ideally at international film festivals (such as Cannes, Toronto, etc.). Must be open to travel abroad and have solid entertainment and business contacts with Los Angeles based media.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Bachelor's degree
- 5-7 years' experience in film PR with solid media contacts (print, broadcast, TV and online) in Los Angeles
- Experience leading a domestic film campaign in addition to a festival campaign at Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and/or Toronto
- Interest in travel abroad
- Success in multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
- Professional, proactive and personable demeanor
- Self-motivated, self-starter, takes initiative and follows-through
- Effective listening, strong verbal and written communications skills
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Eagerness and willingness to learn
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet research
- Coordinate development of complex press releases and define the media distribution strategy
- Direct campaign initiatives and goals
- Supervise campaign launches and direct the team as the campaign progresses
- Respond to new client directives and expectations
- Manage client expectations and propose new strategies based on client input, cost, and campaign goals
- Ensure that client account activity is delivered, meeting and exceeding expectations, and pro-actively work with client if project scope changes
- Direct multi-component press campaigns and define the media strategies needed to maximize results
- Ensure that all responses to journalist and media inquiries are on-target
- Build industry relationships to court and secure new business
- Prepare final campaign pitch and strategy with the Director
- Lead campaign presentation with the Director
- Identify potential business opportunities and clients
NOTE: Please do not apply unless you have experience in film PR, Film and solid media contacts.
DDA is the premiere independent entertainment public relations company, handling both domestic and international, providing filmed entertainment publicity and corporate media relations services for clients across the worldwide industry. From offices in London and Los Angeles, DDA offers a truly global reach for film and television producers, financiers, sales agents and distributors. DDA's unrivalled relationships within the industry add undisputed value as a trusted partner for its clients, providing creative and insightful strategies and turnkey campaign solutions.
DDA performs a wide spectrum of media relations, publicity, event management (through DDA Event Management) and marketing tasks, either globally or targeted to specific international markets. Festival and market experiences include the Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, Cannes, Venice, Telluride, Toronto, London and Dubai film festivals (among others).
Recent festival titles have included: Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman; Joe Penna's Arctic; Wash Westmoreland's Colette; Paul Dano's Wildlife; Cathy Yan's Dead Pigs; Craig Gillespie's I, Tonya; Janus Metz's Borg vs. McEnroe; Dominic Cooke's On Chesil Beach; Haifaa Al-Mansour's Mary Shelley; Susanna White's Woman Walks Ahead; Andrey Zvyagintsev's Loveless, Taylor Sheridan's Wind River; Agnès Varda's Visages, Villages; Joon-ho Bong's Okja and Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories for Netflix; Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's The Endless; Kristen Stewart's Come Swim; Matt Spicer's Ingrid Goes West; Rob Reiner's LBJ; Feng Xiaogang's I Am Not Madame Bovary; Jeff Nichols' Loving; Philippe Falardeau's Chuck (The Bleeder); Shane Black's The Nice Guys; Stéphanie Di Giusto's The Dancer; Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next; Ron Howard's Made in America; Margaret Brown's The Great Invisible; Brett Morgen's Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck; the family favourite Shaun The Sheep Movie; Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game; and much more.
Salary: TBD - based upon experience
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