Communications Coordinator (Marketing)

Salary: £22,500

Independent film distribution company Thunderbird Releasing seeks a highly organised, efficient and enthusiastic Communications Coordinator to support the Head of Marketing. Recent theatrical releases include the critically acclaimed SWEET COUNTRY, Joachim Trier’s THELMA and Cannes competition title REDOUBTABLE. The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience of implementing film-marketing campaigns and be keen to take ownership of key areas and expand their knowledge and experience of all aspects of distribution including theatrical and home entertainment marketing. It is a diverse and demanding role and represents an excellent opportunity to develop skills whilst working within a very exciting and fast paced industry.

The role is mirrored by a second Communications Coordinator who is focused on Publicity but there is cross over between the roles across the areas of media, promotions, digital and grassroots marketing and thus the ability to work collegiately is vital to success in the role.



  • Develop relationships with cinema marketing teams and stakeholders such as the Film Audience Network (FAN) including booking advertising, setting up competitions and promotions, adapting creative for ad creation, sending materials and compliancy checks
  • Plan, create and oversee the creation and distribution of promotional, POS materials and Theatrical Sales communications
  • Provide support with identifying partners for third party promotions, competitions and implementing campaigns (distributing relevant assets to agencies and promotional partners).
  • Provide support with the planning and development of grassroots marketing initiatives implementing agreed activity
  • Evaluate relevant competitor campaigns including media, exhibitor, digital and retail activity in the Theatrical and Home Entertainment markets
  • Assist with exhibitor, media and partner screenings as required


  • Originate and manage social media campaigns for Theatrical and Home Entertainment releases and operate as a brand champion for all titles across the slate
  • Maintain and update the Thunderbird Releasing website
  • Create social media assets for theatrical & home entertainment releases


  • Assist in the briefing, co-ordination, development and approval process for creative, media marketing and promotional activity ensuring timely reviews of all materials
  • Coordinating the development and production of packaging materials for Home Entertainment, including digital as well as DVD & Blu-Ray materials
  • Create final campaign reports for individual film marketing campaigns


  • Minimum 1-2 years experience across film marketing, or in an audience facing communications role
  • Strong and active interest in film, with enthusiasm for independent cinema
  • Excellent understanding of all Social Media platforms
  • Good knowledge of UK media, film and trade press
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiating and networking skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, be reactive and meet deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills, with proficient use of Microsoft Office packages & Apple systems
  • Good understanding of various marketing processes and a keen interest in marketing trends
  • Experience of using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Creative flair and a good eye for detail
  • A proactive approach to tasks


Application via C.V. and covering letter to:

Closing date for applications: 29 May

Interview Date range: Week commencing June 4