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We are looking for an Editor in Chief for R&A Media & Social Media and three interns for the upcoming Love & Anarchy festival in the Autumn! Apply before 3rd of May.
We are also looking for a Communications Assistant for Finnish Film Affair, the festival’s industry event. Closing date for FFA applications is 15 May.

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy is the biggest and the most versatile film event in Finland. Every September, film lovers come to us for the bravest, newest and the most talked about films from all over the world. The 33rd HIFF – Love & Anarchy festival will be held 17.-27.9.2020. We’re now looking for an Editor in Chief for R&A Media & Social Media and Editorial, Communications & Marketing and Staff Interns (for assistant level jobs) to join the festival team and make the 33rd Love & Anarchy unforgettable. We are also looking for a Communications Assistant for the festival’s industry event Finnish Film Affair.  We hope that you have experience and/or training from corresponding tasks, a positive solution oriented attitude, ambitious and self-initiative approach to work and excellent teamwork skills. We offer you a place in the epicentre of film industry and urban culture, a warm-hearted working community, an inspiring, international atmosphere and an opportunity to expand your expertise and leave your imprint on a front row festival. We encourage people of all genders, gender-identities and different minorities to apply for the positions regardless of their ethnic background, religion, disability or age.

Editor in Chief for R&A Media & Social Media
The Editor in Chief for R&A Media & Social Media oversees the festival’s social media platforms and the content of the R&A Media web publication, striving to create content that is high-quality journalism, inspiring, insightful and diverse. The focus of the job is to serve and engage the festival audience and enhance the overall festival experience. The Editor in Chief works as a part of the communications & marketing team and takes part in other tasks of the team as well. We expect the Editor in Chief to be highly skilled in using social media platforms and WordPress, have vast experience in communications, the ability to work under pressure and knowledge of film and culture. Creativity, organisational skills, flexibility, superb communication and teamwork skills are essential. Excellent proficiency in written Finnish and English is required.
The duration of employment is approximately 3 months between 1.6.-2.10. Salary offer 2200 € / month.

Editorial Intern
The tasks of the Editorial Intern are collecting the film credits as well as the images and other materials of the programme’s films (for the use of production and communications), taking part in editing of the festival’s websites and assisting the festival catalogue’s Editor in Chief as well as the whole communications & marketing team. The position requires thoroughness and persistence, the ability to work under pressure, positive attitude as well as good communication skills in Finnish and in English. We expect that the applicant has experience in WordPress-based websites and photo editing and that they have general knowledge of films. Previous experience from editorial tasks is an advantage.
The internship is approximately two and a half months and takes place between 1.7.-2.10. The internship is paid and requires internship support from the applicant’s educational establishment.

Communications & Marketing Intern
The tasks of the Communications & Marketing Intern are assisting the communications & marketing team with the festival’s publicity and marketing for the audience and media. The position includes working with the festival’s website and social media platforms, marketing as well as production and editorial tasks. The position requires thoroughness and persistence, the ability to work under pressure, positive attitude as well as good communication skills in Finnish and in English. We expect that the applicant has experience in WordPress-based websites and photo editing and that they have general knowledge of films.
The internship is approximately two months and takes place between 20.7.-2.10. The internship is paid and requires internship support from the applicant’s educational establishment.

Staff Intern
The task of the Staff Intern is to assist the staff-coordinator with coordinating and organizing the jobs of the 200 volunteers working at the festival. In addition, the intern will be the supervisor of the festival centre during the festival in September. The position requires good communication, teamwork and organizational skills, the ability to work under pressure as well as a cheery and helpful attitude. Good skills in Finnish and English are important. We expect experience from customer service and/or working at events as a volunteer or employee.
The internship is approximately one and a half months and takes place between 1.8.-2.10. The internship is paid and internship support from the applicant’s educational establishment is preferable.

Applications (CV must be included) and any inquiries should be sent to Executive Director Anna Möttölä before Sunday 3rd of May. Applicants called for an interview will be contacted separately. The interviews take place in May and they will be held remotely.
Email:
anna(a)hiff.fi
You can also call Anna with your questions between Monday 27.4.-Wed 29.4. between 1 pm and 3 pm. Please phone: +358103156100.

 

FINNISH FILM AFFAIR
Communications Assistant (paid internship) / Finnish Film Affair
Recruiting: Communications Assistant for Finnish Film Affair, the industry event of Love & Anarchy – Helsinki Intl Film Festival. Closing date for applications is 15 May.  

Organised during Love & Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival, Finnish Film Affair is Finland’s biggest film industry event and an international showcase for upcoming Finnish films. The three-day event attracts around 400 film industry professionals (sales agents, distributors, producers, festival programmers and press) from around the world each year. The 9th Finnish Film Affair will take place in Helsinki and virtually this 23-25 September.

Do you have native-level English language skills and a passion for digital communications and Finnish films? We are looking for a creative, motivated student or recent graduate to work as our Communications Assistant in a two-month paid internship opportunity.

The role consists of assisting in communications and marketing for the Finnish Film Affair. The intern will participate, amongst other tasks, in the editing and proofreading of our programme guide, updating our social media channels, copywriting newsletters and press releases, arranging accreditation procedures and events, and updating our website.

We are looking for someone who has experience and / or studies in similar tasks, a positive, solution-oriented attitude, and excellent teamwork and communications skills. In return, we can offer you a unique opportunity to learn about international film industry and cultural export sector in Finland, to gain new skills and an inspiring team to work with. As our communications are mainly done in English, excellent, native-level command of English is necessary and we will also consider applicants who don’t speak any Finnish.

This is a paid internship opportunity for two months between 3.8.-2.10.2020 and aimed for students or recent graduates looking to get their first job in film. The pay is the minimum wage defined by Kela (1236 euros / month). Please let us know if you have the option for an internship subsidy/funding from your school: in this case we hope the internship could be extended by an additional month to 3 months (between July – October 2020). Please note that our office is based in Helsinki and you will need to have the right to work in Finland.

Please send a motivation letter alongside your CV (both in English) to Finnish Film Affair Producer Maria Pirkkalainen (maria@hiff.fi) by Friday 15 May 2020.
We’ll contact successful applicants directly. The interviews will be held remotely between 18-28 May.  

 

About us
Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy Association is a pioneer of film culture with a mission to celebrate the art of film and make the world a better place with love and anarchy. We bring the most ambitious, intriguing, bravest and striking new films from across the globe to audiences in the capital region and the whole country, from young children to hardened professionals. We want to evoke and provide a platform for conversations on current issues related to society and humanity. The central values of our work are bravery, empowerment, multiculturalism, transparency and empathy. Environmentalism is at the core of our work. Societal, sexual and gender equality is at the heart of our association and we are committed to working towards promoting these values in our programme, events as well as in our ways of working.
You can read more about our work here.