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Junior Communications Manager (International PR and marketing)

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Application deadline 12.7.2021

Project description

Since its first edition in 2015–2016, Forecast offers artists and creative thinkers from around the world the opportunity to work with accomplished mentors toward bringing their projects to fruition. For each edition, Forecast selects six mentors of various disciplines who offer selected participants their expertise in specifying and realizing their project ideas.

Each year, creative practitioners are invited to submit project proposals via an open call. The selection process is two-tiered. First, the mentors carefully review all proposals and invite three nominees each to workshop and to present their ideas at the Forecast Forum in Berlin. At the conclusion of that phase, each mentor chooses one mentee. Those six mentees’ projects are further accompanied to completion, and presented at the Forecast Festival.

Forecast transcends genre boundaries, offers insight into creative production processes, and creates space for the questions that are important to the next generation of trailblazers. Forecast provides a transdisciplinary context for the fields in which these creative minds work and the questions they ask, and translates these into concrete experiences such as concerts, performances, installations, exhibitions, and film screenings.

Artists Candice Breitz and Omer Fast, curators Koyo Kouoh and Hou Hanru, musicians Holly Herndon, Jennifer Walshe, and Okkyung Lee, choreographer Richard Siegal, photographers Bas Princen and Tobias Zielony, and other luminaries have served as mentors. In 2019, Forecast has started its long-term cooperation with radialsystem.

The mentors of the current sixth edition (2021–2022) of Forecast are architect Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico); digital policy expert Francesca Bria (Italy); experimental singer and composer Sofia Jernberg (Sweden); cartoonist Ulli Lust (Austria); choreographer Mathilde Monnier (France); and artist Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria).

Further information: forecast-platform.com

The position is available from July 2021 through May 2022 (with option for extension)

Scope of work

General

  • Research and networking for the six mentoring fields of the respective edition
  • Targeting specific international press for each of the six mentoring fields of the respective edition
  • Acquisition of media partnerships for the duration of the project
  • Evaluation and development of a social media strategy, in cooperation with Forecast’s managing editor
  • Creation and collection of press materials (press kit) as well as a press documentation (press review, etc.)

Preparatory measures

  • Familiarization with the project and evaluation of existing communication strategies

Phase-specific requirements

Digital Forecast Forum (September 9-12, 2021)

The six mentors have each identified three projects that they will accompany remotely from May until the digital Forecast Forum in September 2021. From September 9 to 11, the digital Forecast Forum will present the projects of the 18 selected nominees. Following the Forum, on September 12, 2021, each mentor will select one mentee. Those six mentees’ projects will be further accompanied to completion

  • Planning and implementation of international marketing and PR strategies, creation of press packages, preparation and dispatch of press releases and newsletters (together with Forecast’s managing editor), acquisition of media partnerships, answering press inquiries, and support in the organization of possible press previews and interviews
  • Planning, placement, and coordination of advertisements and advertising material
  • Follow-ups with international press
  • Creating and monitoring of timelines
  • Constant exchange of contacts and information with the Forecast team and participation in relevant project team meetings for communication, press and public relations

Intensive one-on-one mentoring, including work-stay (mid-September 2021 – April 2022)

In preparation for the Forecast Festival in April 2022, the mentors accompany their mentee in realizing the individual project. A work-stay is planned for each mentor-mentee tandem, as a concentrated work-period at an international partner institution of their choice.

  • Coordination of the documentation and coverage of the collaboration between mentors and mentee; targeted addressing of journalists, organization of press trips, standby for press inquiries
  • Preparation and dispatch of newsletters (together with Forecast’s managing editor)
  • Expansion of media partnerships
  • Creating and monitoring timelines
  • Regular exchange of contacts and information with the Forecast team and participation in relevant project team meetings for communications and PR

Preparation of the next Open Call (December 2021 – January 2022)

Forecast’s next Open Call is scheduled for mid-January 2022.

  • Concrete action planning, and implementation of communication strategies for the next Forecast Open Call, in particular:
  1. Research of field-specific relevant target groups, expansion of the network
  2. Acquisition of international media partnerships

Forecast Festival 6 at radialsystem, Berlin (April 2022)
The six mentees’ projects in Forecast’s sixth edition will be presented at the Forecast Festival in April 2022, at radialsystem in Berlin.

  • Preparation and dispatch of newsletters (together with Forecast’s managing editor)
  • Creation of a press documentation
  • Creating and monitoring schedules
  • Regular exchange of contacts and information with the Forecast team and participation in relevant project team meetings for communication, press and PR work
  • Press trips: inviting relevant journalists, preparing a press program, coordinate interviews, accompany group in Berlin, assist in booking journalist’s flights and accommodation

General requirements

Communications and PR experience and references in the arts and culture field, especially in the international realm

 

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