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Festival Liaison, Public Relations

Location: Park City , UT
Department: COMM - Communications


The Festival Liaison, Public Relations is charged with organizing publicity and artist team relationships for films, events, artists, and Institute programs showcased at the Sundance Film Festival. Handling a selection of assigned films and projects, this position will be the main publicity touch point between all film and project teams and internal departments, both leading up to and onsite at the Festival. This includes facilitating key assets workflow, handling all incoming publicity related inquiries, overseeing press lines on the ground at the Festival, and coordinating with media on coverage of the Festival curated programs as needed, among other responsibilities. The Festival Liaison works closely under the direction of the Manager, Communications.

This temporary position works full-time from Monday, October 30, 2023 through Tuesday, January 30, 2024 and will be required to work extended hours, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet key deadlines and respond to on-call needs as assigned. This position is based out of our Park City, Utah office and will be expected to perform onsite work duties for the Festival as of Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Employees may start in a commutable distance to Park City, UT or remotely from a state we currently legally operate in until the required onsite work date listed above.

Top priorities include but are not limited to…

  • Liaising with publicity, film, and artist teams to compile publicity information, maintain the Festival database, and share with other departments as needed for key elements of the Festival.

  • Drafting media materials, project communications and information.

  • Collaborating on press announcements, organizing and proofreading project information, managing external and internal review processes.

  • Leading press lines (red carpets) and photo calls onsite, as well as organizing and managing press participation at assigned events. Coordinating press line materials to be provided to media.

  • Participating directly in media outreach on the program themes.

  • Providing information, interviews, and other resources and receiving and routing inbound requests from media.

  • Tracking media coverage and screening reports for assigned films and artists.

  • Informing assigned external teams of updates and key details related to their film/project.

  • Securing materials needed to publicize assigned films and events.

  • Completing a comprehensive written wrap report.

You have the following direct or transferable skill sets:

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

  • 2 years experience in public relations, media relations, or special event publicity.

  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with a variety of people.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize with strong time management skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to maintain confidential information.

  • Working knowledge of databases along with proficiency in Google Products preferred.

  • Experience with large event public relations and knowledge of film and the film industry preferred.

You will be successful in this role if you...

  • Demonstrate an attentiveness to detail in your daily work with a focus on results.

  • Demonstrate the ability to multitask, and seamlessly manage priorities with strict time constraints.

  • Exhibit the ability to maintain productivity in your work.

  • Effectively contribute to the overall success of the team through support and collaboration.

In addition to an hourly pay of $20.32, this position is eligible for benefits & perks, highlights include:

  • Paid sick leave and Institute holidays
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee Wellness Initiatives
  • Sundance Film Festival passes and benefits (varies each year)





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