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About the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF)

Founded in 1987, SGIFF is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. It has become an iconic event in the local arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics, and known for its dynamic programming and focus on groundbreaking Asian cinema for Singapore and the region. Committed to nurturing and championing local and regional talent, its competition component, the Silver Screen Awards, brings together emerging filmmakers from Asia and Southeast Asia while paying tribute to acclaimed cinema legends. With its mentorship programmes, masterclasses and dialogues with attending filmmakers, the Festival also serves as a catalyst for igniting public interest, artistic dialogue, and cultural exchanges in the art of filmmaking. The SGIFF is organised by the Singapore International Film Festival Ltd, a non-profit organisation with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status. 

For more information, please visit www.sgiff.com.

We are seeking for suitably qualified individuals for the following project/contract positions for SGIFF 2020:

FESTIVAL GUIDE – EDITORIAL PROJECT MANAGER

SUMMARY

The Editorial Project Manager assists in ensuring successful execution, delivery, and management of the 31st SGIFF Festival Guide according to the pre-determined timelines. The Editorial Project Coordinator proofreads and edits the publication content, working collaboratively with the SGIFF Marketing & Partnerships team, Programming team and freelance writers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning, Executing and Evaluating the Festival Guide project according to the pre-determined timelines.
  • Manage deadlines for every milestones and ensuring no bottleneck, and ensure final delivery on time.
  • Manage writers including training, scheduling and distributing work and keeping to a strict timeline for the deliverables.
  • Serve as a liaison to Marketing & Partnerships team and writers: solicits content, edits, conveys editorial comments, resolves issues and ensures deadlines are met.
  • Edits all elements for style, substance and organisation. Recommends substantive editorial changes as needed. Reviews and proofs all copy.
  • Oversees the production process including quality assurance stages like copyediting, fact checking and press check.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proven track record in similar editorial projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Organised, detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines.

Period of Appointment: Mid-July – October 2020

The project fee offered will commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Interested applicants may send a copy of your CV, two writing samples, two references, and your expected remuneration to admin@sgiff.com by 10 July 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.