Digital Marketing Assistant

Organisation name:
Glasgow Short Film Festival

Hybrid, office-based (G5 8BH) and WFH as required by the post-holder

Salary: £21,255 pro rata (0.8)
Planned start date: 08/01/24
Planned end date: 05/04/24

Proposed working hours and pattern:
28 hours per week. Working pattern is flexible, however some evening and weekend hours will be required, particularly during festival week (20-24 March 2024) for which TOIL will be allocated.

Closing date:
5pm on 29 November 2023


Email your CV and covering letter to by 5pm on the closing date, quoting ‘GSFF Digital Marketing Assistant’ in the subject line.

Please apply as soon as possible in advance of the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.


Glasgow Short Film Festival, the leading short film event in Scotland, hosts an inclusive community of filmmakers and film lovers, showcasing ground-breaking works of visual storytelling. We aim to nurture and inspire diverse forms of cinematic expression, in Scotland and around the world.

The marketing department at Glasgow Short Film Festival is responsible for publicising GSFF, engaging audiences, and driving ticket sales. This is achieved through a wide variety of communication channels, with GSFF’s digital platforms naturally playing a significant role.

The Digital Marketing Assistant will support the Marketing Manager in delivering all promotion and communications of the seventeenth edition of Glasgow Short Film Festival (20-24 March 2024). In particular they will help to develop and deliver a digital promotional campaign, to generate conversation and buzz around the festival programme, and to reach out to communities and audiences who may be experiencing GSFF or any short film event for the first time.

Glasgow Short Film Festival is an internationally respected arts event run by a small tight-knit team. This position offers a great opportunity to work closely with the team to gain direct experience across a range of marketing activities as well as general event management.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Support the implementation of digital and print marketing campaigns
  • Create social media assets from templates provided by the festival designer
  • Plan, film and edit video content for the festival’s social media channels
  • Post to and monitor the festival’s social media channels
  • Website content management, including blog generation and resizing images
  • Liaise with the wider team to secure complete film promotional materials
  • Gather materials and produce marketing packs
  • Edit film synopses for publication
  • Proof-read festival publications
  • Outreach to community organisations
  • Assist the Marketing Manager by carrying out any other tasks as required



  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience of working with digital marketing tools and apps
  • Website content management experience
  • Experience of working under pressure in a busy environment
  • The ability to multitask and meet a range of delegated deadlines


  • A passion for film
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines
  • Design skills
  • Content creation experience


The holiday allowance for this position is 5.5 days, to include any public holidays during the period of employment. The post-holder will be required to work every day of the festival week, for which they will take Time Off In Lieu during the final week of the contract.