Jr Publicist

Los Angeles, CA
Job Terms:
DOE + Benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Jennifer Torrens

Job Description:

Large Media and Entertainment client that works on top movie brands in Burbank, CA is seeking a Jr. Publicist to join their team. This is a 3-month temporary role with the possibility of extending. 


  • Read movie script and review one-line schedule, crew list, cast list
  • Work with publicity leads, content, in-home, franchise, digital and promotions to determine EPK/BTS on set needs and goals
  • Book EPK crew coverage for Franchise set visit Presentations, 3rd party outlets and press visits during film production
  • Coordinate BTS shooting days and EPK interviews with vendors for films in production as well as post production shoots for all Live Action, Animation, other titles
  • Hire camera crews, producers, groomers
  • Obtain any required insurance/permit documentation for shoots
  • Book locations
  • Send out call sheets
  • Circulate EPK interview questions with Publicity, Strategy, Creative Content, Multi-Cultural, Franchise, In-Home and departments to ensure all needs are covered prior to conducting the interview
  • Manage Outstanding/ Completed interview list for all pre/post production films
  • Produce behind-the-scenes Set Visit Reels that the Franchise Department uses to pitch potential corporate partners
  • Manage post production of EPK materials
  • Gather and manage all transcripts for interviews and distribute to publicity for creating production notes and talent Q&As and distribute to Publishing for creating of making-of books as well as distribution of select portions to press for quotes.

Coverage of Live Events

  • Coordinate A/V Publicity coverage of film premieres, junket press conferences, fan events, conventions…etc. (D23 Expo, Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremonies, CinemaCon…etc)
  • Create call sheets/ schedules for film premieres to share with vendors and crews.

EPK.tv (and DDS) website

  • Manage and maintain all content on EPK.tv
  • Coordinate coverage and distribution of materials nationally and internationally for film premieres, international press tours, marketing events and fan conventions through EPK.tv and DDS
  • Coordinate all Trailer debuts with Publicity, create EPK.tv link for inclusion in press blasts and post Trailers live after broadcast/online debut
  • Cart publicity content upon request to broadcast and online outlets doing stories on our movies
  • Place encode orders for content posted on EPK.tv

Publicity Film Clips

  • Schedule publicity film clip review meetings
  • Submit and traffic film clips for Legal/Music approval
  • Pull offline publicity film clip string-outs for internal review and traffic film clip requests from various departments (Publicity, Digital, International, Content, Synergy and Integrated Marketing)
  • Oversee the final online and delivery of approved film clips to EPK.tv and DDS
  • Manage film clips posting live on EPK.tv and internationally on DDS
  • Receive special requests for film clips outside of the theatrical publicity window and route through proper Legal clearance channels

Awards Season Campaigns

  • Produce the annual Publicist Guild Awards reel
  • Provide film clips, behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes and soundbites to award shows creating nomination and win packages
  • Provide film clips, behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes and soundbites to media outlets doing stories/specials on our nominated films

Archives/WMLS Database

  • Manage all EPK BTS/Interview materials in the WMLS database.
  • Archive all raw camera media from EPK behind the scenes footage and interviews (shot during both production and post production) on the Disney Storage Depot Media Server
  • Maintain server storage
  • Manage special request for footage from films outside of the publicity window and traffic the requests through Legal clearance
  • Provide archival footage for awards honorees, montages, tribute reels, documentaries, Disney retiree reels, etc.

Basic Qualifications

  • Production experience is helpful
  • Knowledge of file formats

Client Description:

Why Aquent?

  • Highly competitive salaries: commensurate with experience
  • Insurance: Excellent medical benefits with premiums largely subsidized by Aquent
  • 401k Plan
  • 24-hours Paid Sick Leave in CA
  • Perks & Discounts at leading major retailers