Freelance English and Dutch writer

  • Karel Doormanstraat, Rotterdam, ZH, Netherlands
  • Contract

Company Description

With nearly 330,000 admissions and over 2,400 film professionals attending, IFFR is one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the world, offering a high quality line-up of fiction and documentary feature films, short films, exhibitions, performances, masterclasses and talks. IFFR actively supports new and adventurous filmmaking talent through numerous industry initiatives including co-production market CineMart, the Reality Check conference, the BoostNL initiative, the Hubert Bals Fund and Rotterdam Lab. IFFR's 49th edition takes place from Wednesday 22 January to Sunday 2 February 2020. More information can be found at

We are currently looking for a native English to join our Marketing, Communication & Press department

Job Description

This role is dedicated to supporting the editorial of Press Releases and Online communication in the build-up and during IFFR 2020 (49th edition) from October 2019 onwards. The role also encompasses a number of editorials both in EN and NL that will complement the Press Releases.

Tasks involve:

  • Support our IFFR editorial requirements through writing, editing and proofreading
  • Press releases, press updates, press mailings, online blogs, announcements or social media messages when appropriate. Tasks cover organisation news, programme, projects and announcements:
    • Comply with IFFR editorial planning and deadline commitments
    • Comply with IFFR tone of voice and editorial signature
    • Identify optimal balance between public expectations and programme
    • ambitions and support stakeholders accordingly
    • Ensure targeted editorials (blog, PR and PR updates) are adequately scheduled, populated, set up and sent when relevant
    • Liaise with the relevant intern(s), colleagues and organisation stakeholders
    • (i.e. Publication, Programme, Marcomm, Pro, etc.)
  • Think along with the Press & PR Manager, producing new talking points to support the IFFR’s ventures and platform 
  • Maintain close communication with other IFFR team members and key spokespeople
  • Manage IFFR online News Room and provide content for the IFFR website
  • Repurpose information towards the Office through regular mailings/internal
  • newsletters
  • Comply with tools and methodology adopted across the IFFR MarComm and PR teams


  • You’re a versatile freelance content writer and editor versed in both English and Dutch
  • You are structured and great at establishing priorities and handling multiple deadlines
  • You’re equally passionate and proficient when it comes to writing about films and the film industry
  • You keep your reader in mind. You’re comfortable writing about complex subjects and translate them into digestible pieces for general audiences
  • Your solid understanding of journalism allows you to ask the right questions and make complex concepts unambiguously clear
  • You understand SEO requirements, always keeping keywords and search terms in mind
  • You work well under pressure and can motivate others to get things done

Additional Information



  • Work alongside a dedicated team who share your passion for independent film and marketing
  • Insider tips for memorable films, unexpected encounters and fabulous events

Sounds like you? Then please use the link below to share your cover letter along with your resume. We look forward to hearing from you!  An (wrting)assessment is part of the procedure.