Posted On: February 16, 2022

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Motto Pictures

Company Description

Motto creatively develops and produces films, secures financing, and builds distribution strategies with an eye toward maximizing the position of each project in the domestic and international markets. Motto films have been honored with four Academy Award nominations in the past five years and received over a dozen Emmy awards. Films Include: ‘The Velvet Undergound’, ‘In The Same Breath’, ‘The Mole Agent’, ‘A Thousand Cuts’, ‘Ringside’, ‘Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story Of Roy Cohn’, ‘Socks On Fire’, ‘One Child Nation’, ‘Abacus: Small Enough To Jail’, ‘Life, Animated’, ‘Weiner’, ‘The Music Of Strangers’, ‘When God Sleeps’, ‘Solitary’, ‘Southwest Of Salem’, ‘Enlighten Us’, ‘Best Of Enemies’, ‘Buck’ and ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’.

Job Description

This is a full-time administrative and creative assistant role, suited for a highly organized individual interested in learning about independent documentary film by working with an award-winning documentary production company. The assistant will work primarily with the Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated founder/producer of the company, while also offering general assistance to the small and tight-knit team.

Responsibilities include managing calendars, scheduling meetings with filmmakers/industry colleagues, arranging travel, reviewing project submissions, research and writing, website design and management, taking notes on calls, social media management, office management, company e-blasts, film coverage, and assisting with daily production tasks including invoicing, cost reports, equipment rentals, and festival logistics. Some travel and screening/festival attendance may be required.

Notable candidates are organized, detail-oriented, flexible, hardworking, creative and responsible team players who take initiative, problem-solve efficiently, communicate with distinction, work well in fast-paced environments under pressure and are enthusiastic about working in the independent documentary film industry. This is a great opportunity for someone who has had an executive or filmmaker’s assistant role before and is interested in learning more about documentary production. This position is a 2-year commitment with room for growth within the company once the time is fulfilled.

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Alejandra Leipen (alejandra@mottopictures.com)