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Job Opportunity: Screen Ireland seeks Los Angeles-based Liason
26 Nov 2020 : News Desk
Screen Ireland
Screen Ireland has opened application to recruit a Los Angeles based Liaison. The deadline for receipt of applications for this role will be 17.00 PST Wednesday 16th December 2020.

Screen Ireland is looking to recruit a Los Angeles based Liaison who will work with the management team reporting directly to the Deputy CEO and applications are currently being invited for the post. This position will support the Irish creative screen sector and strengthen US-Ireland relationships between the Irish screen industry and the US entertainment industry. 

The candidate must have the ability to adapt approaches as required to the evolving industry needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Role Description and Responsibilities

  • Reporting directly to the Deputy CEO, working with the management team across Inward Production, Skills Development, Marketing, Distribution, and Creative Development & Production. 
  • Responsible for maintaining strong relationships and working closely with key strategic Irish partners based in LA including Los Angeles Consul General, Enterprise Ireland, IDA, Tourism Ireland, and other key stakeholders to promote a collective Ireland approach.
  • Building close US-Ireland working relationships between Irish companies and Irish creative talent involved in screen content development and production and US companies involved in financing, packaging, commissioning, acquisitions, and distribution.  
  • Liaising with Inward Production on the promotion of Ireland as a location for screen content production, through establishing and nurturing relationships with LA-based studios, SVOD companies, distributors, and production companies. 
  • Supporting Screen Skills Ireland in building LA based relationships for skills development opportunities including mentoring, shadowing, high-level masterclasses, writer’s rooms, and to facilitate placement opportunities. Coordinating skills development programmes with Irish creative talent visiting LA including studio visits, networking events, and related opportunities. 
  • Representing Screen Ireland at markets, festivals, networking events, and various functions in Los Angeles and across the US.
  • Advising on industry events that can raise the profile of the Irish screen sector.   
  • Supporting programmes for international trade missions and traveling Government delegations in addition to coordinating incoming scouts, recces, and familiarisation tours in Ireland.
  • Working closely with the management team on the key priorities of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and Sustainability.

Candidate Profile - Key Skills/Competencies:

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Extensive industry experience at a senior level and up-to-date knowledge of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.
  • High-level networking skills including the capacity to develop and strengthen US-Ireland links with partner organisations.
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to manage effective relationships.
  • Understanding of the Irish and global creative screen industries, current production landscape, incentives, infrastructure, and ability.
  • Strong international industry engagement and contacts.
  • Capacity to take initiative and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, positively contributing to a new dynamic, and innovative working environment.
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills.
  • Must be able to work to challenging deadlines.
  • Must have a strong ethos to embrace and promote diversity and inclusion.

Essential Requirements

To be eligible the following qualifications and competences are required:

  • Extensive creative screen industry experience and knowledge is essential.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • A high level of discretion, commitment, and reliability.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The successful candidate must have a legal entitlement to live and work in the United States prior to recruitment.

Application Process

Applications should be sent by email to recruitment (at) screenireland.ie by Wednesday 16th December 2020 at close of business (17.00 hours PST).  Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

The application email should contain the subject line RECRUITMENT / LOS ANGELES REPRESENTATIVE and must be no larger than 15MB. The application must contain:

  • Letter of motivation (two pages maximum) addressing your suitability for the position and interest in working with Screen Ireland in Los Angeles.
  • CV/Résumé (three pages maximum).
  • Two nominated referees with contact details.

Selection Process

Applications will be shortlisted and only candidates who appear to be suitable will be called for interview.  

Click here for more information about the job, the application process, and Screen Ireland.

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