Start date: February 5, 2018
Status: Permanent, year-round
Schedule: 20 hours/week November through April; 40 hours/week May through October
Hourly wage: $17
Purpose of Position:
Under the supervision of and in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Director, the Public Relations Coordinator will develop and implement strategies to communicate POP Montreal’s image and events to the press and media; increase awareness about the festival with potential partners, artists and the general public at the local and national level; and build and maintain a centralized press contact database for POP Montreal.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Write and disseminate all press releases representing POP Montreal and its activities in coordination with the Creative Director and Marketing and Communications Director
• Create and oversee assembly of press kits for the festival, the organization and all of its segments
• Maintain and update the press contact list(s) on Mailchimp; keep track of various categories of press including but not limited to local and national press and various festival segments (Art, Film, Puces, etc.)
• Secure media coverage for the festival, as well as year-round events
• Research new media outlets and develop strategic opportunities for communicating the festival’s image and events to new audiences
• Act as a liaison between journalists, POP Montreal and artists and/or their representatives; coordinate interviews and press appearances
• Act as liaison between POP Montreal and its US publicist(s)
• Oversee press guest lists, POP Montreal guest lists, and media registration year-round and for the festival; encourage press to attend festival and off-festival events
• Maintain detailed and organized files of POP Montreal’s press releases, media kits, and media archives
• Maintain and compile POP Montreal’s press clippings
• Create and maintain content on the press section of popmontreal.com
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintains a current awareness of trends in cultural media landscape.
• Attends weekly staff meetings.
• Participates in staff evaluations, and any relevant board meetings and board retreats.
• Assists in hiring and acts as supervisor to Communications Assistant.
• Represents the organization in a manner consistent with internal principles.
• Participates in administrative duties including answering telephones, opening mail, office cleaning and general maintenance as required.
Due to the nature of the industry, this is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities.
The Ideal Candidate:
• Has strong spoken and written skills in French and English
• Demonstrates a creative, innovative and bold approach to seeking out and securing media coverage
• Has experience writing press releases
• Has experience creating and maintaining relationships with media partners
• Is familiar with the Montreal/Quebec cultural and media landscape
• Is comfortable working in a community-based, non-profit setting
• Can work independently, is organized, and pays great attention to detail
• Can work collaboratively, and has strong interpersonal skills
• Has a developed press contacts list (asset)
To Apply: Please send a CV, a cover letter, and a sample press release in English and French to email@example.com. Please do not mail applications or drop them off in person. The application deadline is Monday, January 29 at 9 a.m. Please note that we will contact only those candidates whom we choose to interview.