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Call for Applications: Communications Intern, Cinema Politica Network

Call for Applications: Communications Intern, Cinema Politica Network

Deadline to Apply: August 15, 2019

The Cinema Politica Network is a media arts, non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad. 

Cinema Politica is seeking to hire a Communications Intern who will work closely with the CP Executive Director to assist with outreach and communications, media relations, writing and basic graphic design. We are interested in applicants who have a specific interest in documentary, film, media and/or communications. This position is an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate of an applicable degree or diploma programme who is interested in experience in a small but dedicated non-profit media arts organization with a commitment to creativity, activism and social justice. One-week training and regular mentorship will be provided.

This is a full-time contract position with a possibility of renewal. Remuneration for the internship is $15 per hour. Candidates must qualify for Emploi-Québec’s salary subsidy program. Proof of eligibility must be presented at the interview.

The selected candidate will start in September 2019 at our Montreal (Quebec) office.


CP Website

  • Updating and maintaining the CP website
  • Creating and updating CP local, film and artist pages, as well as individual sections of the website
  • Tracking, gathering and reporting statistics for website engagement and e-newsletter
  • Writing and publishing CP blog posts and other creative content such as trailers and videos

Design & Layout

  • Designing and laying out CP Newsletters
  • Designing posters, flyers and other promotional materials for both digital and print
  • Creating and updating CP press and fundraising packages and related documentation

Social Media

  • Creating and maintaining social media channels and platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
  • Creating, managing and promoting Facebook events, pages and groups
  • Regularly updating Vimeo and Youtube accounts

Media Relations

  • Managing press lists and media contacts
  • Assisting with the creation and dissemination of press releases
  • Disseminating CP communiqués by email and social media
  • Managing media requests
  • Organizing and maintaining CP’s media archives


  • Connecting and liaising with community and media arts partners and organizations
  • Maintaining and updating community partner database


  • Organize and maintain communications database as well as contact lists of CP creative contractors, such as photographers, videographers, translators and writers
  • Assist the team with day-to-day communications-related tasks and campaigns
  • Assist with coordination of communication aspects and on-site execution of various events
  • Work closely with the CP team to complete time-sensitive tasks


  • A degree in Media and/or Communication Studies, Graphic Design, Public relations, or relevant work/volunteer experience
  • Excellent language skills in both English and French
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and knowledge of different writing styles for diversity of platforms
  • Strong knowledge of the Internet and Social Media platforms
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Creativity
  • Strong project management and organizational skills and a talent for multi-tasking
  • Familiarity with Cinema Politica and its activities
  • Good understanding of the non-profit and media arts sectors
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work well individually and in a collaborative environment


  • Interest and knowledge in documentary, and social justice issues and activism
  • Good knowledge of film festivals, production and distribution organizations
  • Experience with publishing or writing for the media
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter (maximum one-page please) describing why you’d like to work with us, your CV highlighting your relevant experience, and the names and phone numbers of three references. Please submit both documents as PDF files to and include Communications Intern in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment equity

Cinema Politica is dedicated to diversity and employment equity, and as such we encourage applications from individuals from diverse, under-represented and marginalized communities. If you would like to be considered for employment equity, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Deadline to Apply: August 15, 2019. The position is set to begin by the beginning of September 2019.


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