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CP is Hiring a New Communications Assistant

Call for Applications: Communications Assistant, Cinema Politica Network

Deadline to Apply: December 14, 2015

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 Assistant 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.

This is a part-time contract position with a possibility of renewal. Remuneration is commensurate to experience and qualifications. The selected candidate will start in January 2015 at our Montreal (Quebec) office. Read more below or download the PDF callout here.


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

Design & Layout
• Creating and updating CP press and fundraising packages and related documentation
• Designing and laying out CP Newsletters
• Designing posters, flyers and other promotional materials

Social Media
• Creating and maintaining social media channels and platforms
• Creating, managing and promoting Facebook events, pages and groups
• Regularly updating Tumblr, Flickr, 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 phone, email and social media
• Managing media requests
• Organizing and maintaining CP’s media archives
• Acting as a media liaison between media outlets, CP locals and the main office

• 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 Executive Director of CP 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 activist networks and community organizations
• Experience with video production, publishing or digital photography
• Adaptable to a flexible work schedule

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing why you’d like to work with us, your resumé highlighting your relevant experience, and the name and phone numbers of 3 references.

Deadline to Apply: December 14, 2015. The position is set to begin as early as January 6, 2015.

Send your applications to and include Communication Assistant – Job Application in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.