The Ottawa Fringe is looking for a qualified individual to work with us as Festivals Marketing and Communications Coordinator.

Please submit your application to Kevin Waghorn, Managing Director, by email to kevin@ottawafringe.com by September 7, 2016

Festival Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Salary Range: $34,000 to $38,000

Reporting to the Festival Director, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing marketing and communications activities for the Ottawa Fringe Festival, undercurrents festival, and auxiliary programming.
  • Coordinating production and distribution of promotional elements (posters, programs, flyers, ads, marketing materials).
  • Drafting and editing newsletter copy.
  • Media relations for the festivals.
  • Managing website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc). Drafting, editing and producing content.
  • Assisting with fundraising initiatives.

We are looking for:

  • Post-secondary education in marketing or communications or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in developing and implementing comprehensive marketing and communications strategies with both social and traditional media.
  • Experience in supervising staff and volunteers in an asset.
  • Knowledge of the local performing arts and business community is an asset.
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, integrity, high energy, creativity, a collaborative spirit, and the cultural sensitivity needed to work effectively in a diverse environment of artists, producers, creative and management teams.
  • Familiarity with Hootsuite, WordPress, and Squarespace CMS
  • Proficiency with Photoshop or GIMP (intermediate skill level)
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Along with your CV and cover letter, please attach one or more writing samples. These can be creative, academic and/or professional texts.

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