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About the Position
Position # 19738
OrganizationGrand River Film Festival
Position Publicity Coordinator - Virtual - Marketing Committee
Location 750 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, ON, Canada
Impact Statement Celebrating and inspiring the community through the shared experience of film, the Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) is an annual week-long festival dedicated to bringing bold, reflective and inspiring films to Waterloo Region. CineSeries events will take place from September through April.

While our work is focused on bringing the community together through the shared experience of film, we also have a commitment to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our volunteers, guests and community. As such, in addition to the cancellation of the week-long festival in May 2020, we will be cancelling all film screenings for the remainder of March and the month of April. This includes CineSeries screenings planned for April 1 and 22, and CIGI screenings planned for March 18 and April 7. Our next festival will be in May, 2021.

Our current volunteer positions listed will remain virtual through email and phone calls until it is appropriate to hold in-person meetings again.
Description Help us Connect Virtually For Now!

As a Publicity Coordinator, you will assist in creating and distributing intriguing press releases that promote the festival and upcoming events, establish a rapport with local media outlets, respond to media inquiries, coordinate interview inquiries, research media contacts and maintain an up to date media database.

Work in collaboration with the Marketing team, Festival Program Committee, and Fundraising Committee to market the film and events program to targeted audiences; prepare a strategic timeline for all available avenues of media coverage, convey that to our media partners, and ensure schedule is met.

You will have an opportunity to develop relationships with media both within and beyond Waterloo Region, manage media inquiries and interview requests, and assist the social media team to engage audiences across traditional and new media.
Training Details Training provided during on-boarding and throughout the year leading up to festival.
Working Conditions Promote the festival at every possible opportunity.
Duration 1 year or more
Timing Anytime
Time Detail Volunteers can set their own schedule and work from home. Connect virtually for now!
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest Arts/Culture, Communication/Public Relations, Special Events
Skill(s) Public and Media Relations, Written Communication, Time Management, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Creative Thinking
How to Apply
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Contact Jaylene Houde
Phone 519-239-0710
Address 750 Hespeler Road Cambridge, N3H 4R7


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