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Communications Intern - Cinema Politica

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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.ResponsibilitiesCP 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

Outreach

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

General

  • 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

How to ApplyTo 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 jobs [at] cinemapolitica.org and include Communications Intern in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.Employment equityCinema 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.

Programming and Acquisitions Intern - Cinema...

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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 Programming and Acquisitions Intern who will work closely with the Director of Programming and the Executive Director to assist with the coordination of programming activities and acquisition of titles for exhibition within the CP Network. We are interested in applicants who have a specific interest in documentary, independent film and media. 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.ResponsibilitiesProgramming Coordination

  • Scout titles of potential interest to CP Network and invite submissions
  • Research and request titles for acquisition from rights holders and request screeners
  • Pre-screen and process submissions
  • Circulate titles to programming committee and facilitates their work,
  • Track programming status of films and organize feedback
  • Prepare programming meeting lists, coordinate and attend meetings and take notes
  • Communicate with rights holders and provide feedback when requested
  • Maintain a master list of submissions and requests
  • Maintain a database of distributors and sales agents

Acquisition

  • Negotiate and secure screening fees with rights holders based on CP fee structure and allocated budget
  • Ensure balance and diversity in programming
  • Process contracts and invoices
  • Manage deliverables, including digital assets, press kits, etc. and handle print traffic
  • Maintain master list of acquisitions
  • Track number of screenings and request invoicing
  • Draft communication materials announcing new acquisitions

General

  • Work with Director of Programming to ensure all programing adheres to Cinema Politica’s mandate and curatorial approach and vision
  • Provide regular reports
  • Assist the Network Coordinator with local programming requests
  • Maintain excellent relationships with clients and rights holders
  • Liaise with filmmakers, distributors and CP locals when necessary
  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Work closely with the CP team to complete time-sensitive tasks

How to ApplyTo 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 jobs [at] cinemapolitica.org and include Programming and Acquisitions Intern in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.Employment equityCinema 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.