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Job Post: Media and Marketing Assistant, OIAF, Ottawa

rooster_combo_bw1Media and Marketing Assistant
Ottawa International Animation Festival

Job Summary: Public relations assistant to help with creating press releases and marketing materials to promote the Animation Festival.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Managing Director, the TAC and Workshops Director and the Artistic Director

Starting Date: ASAP
Duration: 26 weeks

Assist the management team with:
o Reviewing films in competition
o Writing media releases
o Pitching stories to media outlets
o Contacting filmmakers for permission to grant interviews
o Securing high-resolution photographs
o TAC media campaign
o Updating social networking sites and Festival website
o Arranging press conference
o Monitoring ad deadlines and working with graphic designer on marketing material
o Keeping electronic and hard-copy records of all media and marketing coverage

Skills Required:
o Strong communication, both written and verbal; English essential (French is an asset)
o Organized and able to consistently meet deadlines
o Knowledge of database software an asset
o Knowledge of Dreamweaver and Adobe design suite an asset

Industry Contacts:
o International media
o International trade publications
o Animation professionals
o Filmmakers
o Special Event professionals

Please send your resume and cover letter to:
Jennifer Noseworthy
Director of Outreach and Administration
Canadian Film Institute / Ottawa International Animation Festival
Tel: 613-232-8769
Fax: 613-232-6315


  1. Jennifer Noseworthy Jennifer Noseworthy June 23, 2009

    Thanks for helping out with this, Mike. The Festival really appreciates your support.

    Just to clarify things for potential applicants, the media position is staffed under the JCP program and candidates must meet the same eligibility requirements as those for the Guest Services position. It’s a great opportunity for someone in Ottawa!



  2. michael mcgregor michael mcgregor July 6, 2009

    Hello, to whom it may concern.

    My name is Michael McGregor. I am a 24 year old animator/illustrator/contract artist currently living in ottawa. I am in between contracts and am looking for work. I have been an animator for few studios including, mercury filmworks, and collideascope digital (halifax).

    I have animated on (recent to oldest) JImmy two shoes, toot and puddle, dex hamilton alien antimologist, speed racer next generation, (bgs) busytown mysteries, johnny test season 3, and wierd years.

    I am fluent in Harmony, Flash, Photoshop, word, excell, powerpoint. (most office programs)
    I am dicaplened and easy to work with. Strong leadership skills and a big smile.

    all referances available upon request.
    you may contact me at 613 816 7497

    I am very interested and would love the opportunity to prove my worth.
    thank you for your time and consideration

    all the best

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