Communications Manager, Festival

  • Position Type : Contract
  • Department : Communications
  • Start Date : June-24-13
  • End Date : September-27-13


April 5, 2013

TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is hiring for the contract position of:


This will be an exciting year for TIFF as we present unique programming in our new home and the world's premier centre for film, TIFF Bell Lightbox.  We are seeking a highly motivated individual who wants to be part of a new era in Toronto's cultural history.

Reporting to the Senior Communications Manager, the Communications Manager will be responsible for media relations related to Toronto International Film Festival events.   


• Organizes and oversees press events related to the Festival  
• In conjunction with the Senior Manager, liaises with studios, distributors and external publicists
• Effectively manages current relationships with media and external stakeholders
• Maintains and develops new relationships with members of the media
• Writes and edits external and internal documents, as required
• Liaises with programmers on all activities as required
• Works as a team with the rest of the Communications department

Contract Dates:  June 24 to September 27, 2013

Minimum Requirements

• Post-secondary degree or diploma in communications, journalism or related field
• 4-5 years publicity experience
• Superior communications skills, both written and oral
• Established relationships with local, national and international entertainment media outlets and journalists
• High level of professionalism and diplomacy
• Ability to handle high pressure situations with aplomb and grace
• Proven track record in dealing with high-profile talent
• Experience managing media events  
• Excellent attention to detail
• Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends

Please submit cover letter, resumé and the names and phone numbers of 3 references attached as a PDF or Word document (we do not accept Cloud hosting or File Sharing programs),  by 5pm on April 19, 2013  BY EMAIL ONLY to the attention of Hiring Committee: Communications Manager, Festival

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We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview are contacted. No telephone or walk-in inquiries please. All applications are considered confidential.

TIFF is an equal opportunity employer.

TIFF is a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world.  Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image.