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Indie Montreal – Regional Publicist

 

Indie Montreal is hiring a regional publicist! Applicants must be highly motivated and enthusiastic, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a music publicist. The worker will be immersed in various aspects of the live show and music promotions industry for an established Canadian music company. Because Indie Montreal is a small business, the publicist will complete valued tasks on the company’s front lines. The chosen person will work on daily duties, medium-term and long-term projects, supervised by the Director of Indie Montreal. He or she will also be required on-site for events.

Start Date: January 26, 2014
Hours: Full Time (35+ hours per week)
Salary: To be discussed with supervisor
Location: Indie Montreal office space at Nomad Nation, 129 Van Horne. To meet with supervisor during weekly staff meetings
Languages: English & French, fluent spoken and written essential

Assets – Skills, Training & Interests: 
• A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in music media relations (those not satisfying this requirement need not apply)
• A completed degree in media relations an asset
• Other music-related professional experience an asset
• Social personality and very good interpersonal skills
• Intimate knowledge of Quebec’s media networks
• Knowledge of other Eastern Canadian media networks an asset
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
• Knowledge of Google Docs and Google Calendar
• High proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other Social Media Websites
• Very Organized with keen attention to detail
• Good communicator
• Experience managing a team of people and other leadership experience an asset
• Ability to draft professional and effective press releases
• Complete bilingualism (English & French) required
• An entrepreneurial spirit a key asset
• A general interest in music, arts & culture

Tasks:
• Handling and overseeing media relations for Indie Montreal’s provincial media relations clients and concerts
• Supervising at least one media relations intern
• Helping to develop, grow and acquire clients for Indie Montreal’s media relations offerings and helping to maintain client relationships
• Managing Indie Montreal’s media relationships
• Drafting and disseminating press releases
• Updating and Organizing Indie Montreal’s press list
• Updating and pitching members of the media on Indie Montreal’s shows and activities
• Updating and pitching members of the media on the shows, releases and activities of Indie Montreal’s media relations clients
• Coordinating media activities like interviews, contests, album reviews and concert previews
• Involvement in Indie Montreal’s social media strategy
• Implementing media strategy in conjunction with supervisor
• Involvement on-site at events

Benefits:
• A ground-floor position in Indie Montreal’s relatively new media relations initiative
• The benefit of Indie Montreal’s other assets and service offerings (concert promotion, booking, street marketing, ticketing, etc.)
• Synergy between Indie Montreal’s other service offerings and media relations
• Valuable field and relationship-management experience
• Direct interaction with Indie Montreal’s clients
• Experience managing a small team
• Experience coordinating promotional efforts with a wide array of industry professionals
• Experience helping to grow a new initiative from the ground up with the benefit of Indie Montreal’s contacts, assets and support
• The ability to develop personal networks of contacts and a press list
• Direct experience with local and regional music industry leaders
• Direct experience working with national and international musical touring acts and festivals
• Experience dealing with international music industry professionals, including Agents, Managers, Tour Managers, Record Labels, Publicists, etc.
• Possible occasional regional travel with other Indie Montreal staff and the opportunity to represent Indie Montreal at festivals and industry events
• Free entrance to Indie Montreal events

How To Apply:
Those interested are encouraged to apply before Monday, January 12, 2014. Any applications received after this deadline will be reviewed on a weekly basis until the position is filled. Please send your resume and cover letter via email to emplois@indiemontreal.ca with the subject line “REGIONAL PUBLICIST”.