Marketing and Communications Coordinator – Capital Pride

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Capital Pride is seeking a summer intern to fill the role of Marketing and Communications Coordinator and help plan and execute the 2019 Capital Pride Festival.

The Coordinator will assist developing marketing materials, producing the annual pride guide and managing social media channels.

Position Type: Summer Contract (4 months)
Monday, May 20 – Friday, August 30, 2019

Hours of Work: 35 hours/week
Some evening and weekend work will be required.
The successful applicant must be available for Festival Week: Sunday, August 18 to Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Rate of Pay: $16 per hour

Job Description

  • Assist in the development of a marketing strategy to promote the Festival throughout the National Capital Region including online marketing, traditional marketing (newspapers, radio) and through promotional campaigns and community outreach.
  • Implement a marketing strategy to promote the Festival in key tourism markets throughout Ontario and Quebec.
  • Assist the Operations Lead with the development of communications materials including text for websites, Pride Guide content and written text for marketing materials.
  • Work with graphics designer to develop promotional materials and all collateral.
  • Work with the Operations Lead to develop communication materials and event signage required for the Festival.
Social Media
  • Coordinating the Festival’s bilingual social media strategy including developing a social media calendar, scheduling and posting content and monitoring social media platforms.
  • Lead the Festival volunteer social media team and supervise on-site photographers and videographers during the Festival.
  • Monitor the Festival’s general email inbox and social media accounts to respond to inquiries from community groups and festival attendees.
Media Relations
  • Develop a media relations strategy including identifying opportunities to engage the media, draft media releases and monitor media mentions.
  • Coordinate media requests from both English and French media including conducting background research, scheduling interviews and preparing media messaging for spokespeople.
Event Coordination
  • Assist with the execution of our events, including co-branded community events, media launch, sponsor reception, family and youth events, pride pageant, networking events, festival weekend, and parade.
  • Assist with the planning of various event components, including guestlist and invitations, venues, speakers and entertainment, food and beverage, photography and videography, accommodation and transportation, health and safety, and marketing.
  • Prepare a Communications Report following the Festival that includes a summary of all communications materials, media mentions and social media strategy.
  • Support other members of the Festival Team with general tasks as they arise.
  • Member of, or ally to, the 2SLGBTQ+ community and a commitment to operating within an anti-oppressive work framework.
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience working or volunteering in, the 2SLGBTQ+ community
  • Experience managing social media channels for other organizations
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in busy and occasionally high-stress situations.
  • Bilingualism is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is an asset


It is expected that this position will be supported by the Canada Summer Jobs Program. As such, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] no later than Monday, May 13, 2019. Only those candidates contacted for an interview will be notified.

Capital Pride is committed to the principles of employment equity. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome; in particular, applications are encouraged from racialized people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, queer and trans people, and women.