WB1 – Online Content Developer and Digital Archivist

This position is available through the Job Creation Partnership Program, offered in partnership with Employment Ontario. The Job Creation Partnership program is designed to provide those receiving Employment Insurance benefits (or those with reach back status) work experience opportunities needed to acquire more marketable skills to help them find future employment.

CONTRACT LENGTH: 16 weeks     START DATE: March 24, 2014            END DATE:  For Set Weeks

JOB SUMMARY: Editing content from existing festival footage and photographing, recording and editing footage at events for online broadcasts and digital archives. The Online Content Developer and Digital Archivist will create short clips and documentaries suitable for online distribution.

REPORTING: Reporting to and working directly under the supervision of the Festival’s Artistic Director




  • Editing content for the Festival’s Video and YouTube channels from existing footage and photographing
  • Recording and editing footage at events for online broadcasts and digital archives
  • Create short clips and documentaries suitable for online distribution
  • The person would be on hand for all public events as well as select in-school presentations
  • A short “best of clip” showcasing the Festival’s diversity and running roughly 5 to 10 minutes would be created in collaboration with Festival staff and posted within three weeks of the Spring Festival’s conclusion
  • Maintain permanent records of all events and develop content for the public


  • Well organized
  • Comfortable with digital editing and recording with an interest in culture and the literary world
  • Able to produce short video extracts for broadcast within 24 hours of stand-alone events and to produce at least 30 clips between 5 to 12 minutes in length from new and existing footage
  • Ideally this person would have experience working in a very dynamic environment and have training in filming as well as editing video footage
  • A keen eye for detail and design are major assets
  • Working quickly and efficiently
  • Strong skills and an interest in building a professional portfolio that showcases their abilities and the Festival itself to a global audience
  • Experience with digital still photography and videography including live events
  • Computer editing experience in iMovie and related Mac-based software
  • Friendly and polite
  • Knowledge of contemporary culture and literature an asset
  •  Drivers license and car are assets


  • Festival’s organizing team
  •  Community associations
  • Publishers
  • Participating Authors, Musicians and Filmmakers
  • Media partners including CBC and the Ottawa Citizen

TO APPLY: Forward CV to [email protected] or fax to 613.233.3134

Please quote position number: WB1 and title

Only those candidates who meet the JCP criteria will be contacted for an interview. To learn more about the JCP criteria, please visit http://www.ottawafestivals.ca