JOB NOTICE – Media Relations Publicist

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Join Odyssey Theatre’s team this summer as we return to live performance and celebrate our 37th season as Ottawa’s premier professional open-air theatre. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people from diverse backgrounds with a passion for the arts who want to contribute to the success of our 2023 season. Work with a dynamic and collaborative team and spend the summer with Ottawa’s award-winning mask and movement Theatre!

Our annual Theatre Under the Stars in Ottawa’s beautiful Strathcona Park features our exciting summer production! Rehearsals begin June 26, the production opens July 27 and runs until August 20.

We are hiring a Media Relations Publicist. The successful candidate is creative, dynamic, energetic and passionate about the arts. Working with the General Manager, you will create and deliver effective publicity and media campaigns. You will secure broad coverage in digital, print, video, broadcast media of our production of The Miser, community outreach programs and special events. This position works largely remotely with occasional time in Strathcona Park and at our office in Arts Court (2 Daly Avenue).

Dates: June 5th – August 11th, 2023 Duration: Part-time up to 24 hours per week
Salary: $20-25 /hour (based on experience) Location: Remote + Strathcona Park

The successful candidate will be responsible to:

  • Plan and implement media initiatives to promote our summer season;
  • Create compelling stories and media pitches to secure coverage;
  • Develop effective written and visual promotional materials;
  • Create and distribute press releases and pitches, and follow-up with media;
  • Organize and liaise with media for interviews, stories and reviews with company artists;
  • Post compelling materials to our web sites and social media platforms;
  • Write blogs and conduct interviews, take photos and videos;
  • Organize a successful media day in the park for video and photo shoots.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Training in Communications, Media/Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or similar;
  • Experience working with media;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Good computer skills (Mac, Microsoft Office, WordPress, Video, etc.);
  • Experience with Web sites, Social Media platforms.
  • Ability to show initiative and work independently.

Odyssey Theatre is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to reflecting our city and country’s diversity. We welcome and encourage persons of all cultural backgrounds, disabilities, gender identities or expressions, religions and sexual orientations to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references and a short writing sample to:

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