Communications Intern

Date Posted: Apr 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2019
Start Date: Jun 03, 2019

Salary Range: 0 - 20K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival (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.

Job Description

Communications Intern
Reporting to the Communications Manager, TIFF is seeking  a Communications Intern to work in a fast-paced environment, assisting in media relations and publicity efforts to promote the Toronto International Film Festival and TIFF Bell Lightbox year-round programming. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has a specific interest in media relations and communications. Creative thinking, strong attention to detail and adaptability are key character traits of the person who will take on this role. This internship is an ideal opportunity for a student or recent graduate of a public relations or corporate communications degree, diploma or certificate programme or an applicant with related experience in this field.
This is a paid internship.
Shall include but not be limited to-
• Assist with the daily function of the TIFF Press Office, supporting the department with various administrative tasks
Collect and distribute press clippings
• Answer the main Press Office telephone line and respond to email inquiries
• Maintain accurate database records
• Research, edit, draft and disseminate publicity materials
• Communicate with media in a respectful and courteous manner
• Conduct research on communications-related matters, as required
• Work closely with team members to complete time-sensitive tasks
• Assist with coordination and on-site execution of various events


  • Superior oral and written communication skills (writing samples may be requested)
  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Keen attention to detail and takes initiative
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and works well in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well individually and with a team
  • Excellent phone manner
  • High computer proficiency (Microsoft Office experience preferred, knowledge of Gmail, experience working in databases and knowledge of MailChimp, Meltwater and Infomart as asset)
  • Familiarity with TIFF and its activities
  • An interest and passion for film is an asset
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends

Additional Info:

  • June 3, 2019 – September 15, 2019

How to Apply:

  • Please submit a cover letter and resumé as one PDF or Word document, by 5pm on MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019.
  • All applications must be submitted online through the posting found on our website
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 and is committed to providing accommodations in our hiring process for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, please inform us in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

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