JOB POSTING: Communications Manager

Position Summary

Working with the PWM team and reporting to PWM’s Artistic Director and Managing Director, the Communications Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of PWM’s marketing and communications strategies. The Communications Manager creates, produces and distributes materials using PWM’s communications channels and monitors and maintains PWM’s website and social media platforms.

Primary Responsibilities

Communications Strategy

  • Creating systems and processes for PWM’s communication department to run smoothly and efficiently, with reasonable timelines;
  • Planning, coordinating and carrying out marketing, communications and promotional initiatives;
  • Proposing, designing, planning and executing annual marketing and communications plans with the general goals of increasing visibility and audience reach;
  • Managing an annual expense budget of under $5000 for all marketing and communications.

Execution of Communications Tasks

  • Writing content to support communications and marketing efforts, including but not limited to newsletters, website, social media, brochures, and press releases;
  • Designing or overseeing the creation of promotional materials for PWM’s communication and marketing efforts, including posters, postcards, signage, letterhead, brochures, business cards, as well as image and video content;
  • Overseeing media calls and photo shoots;
  • Managing, maintaining and updating PWM’s website;
  • Compiling calls from the community that would benefit artists that PWM closely works with (i.e. Playwrights, Translators, Dramaturgs);
  • Tracking and promoting PWM-developed plays after they go into production or are published;
  • Editing and enforcing recognition and crediting contracts with PWM collaborators.

Skills and Characteristics 

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines;
  • An analytical mind and ability to think critically;
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills in English; professional fluency in French
  • Experience in the design, execution and distribution of digital and print materials;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Comfort with managing multiple projects at the same time and ability to adapt;
  • A commitment to growing and improving PWM’s efforts in equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in communications and marketing.
Qualifications

Experience

  • 2-3 years experience in a communications or marketing role;
  • An asset, but not mandatory: graduate of a communications, marketing, or public relations program.

Technical knowledge

  • Established experience of WordPress;
  • Familiarity with video and graphic editing software;
  • Knowledge of SEO and Google Analytics;
  • Knowledge of GSuite, Microsoft Office;
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and their specificities;
  • Proven knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices;
  • An asset: experience of HTML/CSS coding, WCAG guidelines, photography, videography, CiviCRM, Mailchimp.
Salary and Benefits
  • $21 per hour for 32 hours (or 4 days) per week which is the equivalent of $34,944 per year
  • Five weeks paid vacation
  • 10 paid wellness/sick days per year
  • Reimbursement for one theatre ticket per month or 12 per year
  • Group Insurance benefits that includes access to a health plan, life insurance and travel insurance
  • Optional enrolment in the Common Good Retirement Plan, with a future possibility of matching contributions from PWM, based on the organization’s budget
Applications and Inquiries

Please indicate your interest by emailing your application to:  annesophie@playwrights.ca with “Communications Manager” as the email subject line. Combine all files into a single PDF.

Applications should include: 

  • Cover letter
  • CV or resume
  • One short writing sample from your previous work (examples can include a press release, brochure, social media post, etc.)
  • One digital or print design sample from your previous work (examples can include a poster, postcard, digital marketing image, website, etc.)

We encourage applicants to send in their applications as soon as possible. For best consideration, please apply before JULY 4, 2022. Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

PWM values diversity in its workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. While recognizing that the identity of each person is fundamentally plural, multidimensional, changing and evolving, we strongly encourage applications from individuals who are Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), Black, racialized (including recent immigrants), 2SLGBTQQIPAA+, neurodiverse, disabled and/or living with chronic illness and chronic pain. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they are comfortable doing so. 


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Organization overview

Founded in 1963, Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM) is a dramaturgically-focused theatre creation and development company based in Montréal.

PWM is led by a team of experienced dramaturgs and arts administrators. With a focus on dramaturgy, its mission is to collaborate with artists in the development of new works of theatre and performance. PWM gives artists the opportunity to create and experiment, dream and take risks. Its collaborative process draws on the team’s unique expertise and is tailored to the artist’s individual needs.

At PWM, playwrights, dramaturgs, translators, directors, performance artists, and theatre companies across the country find a creative accomplice willing to invest deeply in the development of meaningful work. Through PWM’s programming and activities, individual artists and companies meet and make new connections. By fostering these artistic connections, PWM acts as a community hub for theatre-makers in Montreal and beyond.

PWM has a deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. PWM’s staff have read and reviewed the progress of the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada as well as the UNDRIP, and are committed to working towards adapting recommendations into the organization and its programming. PWM regularly partners with Indigenous, Black, racialized, 2SLGBTQQIPAA+, and disabled artists and organizations in its programming while continuing to work to deepen its practices and address systemic issues throughout the organization.