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Communications Manager

Permanent full-time position
Workplace: Plateau-Mont-Royal, in hybrid mode
Desired start date: February 6, 2023

We are looking for a communications specialist to help us democratize comics and spread the word about Canada’s largest comic arts festival. Our human-scale team is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to lead its communication campaigns and help with its writing needs.

Would you like to contribute to the promotion of comics and their creators? Beyond the salary, we offer healthy and flexible working conditions, a welcoming team and the privilege of being at the center of the action with the greatest in the industry.

The position at a glance:

The Communications Manager establishes the communications plan and strategies with management. The person manages social networks, ensures internal and external communications and ensures the application of sponsorship and partnership agreements.

Direct supervisor:

Directrice générale

Job description:

  • Participates in the development of the communication plan and digital strategy (website, social networks, newsletter) with management and ensures its deployment;
  • Coordinates and participates in the execution of established communication and promotional plans and strategies;
  • Creates content (writing and creation of visuals) and animates the MCAF Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn pages;
  • Writes press releases, newsletters, reports and more;
  • Updates the website and ensures that new content related to communications and partners is posted online;
  • Participates in the active monitoring of comic arts news and identifies relevant content;
  • Ensures the application of sponsorship and partnership agreements and prepares sponsorship reports;
  • Measures the impact of social media activities, analyzes interactions and maintains traffic statistics;
  • Responds to inquiries from the media, public and other stakeholders;
  • Attends monthly meetings of the organizing committee;
  • Participates in the organization of the Montreal Comic Arts Festival events;
  • Represents the organization at various events (book fairs, conventions, festivals, etc.);
  • Performs all other related tasks.

Skills and qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or equivalent;
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in the field of communications in a cultural organization;
  • Fluency in written and spoken French;
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage the web and various social platforms;
  • Good priority management, organizational skills and autonomy;
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills;
  • Good knowledge of Meta Business Suite, WordPress, Canva and MailChimp tools and applications;
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics, an asset;
  • Knowledge of the Adobe suite, an asset;
  • Knowledge of comic arts and interest in the MCAF mandate;
  • Be available the last week of May for MCAF.

What we offer:

  • Possibility of working 4 or 5 days a week depending on the employee’s preference (28.5 or 35 hours a week);  
  • Salary of $20/hour with an increase expected in September 2023;
  • Hybrid work mode (telecommuting and face-to-face at our Plateau-Mont-Royal office);
  • Participation in several comic arts events and the possibility to travel abroad;
  • An evolving position with varied and rewarding tasks;
  • Possibility of working remotely for part of the year;
  • Privileged access to the Quebec comics community;
  • Comic books.

The Montreal Comic Arts Festival

MCAF is the largest comic book festival in Canada. On the last weekend of May, it welcomes comic creators, publishers and their audiences to celebrate comic arts from here and abroad. The free, bilingual, outdoor event is designed to be accessible and inclusive in order to democratize comics. In 2022, the festival welcomed more than 80,000 people on a pedestrianized Saint-Denis street. The FBDM is also a monthly book club, an international comic arts symposium, MCAF Press and many other projects to promote comics in all its forms.

MCAF thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

MCAF operates an equal opportunity employment program. It values diversity and invites all interested persons to apply.

To submit your application, please send your resume and a cover letter to rh@fbdm-mcaf.ca before January 8, 2023.

Volunteers

For ten years, MCAF’s success has depended on volunteers! All year long, MCAF can count on the hard work of volunteers channeling their love for comic arts in our festival. Here are two great ways to get involved. 


Bédélys Jury

The Bédélys Awards have been recognizing comics from Québec and beyond for over 20 years. The works are evaluated by juries of readers using evaluation grids. This is an opportunity to put your comics reading to good use. The level of involvement varies depending on the award category. 

Required profile

  • Be curious
  • Reside in Montreal
  • Available for group meetings (varies according to the jury)

Join the Programming Committee

Headed by the Programming Director, the Committee was established in 2021 to help plan the programming of MCAF. Members of the committee meet once a month to exchange ideas and discuss activities, guest artists and upcoming exhibitions. 

Required profile

  • Be involved in the comic strip community in Quebec (cartoonist, bookstore, teacher, cultural mediator, publisher)
  • Be bilingual
  • Reside in Montreal
  • Have been to the Montreal Comic Arts Festival at least once

You must be available for one meeting per month from October 2022 to March 2023.

For more information or to submit your application, please write to us at programming@fbdm-mcaf.ca.