Devour! is currently accepting applications for the position of Marketing & Communications Assistant

Job Posting — Marketing & Communications Assistant

August 2023-November 2023, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Organization: Devour! The Food Film Fest (Slow Motion Food Film Fest Society)

Contract Position: Marketing & Communications Assistant

Reporting to: Marketing & Communications Firm & the Devour! Management Team

Contract Term: August 14, 2023 – November 4, 2023 (12 weeks)

Contract Fee: $16/hour, P/T (20 hours per week) August 14-October 6/23- 8 weeks

F/T (40 hours per week) October 9-November 3/23- 4 weeks

Devour! seeks a Marketing & Communications Assistant for the 13th edition of the festival, working under the supervision of the Marketing & Communications Firm, who will be primarily responsible for: 

  • Assist with the implementation, and measurement of a new comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations plan to enhance Devour!’s image and position within the marketplace and the public;
  • Promotional writing including media releases, e-newsletters and social media posts;
  • Communicating with talent to arrange media interviews, meet and greets, book signings and event scheduling;
  • Editing marketing materials such as the online festival guide and website; 
  • Developing & executing distribution plans for promo materials & maintaining the database of locations/contacts; 
  • Working with volunteers to coordinate pre-festival promotions and street team activities at key events and locations;
  • Developing attendee surveys and working with  volunteers to execute interviews during the Festival;
  • Monitoring and recording media activity;
  • Creating a file with all media clippings and gathering statistics for measurements and final reports;
  • And work in collaboration with existing service providers – Spectacle Group (Creative Agency), Space Creatorz (Digital Marketing), threesixfive media (Videography) and festival photographers – to deliver on the overall plan.

Job Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of related work and/or communications experience
  • Preference will be given to related prior working or volunteering experience with festivals and events
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have French as a second language, given this year’s theme

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Dependable, professional and personable
  • Dynamic and creative personality
  • Computer skills and proficiency across a number of programs – Excel, Word, Google Docs, Powerpoint, etc.
  • Must be outgoing, positive and assertive and have excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage the competing demands and expectations of multiple stakeholders from sponsors to talent to media to staff and volunteers
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Time management skills – the ability to balance a wide range of work environments, from working remotely on one’s own to high-pressure event management with a dedicated team of professionals

About Devour! The Food Film Fest 

Devour! The Food Film Fest is an internationally recognized food film festival that takes place annually in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. The 13th-anniversary edition of Devour! will run from October 23-29, 2023. This year’s spotlight theme will take us into the world of French Cuisine and Culture, including how the roots of Acadian, Cajun, Creole, and French cuisine intersect globally.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé and two (2) references to Darlene Pomroy at email: by July 7, 2023, no later than 5 pm. Devour! The Food Film Fest (Slow Motion Food Film Fest Society) is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you to everyone who applies, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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