We're Hiring! Looking for a Student To Become Our Summer Advertising Coordinator

Advertising Coordinator

Date posted: May 23, 2017

Application deadline: June 12, 2017 at 5:00pm

Contract duration: 7 weeks

Start date: July 10, 2017


Organization Information

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is one of the longest­ running women’s film festivals in the world. Our annual five-day film festival will be held October 18-22, 2017 in St. John’s. In addition to our Festival, we organize annual professional development and networking conferences like our [Interactive] Film Industry Forum, as well as educational programs for youth. We also host film screenings and special events throughout the year. The Festival is a non-profit arts organization and offers one of the province’s largest and most anticipated cultural events of the year.

Job Description

We are looking for a post-secondary student to join our team and help us build our official Festival Program. We print over 3,000 copies of our professionally designed, 100-page Program Guide and distribute them at all Festival events as well as throughout the greater St. John's area in advance of the Festival as a marketing tool.

Our Advertising Coordinator plays a key role in making this happen. Duties include but are not limited to selling advertising space to local businesses (including approaching a list of loyal past advertisers), collecting messages and advertisements from Festival sponsors, and organizing content for our designers. This position will also source content for our fun Delegate swag bags!

This is a great opportunity to get to gain sales experience, build relationships with new and established local businesses, put your name behind a highly visible end product, and work with a supportive team. Plus, you get to know the local film industry and receive a full Festival Pass as a thank you!


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Friendly, independent and motivated

  • Comfortable speaking to new people in person and over the telephone

  • Strong attention to detail, professionalism & organization

  • Familiar with Google Docs, or willing to learn

  • Past experience or training in marketing or advertising sales is an asset

  • Knowledge of St. John’s and greater area is an asset

  • Familiarity with graphic design programs like Photoshop is an asset

This position is offered through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Applicants must have been full-time students in the Winter 2016 - 2017 semester, and be heading back into full-time studies this Fall. Applicants must be between the ages of 15-30.

People of all genders are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please email resumes and cover letters to Jenn Brown at: jenn@womensfilmfestival.com with subject line “Advertising Coordinator.” For more information, email Jenn or call: (709) 754-3141.

Candice Walsh