Communications Assistant


DOXA Documentary Film Festival


Mar. 22, 2019

Organization Description: 

DOXA Documentary Film Festival, produced by The Documentary Media Society, is a community-oriented arts organization that premieres Canadian and international documentaries to Vancouver audiences during an annual 11-day festival, along with year-round programming.


Job Description: 

We are seeking a dynamic individual who is interested in working in a busy, energetic, filmloving environment to fill the position of Communications Assistant. The participant will work with the DOXA communications team to develop and execute strategies to use design, website, communication strategies, social media, and visual media for the festival and other DOXA activities.
All applicants must have excellent computer (preferably Mac) and internet skills and the ability to work independently within a team setting.

Contract: Up to 28 weeks, starting as early as March 11, 2019 until September 20, 2019.


  • Work with DOXA staff to edit festival film trailers.

  • Work with DOXA staff to develop strategies for audience engagement using visual media.

  • Work with DOXA staff to create print and web materials.

  • Work with DOXA staff to foster and maintain DOXA’s presence online including website
    content and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube).

  • Coordinate DOXA’s e-newsletter leading up to and during the Festival.

  • Track, collect, and file media clippings from various sources, including print and online.

  • Work with the Audience Development Committee on outreach and communication initiatives.

  • Assist with digital communications for the 2019 DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

  • Assist with photo and video documentation of DOXA screenings and events.


  • Ability to represent DOXA positively with filmmakers, sponsors, partners, audience members, and the broader community.

  • Photography and videography experience an asset.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Interest in marketing and social media

  • Experience with, or a willingness to learn, various communications and design software, including Constant Contact, Tweetdeck, Photoshop and InDesign.

  • Experience with, or a willingness to learn, photo editing software (eg. Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.) and video editing software (eg. Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, etc.) an asset.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.

  • Interest in documentary film and the film industry.

How to Apply: 

Candidates are only eligible if they are currently unemployed and have a current EI claim; OR have had an
established EI claim within the past 36 months; OR have been paid special EI benefits (i.e., maternity/parental) in the past 60 months and are returning to work for the first time since that benefit began. All applicants have to be registered with a Work BC office.

If you are eligible and are interested in applying, please contact your nearest Employment Services Centre
( For other inquiries, please email Atenas Contreras at


$562 per week. All arrangements for remuneration and payment schedule will be managed through Case Managers at Employment Services Centres

Contact Name: Atenas Contreras
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 646-3200

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