Communications Coordinator (Summer Student/Internship)

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date February 4, 2017
Type Full Time
Company The Canadian Country Music Association
Location Toronto, ON
Category Communications
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To apply, please send resume to:

Canadian Country Music Association

POSITION: Communications Coordinator (Summer Student/Internship)

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is looking to hire a summer student/intern specializing in communications.

This position will primarily be responsible for assisting the CCMA Communications Lead with all communications initiatives associated with PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017 and other CCMA programs. The position best suits candidates with an upbeat and flexible attitude with a desire to work in a small, fast-paced, not-for-profit environment that demands a team player approach.

The successful candidate will be required to travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for PotashCorp Country Music Week 2017 from September 4 through September 11, 2017.

The term of this contracted position is to commence May 1, 2017 and end September 11, 2017, and is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The candidate MUST be presently attending post-secondary school and planning to return to school in the fall of 2017.

The position’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain current database of Canadian country radio contacts
  • Manage contest fulfillment packages
  • Respond to and track requests for donations
  • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of media releases and CCMA member announcements and other communications deliverables
  • Assist with the research, development and implementation of social media materials
  • Execute social media communications plans while engaging and tracking followers and interactions
  • Coordinate the assembly and distribution of media kits and press materials
  • Research, fact check and gather communications materials as needed
  • Assist with media relations and communications at events prior to and during Country Music Week
  • Manage and maintain a media tracking system for CCMA coverage
  • Professionally and effectively interface with members, media, key stakeholders and the public
  • General duties and administration

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Presently working towards a diploma in communications, public relations, music management, or other applicable fields; and returning to school in the fall of 2017
  • Comfortable and confident with all social media platforms
  • Professional written and verbal communications skills
  • Working knowledge of Canadian media landscape
  • Ability to multitask and effectively manage duties as assigned
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with constantly shifting priorities
  • Proven ability to work with confidential information
  • Strong attention to detail and above average organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards.

The CCMA office is located in downtown Toronto and prides itself on its casual and friendly environment.


To apply, please send resume to:

Please note that only those accepted for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or visits please.

Posting closes Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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