Publicist - PR Team

JFL is looking for dedicated individuals with a passion for publicity, pop culture and comedy, to join the PR team. Proficiency in English is a must; bilingual candidate welcome!

Experience working in arts, media and communications is desirable. Highly effective communication skills (both verbal and written) is mandatory. Candidates must be able to work efficiently in a dynamic, fast-paced, and high-pressure atmosphere. They must have the ability to pay close attention to detail, organize schedules effectively, especially in a fast pace working environment.

Knowledge of press outlets and press relations is a key asset. Must be an independent and strategic thinker who is a strong team player, and willing to take responsibility for project oversight. Must demonstrate an ability to cultivate and nurture relationships with members of the media, ability to work with various levels of talent, press, executives, and colleagues.

8-week contract: Start date: June 13 - End date: August 5


JFL Office pre-festival - weekdays, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-6:00pm ET

Full work week, including weekends and evenings during the festival – July 18 - August 5

Daily tasks will include:

  • Promote festival artists by researching and creating compelling long- and short-term press/media strategies. Study artists to devise media angles of interest; write fun facts sheets for PR team to apply when pitching various opportunities.
  • Write compelling pitches to the media with the goal of securing press coverage;
  • Work with artist reps and media to confirm press interviews, finalize press itineraries;
  • Maintain and contribute to daily and weekly press reports;
  • Research and update media lists; monitor press clippings and log accordingly;
  • Escort artists to press interviews and appearances; including festival red carpet;
  • Attend festival performances when required by Supervisor; greet and oversee media relations on site;
  • Work with PR team to support marketing and social media initiatives involving for artist opportunities;

Apply now. Deadline to submit applications is May 31, 2022