Date Posted: Jun 30, 2023
Application Deadline: Jul 12, 2023
Start Date: Jul 24, 2023
Hourly From: $20/hr To $25/hr
Region: Peel Region
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization’s Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job’s focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Entry level/ intern
Mississauga Arts Council
The Mississauga Arts Council is dedicated to enabling the growth of the arts by creating opportunity and connection between artists and residents in Mississauga and beyond. Celebrating our milestone 40th anniversary this year, The Mississauga Arts Council is a registered charity, dedicated to accelerating progress toward the attainment of our Vision of Mississauga, as a vibrant cultural community where arts and culture thrive!
Our Vision: Promote a thriving Arts Economy in Mississauga.
Our Mission: Empower the Arts Economy by: Creating opportunities & capacity; Connecting artists to audiences and each other; and Celebrating artist’s achievements.
Our Values: MAC believes in the value of creative collaboration, facilitating partnerships, encouraging healthy competition between artists and strengthening creative communities.
Our Strategy: To provide valuable communications and marketing services to individual creatives and groups, to bring more art experiences to more communities across the city, to advocate for development of our city’s arts economy.
Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) has an opportunity for a passionate, ambitious, creative storyteller to join our talented team and make a difference in the vibrant arts community in Mississauga as an Arts Reporter. The successful candidate will be working independently and as part of a team. The Arts Reporter will use their skills to ideate, plan, research, write and edit stories about the thriving Mississauga arts community for Martys HUB robust digital platforms. The successful candidate will work alongside MAC’s creative team of multimedia, creative strategists and communications professionals to elevate our storytelling content. We’re looking for a team player and bright mind to help shape the future of personal arts stories for Martys HUB.
View the full job posting: https://www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/2023/06/14/reporter-arts-and-culture/
With guidance from the Communications Manager and Creative Director & Strategist, the Reporter (Arts and Culture) will:
- Research, interview, write, and edit personal arts stories about Mississauga’s vibrant arts scene for distribution on Martys HUB platforms. Including, but not limited to, articles for MartysHUB.com along with drafting and publishing content for Martys HUB social media channels.
- Work alongside the Content Creator to ideate content for developed stories for Martys HUB, and its respective social media channels.
- Conduct and schedule interviews with local artists.
- Keep up to date with local arts news taking place in the city.
- With assistance from the Communications Manager, reaching out to media networks to pitch story ideas for their platforms.
- Help to maintain web content MartysHUB.com via posting articles and events to the events calendar.
- Participate in regular content brainstorms with the MAC creative team.
- Contribute on occasion with newsletter creation for MAC’s mailing lists.
- Assist with other administrative tasks as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Media, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field.
- Minimum 1-2 years of professional experience in a reporter or journalist based role.
- Strong knowledge of crafting stories using research, interviewing, and writing/copy editing skills.
- Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
- Detail oriented, able to organize, multitask, and manage multiple projects on the go.
- Knowledge of media relations and digital media strategies.
- Ability to work successfully in a team and individually.
- Experience with social media scheduling platforms such as Hootsuite and Creators Studio.
- Valid G Driver’s License and reliable access to a vehicle. MAC will cover mileage costs at $.50/km.
- Experience using WordPress.
- Knowledge of using a DSLR camera.
- Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software including Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Illustrator.
- Passion about bringing the public to the arts.
- Experience working at a non-profit or in the arts sector.
The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is a 42 year old registered charity, dedicated to enabling the growth of the arts by creating opportunities for artists to create, and connection between them and residents of Mississauga and beyond. Our Mission is to empower the arts economy by: creating more opportunities & capacity; connecting artists to audiences and each other; and celebrating artist’s achievements: mississaugaartscouncil.com
Founded in 2021 by MAC, Martys HUB connects Mississauga artists, arts organizations and businesses to the public, featuring artist profiles in a searchable directory, news, events, articles, video, and more. Martys HUB offers engaging online encounters between professional artists in Mississauga and the community: martyshub.com
MAC brought together health practitioners, academics, artists, politicians, and leaders in the arts sector at the first Arts for Mental Health Conference in Canada on October 6, 2021. Our resources and ongoing ArtsCare program development can be accessed here: artscare.ca
How to Apply:
Please email the following items with the subject line – Reporter (Arts & Culture) to Sherri Murray, MAC’s Communications Manager at [email protected]
Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 12, 2023 by 5:00 PM. No late applications will be accepted.
- Cover letter describing your interest in the position
- Resume/CV outlining your skills and experience
- 3-5 writing samples of past work. Can include (but not limited to) interview, article, press release, etc.
- 3 references
MAC is committed to ensuring the value of diversity is upheld in everything that we do for our members, employees, volunteers, and the broader community. MAC welcomes and supports all people, regardless of ability, age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or beliefs. It is incumbent upon MAC staff and volunteers to share the responsibility of creating and maintaining an environment of mutual respect and support.