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Director of Marketing & Communications

Press Release

The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) is an independent national advocacy and funding organization serving First Nations, Inuit and Métis creators of screen content in Canada. The ISO’s mandate is to foster and support narrative sovereignty and cultural revitalization by increasing Indigenous storytelling on screens and promoting Indigenous values and participation across the sector.

The ISO is a growing organization with an Indigenous team currently located in Ontario, Quebec, BC and
Manitoba. ISO operates as a virtual office and applicants for this role can be based anywhere in Canada.
ISO offers a competitive salary and vacation time, a comprehensive health benefits plan and a pension
program for employees.

Title and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Co-Executive Directors, the Director of Marketing & Communications provides leadership and direct management of the ISO’s communications and marketing activities, including press relations, brand building, electronic and print communications, social media, and community outreach.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the execution of strategic marketing and communication plans for the ISO and all of its activities, working with the Co-Executive Directors and departments to identify and refine key messaging for initiatives and to target appropriate outlets/audiences and reflect the ISO’s mission and communication goals;
  • Develop budget projections for marketing and communications strategy;
  • Working with the Director of Funding Programs and Co-Executive Director, ensure all partnership deliverables are fulfilled as contracted;
  • Assist with the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects;
  • Prioritize messaging and set standards and parameters for public and industry communications;
  • Write and produce e-newsletters, organizational news & project announcements;
  • Coordinate the marketing and promotion of ISO initiatives, conferences, workshops, etc.;
  • Create, upload, schedule, post assets and maintain content calendars including Facebook and Instagram posts/stories, email campaigns, blogs, YouTube videos, Google AdWords, etc.;
  • Actively monitor and engage with audiences across all social media channels, and direct messages, to ensure prompt and timely communications;
  • Foster an inclusive working environment with staff, partners, and the Indigenous community;
  • Hire additional creative contractors, as required, and lead the team in maintaining consistent brand representation across all digital/print materials;
  • Produce a wide range of materials to reach targeted internal and external audiences as needed;
  • Attend screenings, arts events, festivals and related community activity with existing and prospective organizations, with travel, representing the office and supporting its programs;
  • Cultivate relationships with major industry and public outlets;
  • Remain current in market and industry trends to ensure innovation and relevancy.Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or another relevant field;
  • Minimum 7 years of direct work experience in a communication and/or marketing management capacity roles in the arts, culture, or not-for-profit sector;
  • Proven track record of developing and executing marketing and media strategies with working knowledge of brand building and management;
  • Extensive knowledge of local media landscape and film/television industry;
  • Superb writing, content development and editing skills;
  • Understanding of web design and usability best practices and working knowledge of database systems;
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications.Knowledge & Skills Requirements
  • Thorough knowledge of the history and contemporary context of a variety of Indigenous arts in Canada and of the trends and new developments in the arts;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with a variety of diverse audiences;
  • Excellent editing and copy-writing skills with the ability to streamline and standardize communications;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and be self-motivated in a high pressure and demanding work environment;
  • High level of business administration skills, including Microsoft Office;
  • Creative and innovating thinking abilities;
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment;
  • Exemplary attention to detail with excellent planning, organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to commit to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities;
  • Ability to take initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing;
  • Ability to contribute to building and being a part of a positive culture;
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of challenges facing equity-seeking communities,
  • contemporary arts, heritage and cultural issues in Canada;
  • Proficiency in an Indigenous and or French language will be considered an asset;
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as required.Your application must include:
  • A cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position including your experience working with Indigenous communities or in-depth knowledge of Indigenous governance, administration and/or policy issues through lived or learned experience
  • A CV/resumé

No phone calls, please.

Applicants with disabilities who are qualified and selected for an interview will be accommodated upon

Indigenous Screen Office wishes to thank all those that apply, however, only those applicants selected for
an interview will be contacted. Indigenous Screen Office is an equal-opportunity employer.
Please send all applications to [email protected]


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