We’re Hiring – Media Relations Contractor


MPMG is seeking a Media Relations Contractor to support our bustling fall arts season in Vancouver, with a strong focus on the 2024 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).

The contractor will work with and report to an MPMG Account Manager and will be required to assume responsibility for a wide range of media relations and communications tasks. This is a demanding role that will require a self-directed, highly efficient, and detail-oriented individual. The successful contractor will have experience pitching the media, have established media contacts, possess excellent writing and editing skills, and is comfortable working independently and remotely in a fast-paced agency environment.

This is a remote contract position from August 6 through October 25, 2024 with the opportunity for ongoing collaboration following the close of the contract. Occasional evening and weekend work required with some clients.

Total estimated hours may range from 15 to 30 hours per week.


– Represent MPMG in a professional and confident manner in both written and verbal communications
– Support media relations campaigns through asset gathering, media site and EPK development, distribution management of press releases, etc.
– Identify various story leads within each campaign and craft accompanying pitches for individual journalists
– Write communications copy, including press releases and media pitches
– Secure interviews, reviews, and coverage for clients
– Accompany on-site, in-person interviews and/or media and photo calls, as needed
– Utilize online databases and event listing engines to raise awareness for upcoming client productions
– Provide media monitoring and ongoing maintenance of coverage trackers for MPMG clients
– Consistently provide a high level of client relations
– Demonstrate the ability to analyze issues and solve complex problems independently
– Maintain a close working relationship with the MPMG team


– Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Arts Management or related field
– 2-3+ years of recent experience working in a publicist or communications role
– Strong relationships with media throughout the Lower Mainland is an asset
– Business acumen achieved through previous experience in a fast-paced professional marketing + communications services environment
– Superior verbal and written communication skills
– Strong attention to detail; keen copy editing and proofreading skills are a must
– Excellent organizational and time management skills
– Familiarity and comfort with software and online tools, including but not limited to – WordPress, G Suite, Facebook, Twitter, Vertical Response, YouTube, and Adobe Suite
– Passion and experience with the arts is highly valued


Please send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@mpmgarts.com no later than April 8, 2024. All applications will be kept in confidence.

No telephone calls or faxed applications please. We thank all who express an interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Compensation: $32 – $40 per hour based on experience.

Contact Email: jobs@mpmgarts.com

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