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Job Opportunity - Communications Officer

June 9, 2011 | Music PEI has an immediate opening for a Communications Officer. This is a six month intern position. This is a vital role in providing professional communication between MPEI and various sources of media, members, government, partners, sponsors, staff and others.

This position requires development of a number of different business skills including working knowledge of but not limited to:

Creating press releases (creative writing skills)
Planning the execution of press releases
Compiling an updated media contact list
Creating calendar of deadlines
Communicating with sponsors
Creating invites for delegates
Understanding professional communication procedures
Preparing packages of sponsorship information
Go-to source for media inquiries
Creating critical paths
Coordinating ad details with media + designer
Insuring brand integrity
Updating webpage news releases
Updating social media is a critical piece in the new music industry (Facebook, Twitter)
Creating and coordinating newsletters to release to members
Insuring consistent messaging
Creating and managing communication procedures within staff
Working with the Executive Director on funding proposals

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
This is a Skills PEI funded position and applicants must meet the following requirements.
must be a post secondary graduate between 2006-2011
must be EI eligible
must be a resident of PEI
ready for work immediately
knowledge of the music industry would be considered an asset

COMPENSATION
This is paid internship of 40 hours per week and would begin immediately upon selection and continue for six months. Rate of pay is $19.00 per hour.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications must be submited by June 17, 2011.

Please email or fax your resume and cover letter to:

Rob Oakie - Executive Director
Music PEI
E: roboakie@musicpei.com
F: 894-4404