Job Offer: Copy Editor and Daytime Program Assistant
The applicant must be eligible for the Emploi-Québec wage subsidy. Please get your letter of eligibility from your local employment center (CLE) before applying.
MUTEK is looking for a passionate individual to assist the programming and communications departments in researching, writing and reviewing content as well as providing logistics support for the 22nd hybrid edition of the Festival which will take place from August 24 to 29, 2021. Candidate should be organized, versatile, autonomous, and meticulous. He/She/They will actively take part in the organization of the daytime component of the Festival, MUTEK Forum, remotely and/or in an open-office, flexible and stimulating work environment.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Daytime Coordinator and the Communications/Marketing Director, the incumbent acts as a bridge between the programming and communications teams to collect and coordinate crucial information to write and manage copy about festival content. They also assist in the logistics related to the hospitality and technical aspects of guest requirements. More specifically, tasks include:
Before the festival:
- Actively participate in weekly MUTEK Forum meetings (by video conference during the pandemic)
- Research on speakers, guests, and the themes addressed this year (artificial intelligence, extended or mixed reality, social and technological challenges, sound design, etc.)
- Collect information about speakers (communication and logistics) through Zone Festival software and a logistics spreadsheet
- Outreach and follow-up with speakers before the festival
- Publish information about speakers on the Forum’s virtual platform
- Write and copy edit biographies and descriptions of works or content
- Verify online copy accuracy on an ongoing basis
- Contribute to uploading content or correcting errors (in a CMS site)
- Help with writing and translating messages on the Forum’s virtual platform
- Participate in the production on location and online for daytime activities
- Prepare slides and signage for conferences and panels
- Create and/or use follow-up spreadsheets such as Google Sheets
- Actively participate in coordination and production meetings
- Collect logistical data for hospitality (if applicable) and production teams
- Ensure daily updates and validate information from artists, speakers and partners (photos, logo, links) in a tracking document shared within the team and occasional direct communication or representation with partners.
- Flexibility and adaptability (in the context of COVID-19)
- Ability and willingness to work from home
- Degree in communications, translation, writing, literature or related field
- Bilingualism is essential to this position: The person must possess excellent writing abilities in one language, and very good skills in the other. Language skills will be tested during the interview.
- Excellent at writing and copy editing, and uniformizing information from various sources in a single style
- Intimate knowledge and/or keen interest in electronic music, digital art and new technologies
- At ease with the specific rhythm of a festival and flexible to unexpected situations
- Autonomy, while having a collaborative team spirit
- Ability to work with databases (we use Zone Festival), and capacity to several types of files (Google Doc, Google Sheet, Slack, Trello, etc.)
- Knowledge of the Office suite
- Ability to work under pressure
Conditions and duration:
Start Date: April 5, 2021
Duration: 30 weeks (end of contract on October 31st, 2021)
Schedule: 35 hours a week - flexible, with increased availability as the festival approaches (August 24-29, 2021)
Employees must provide their personal laptop
Hourly rate: $17/hour
Please send your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before March 14th, at midnight, and confirm in your letter that you meet the Emploi-Québec program conditions. Only selected candidates will be contacted.
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