Now Hiring: Communications Coordinator (Summer Student) for the CCMA


Canadian Country Music Association

POSITION: Communications Coordinator (Summer Student)

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is looking to hire a Summer Student specializing in communications.

This positon will primarily be responsible for assisting the CCMA Communications Lead with all communications associated with Country Music Week and other CCMA programs. The position best suits candidates with an upbeat and flexible attitude with a desire to work in a small, fast-paced not-for-profit environment that demands a team player approach.

The successful candidate will be required to travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia for Country Music Week 2015 from September 7, 2015 to September 14, 2015.

This contracted term position is from May 4, 2015 to September 14, 2015 and is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The candidate MUST be presently attending post-secondary school and planning to return to school in the fall of 2015.  

The position’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain current database of Canadian country radio contacts
  • Manage and maintain a media tracking system for CCMA coverage
  • Manage contest fulfillment packages
  • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of media releases and CCMA member announcements and other communications deliverables
  • Execute social media communications plan while engaging and tracking followers and interactions
  • Coordinate the assembly and distribution of media kits and press materials
  • Research, fact check and gather communications materials as needed
  • Assist with the research, development and implementation of social media materials
  • Respond to and track requests for donations
  • Assist with media relations and communications at events prior to and during Country Music Week
  • Professionally and effectively interface with members, media, key stakeholders and the public
  • General duties and administration

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Working towards a diploma in communications, public relations or music management; and returning to school in the fall of 2015
  • Comfortable and confident with all social media platforms
  • Professional written and verbal communications skills
  • Working knowledge of Canadian media landscape
  • Ability to multitask and effectively manage duties as assigned
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with constantly shifting priorities
  • Proven ability to work with confidential information
  • Strong attention to detail and above average organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel)

Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and its CCMA Awards program (

The CCMA office is located in downtown Toronto and prides itself on its casual and friendly environment.

To apply, please send resume to:

Please note that only those accepted for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or visits please.

Posting closes Friday, February 27, 2015.