Available opportunities:

Fall Publicity and Promotions Internship!

 Overview: Route 504 PR is now accepting applications for PR Internships. We are a small and enthusiastic team that are willing to go above and beyond for our clients. We are looking for a PR superstar to join us in the thrilling world of TIFF Publicity. We will be representing 5-6 films this year during the festival so expect to hit the ground running in August. 

TIFF is our Superbowl season, we work long hours during the festival itself but make up for it with the most fun you’ll have working in PR (and the post-premiere parties are a great perk too). You’ll find us on red carpets wrangling media, handling talent through press days, establishing meaningful and mutually beneficial working relationships with entertainment media and ensuring our films are at the top of everyone’s must-watch lists. 

This is no ordinary internship, you will be working alongside publicists who have represented hundreds of films from festival circuit through to theatrical and VOD/Digital releases. You will get hands-on experience and finish your internship with all the skills you need to start your career in entertainment PR. 

Duties & Assignments:

  • Assisting publicists during the Toronto International Film Festival on five feature films premiering as part of this year’s festival. 

  • Writing e-blasts for journalists 

  • Media pitching 

  • Facilitating with journalists on festival and theatrical coverage

  • Media Monitoring

  • Assisting on press days with talent 

  • Attending TIFF screenings including Public and Press & Industry screenings

  • Assisting on red carpets at premieres

  • Booking transportation for talent 

  • Writing screening reports

  • Writing pitches and other materials as required

  • Assisting in post-mortem reports

  • Posting to client and company social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

  • Assisting in non-TIFF client related duties as required

  • Other administrative duties as required

Strong Skills Required: Organizational, interpersonal, writing, ability to problem solve quickly and some PR ninja skills required. 

Media Computer workstation: iMac but personal laptop preferred as we will be moving around the city during TIFF. 

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. leading up to the festival. Must have full availability during festival (September 5-15)

Internship Duration: Interviews will take place ASAP. Successful applicant will be required to start mid-end of August 2019.

Requirements: Post-secondary education in public relations, communications or related field preferred.