Social Media and Communications Officer

At the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, we orchestrate these moments of inexpressible happiness, when everything seems to align perfectly to create memorable moments. Friends and families come together to experience the wonder of hot-air balloons, which inspire our daily work. The festival team is at the center of all this magic and continues to innovate to produce even more. We bring people together, we make them dream, and above all, we do it while having fun. Have you always been interested in events? Here, you'll be involved in every stage of festival development. You'll be able to put what you've learned to good use, create unforgettable moments and think about the best way to convey every facet of this major event. If you like to be in the thick of things, the position of Social Media and Communications Officer is for you! Being part of the team gives you the chance to develop your professional skills, meet people involved in the event industry, and all this, in a warm and festive atmosphere.

Your responsibilities

  • Managing social media:
  • Prepare a publication schedule;
  • Write content for publication (in French and English);
  • Animate communities on various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Tik-Tok, etc.).
  • Write and distribute internal communications;
  • Follow up with agencies on media placement and production schedules;
  • Collaborate in the deployment of press relations and promotional strategies for the event;
  • Manage all of the event's contests (from registering with the Régie to managing the winners);
  • Responsible for updating information and integration tools related to programming;
  • Collaborate on certain projects or mandates with colleagues in the communications and marketing department;

Local partnership development, ideation and marketing:
Research and solicit new or existing partners for the following local sponsorship pillars:

  • Goods and services;
  • Sponsorship activations;
  • Corporate lodges.
  • Negotiating and monitoring partnerships;

Participate in proposal ideation and project budgeting;
Participate in the creation, production and distribution of materials (flags, displays, promotional items, etc.);
Oversee the production of sponsored content (video vignettes, content, program interviews, contests), according to sponsor and International criteria;
Initiate the negotiation and follow-up of partnerships;
Develop and maintain good relations with various partners, customer service and follow-up of rendering;
Collaborate in the creation of sales and partnership documents.
Corporate box sales;
Create sponsorship activation plans to increase partner visibility, and oversee their implementation;
Follow up on our on-site operations (sponsored areas) and ensure compliance with contractual details, working in collaboration with other departments;
Update our sales tools and annual schedule;
In preparation for sponsorship reviews: document files as they come in, track digital and field impressions, ensure we have all necessary visuals (creative, photos, videos, etc.).);
Update the department's photo bank;
Responsible for managing and leveraging existing donation and sponsorship programs with organizations or companies whose positioning is similar to our offering;
Other related tasks.


  • University studies in communications, administration with a focus on marketing, or any other relevant training or experience;
  • Mastery of French (spoken and written);
  • Good knowledge of English (spoken and written);
  • Ability to work in a team.


Place of work

5, chemin de l'Aéroport, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu



may to august 2024

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