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Job Opportunity – Director General Distribution, Communications and Marketing - National Film Board of Canada

Deadline: May 31, 2021
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Application Deadline: May 31st, 2021

Call for Applications
March 31, 2021
Director General
Distribution, Communications and Marketing 
Are you passionate about great storytelling, about exploring the issues that matter, about pushing the boundaries in new audiovisual experiences? So are we. As Canada’s public producer and distributor, the National Film Board (NFB) has been telling the country’s stories and pioneering breakthroughs in virtually every field of audiovisual content since 1939. But to do this, we need a team that truly reflects the richness and diversity of Canada. If you’d like to be a part of this team—and part of the NFB’s incredible legacy—we’d love to hear from you.
The NFB is Canada’s public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences. NFB producers are embedded in communities across the country, from St. John’s to Vancouver, working with talented creators on innovative and socially relevant projects.
NFB productions have won over 7,000 awards, including 24 Canadian Screen Awards, 21 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 100 Genies.
Reporting directly to the Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the NFB, you will organize, direct and control all the activities of the Distribution, Communications and Marketing division, including the Public Relations department, to reach audiences and build relationships with them. You’ll determine optimal distribution strategies using all the media, communications and marketing tools available to your division. In line with the NFB’s strategic goals, you’ll contribute to the task of increasing both the accessibility/discoverability of NFB works and the engagement of Canadian and international audiences, while seeking to generate revenues.
At the National Film Board, our work is guided by our core values, which include respect, diversity, generosity, integrity, courage and empowerment.
The NFB has been a leader in greater diversity and inclusion in Canadian cinema and new media—but we know we need to do more to address inequities and systemic racism against First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Black or racialized groups, persons of colour, persons with a disability, women and/or people in the LGBTQ2 community.
In keeping with the NFB’s commitment to providing a Canadian lens on the world while combatting racism and systemic discrimination, among the qualified applicants, preference will be given to individuals with firsthand experience with such issues, notably members of underrepresented communities such as First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Black or racialized groups, and/or persons with a disability.
Given our commitment to employment equity, you are invited to self-identify in your cover letter if you identify with an equity-seeking group.
The NFB welcomes applications from across Canada.
For more information on the NFB, please visit
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To submit your application, please send your curriculum vitae along with a cover letter by May 31st, 2021, to the following e-mail address:
Marc Deschatelets
Associé, Recherche de cadres
Partner, Executive Search
T 1+514-399-1070
The NFB is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. Feel free to advise us of any accommodation needs.
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