Policy Analyst – CIMA

CIMA 2017


Policy Analyst

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) seeks a full time Policy Analyst who will be responsible for broad-based research on policies, legislation and regulations affecting the music industry in Canada, while creating, facilitating and executing CIMA’s communications and media relations strategies.

The Policy Analyst will research and prepare position and policy papers; assist in preparing presentations and submissions to legislators, policy makers and others. The Policy Analyst will also help to develop and execute strategies to effectively increase CIMA’s on-going communications with members and the industry.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume and samples of their research and writing. Please submit applications to stuart@cimamusic.ca. DEADLINE for applications: April 13, 2017.


Duties and Responsibilities:



  1. Conduct research and analysis on music industry issues and trends in Canada and around the world
  2. Conduct research and analysis on relevant government and agency legislation, regulations and policies
  3. Create and maintain relationships with industry professionals and political/policy staff at government departments/ministries as well as government agencies
  4. Prepare research content for position papers, briefs, presentations, submissions, website, media and membership communiqués
  5. Assist in the advocacy efforts of CIMA’s policies and positions
  6. Help resource CIMA’s Government Affairs Committee and other ad hoc committees/task forces as required



  1. Strengthen and develop national communication strategies for consistent, timely and proactive communication to members, industry and media
  2. Create and edit content for CIMA’s electronic newsletters, bulletins, websites and social media
  3. Assist in the preparation and analysis of periodic online surveys
  4. Prepare speeches and presentations
  5. Develop and maintain media contacts
  6. Prepare media tracking reports and analyses



  1. Fulfill other communications and research related duties as required
  2. Prepare and support the President for meetings with external stakeholders and decision-makers
  3. Other duties, as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree in Political Science, Communications or Journalism
  • 1-3 years relevant experience in public policy and communications
  • An understanding of Canada’s political structure and agencies, including the CRTC
  • Knowledge and understanding of government legislation and regulation
  • Strong knowledge of copyright, and the music industry in general, is an asset
  • Outstanding research (qualitative and quantitative), written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Strong creative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to engage in media events and briefings
  • Demonstrated fluency in social media in professional applications
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment
  • Be self-motivated, resourceful and able to work well within a team-oriented environment