Media Relations Specialist, Cannabis & Psychedelics (freelance) Marigold Marketing & PR Toronto, ON

Marigold is Canada’s top Marketing & PR firm for cannabis brands. We provide communications and PR services including media relations, event coordination, influencer programs, and community management.

Marigold is seeking a hands-on Media Relations Specialist with 5+ years of experience. The successful candidate would join us in working with some of the most well-respected and interesting cannabis brands. We are looking for a candidate with strong pitching skills, positive natures, and client management backgrounds.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Execute Canadian and international media relations
  • Write and finalize press materials including but not limited to: press releases, key messaging, advisories, pitches, etc.
  • Administer the highest level of quality control
  • Media training development and delivery where required
  • Deliver exceptional results, report and communicate results

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5+ years of media relations experience
  • Interest in the cannabis industry, working experience in the industry is a plus
  • Interest in the psychedelic industry, working experience in the industry is a plus
  • Proven understanding of PR & media success
  • Strong relationships with media across Canada; relationships with US media is a plus
  • Extremely organized with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate in a clear, concise, and compelling manner
  • Ability to write in CP style
  • An organized self-starter, with the ability to work well both independently and as a team
  • Obsessed with reporting and demonstrating results
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Communications, Journalism, English or PR-related discipline and/or relevant experience in the field

Interested candidates should provide links to writing samples, and information about rates.

Part-time hours: 10 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Freelance

Salary: $30.00-$50.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Can you write in CP style?
  • What are your rates?
  • Describe your interest and/or experience in the cannabis and psychedelic industries.


  • Media Relations: 5 years (required)

Work remotely:

  • Yes

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