About Joshua Jamieson
Get to know the author, artistic director, filmmaker and marketing guy!
Joshua Jamieson is a filmmaker, author, and artistic director of a theatre and film production company called Moxy Productions. With two professional stage productions to its credit (Poor Super Man and Rope) as well as a few short films, the company focused on a shift to film with Just Himself: the story of Don Jamieson – in association with Odd Sock Films, released in 2011. The documentary has been internationally broadcast on NTV and was an official selection at the St. John’s International Film Festival. Moxy Productions has just released a new original dramatic short film called Waiting Outside…, based on a poem by Carmelita McGrath, which is currently screening at film festivals internationally.
Joshua became a published author at the age of 18 (The Teenage Years… Mapped and Queer Monologues; both published by Breakwater Books) and he’s a former columnist/editor of the St. John’s metro‐trend newspaper, Current.
He gained media experience in radio and television before moving to print. Initially, at CBC Radio (NL), Joshua worked with youth on a show called New Voices, eventually becoming the host of a National CBC special called First Call. That was followed by six months with CBC‐TV, which rounded out four and a half years, before he jumped to private broadcasting. At Steele Communications, Joshua was the producer, music director and host of a #1 Saturday afternoon program called Fresh Focus on Radio Newfoundland (CJYQ, 930am). He was also the operations producer for the HitsFM (CKIX, 99.1FM) live broadcast from Benders on George every Saturday night. In June 2006 after doing the shows for almost five years, they had their final broadcasts.
Joshua was the publisher and editor of an LGBTQ guide, and was involved as an advocate for LGBTQ equal rights in the late 90s and early 2000s, working for same‐sex couples adoption rights and equal marriage in Canada.
Outside of his professional artistic work, Joshua is an experienced marketing professional. Combining creativity and intuition with strategic thinking, Joshua has developed marketing campaigns to promote various initiatives undertaken by businesses and non‐profit organizations, including the provincial Department of Education, the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador, Choices for Youth, the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network, and for bestselling author Bruce Templeton. Joshua utilizes his specialized background in social media and digital marketing, along with his understanding of the professional arts sector to deliver social media workshops specifically tailored for artists. By day, Joshua is currently the Communications Officer for ArtsNL ‐ the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.
In spare time, Joshua is a news junkie, enjoys djing, and volunteering in the community. In November 2017 he launched the Jamieson Family Memorial Scholarship as a means of giving back, and was awarded a Canada 150 Community Hero award by the Government of Canada through his Member of Parliament.
He holds a B.A. with a double major in English and Political Science, as well as a Diploma in Communications and Performance Media, and a Certificate in Public Administrative Discipline from Memorial University. In 2012 he returned to complete a Certificate in Social Media Marketing, and in 2015 he earned a Certificate in Digital and Social Media Strategy and Tactics.