Manager, Public & Media Relations
Position Summary:The Manager of Public & Media Relations works with the Senior Director of Communications in developing and implementing PR strategies for NJPAC, its programming and education initiatives, and overall institutional identity. The Manager will also be responsible for various internal communications initiatives and cross-departmental communications. Candidates must have a strong working knowledge of traditional and online media, and will assist in other public relations and communications tasks as assigned.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:•Write performance press releases.•Coordinate publicity efforts and materials for NJPAC performances and education activities, including pitching and story placement. •Write, compile and edit an internal newsletter.•Assist in coordination of materials and visuals for board, development, and government affairs initiatives, as needed.•Coordinate electronic distribution of digital assets and press releases and keep NJPAC’s Press Room up-to-date at NJPAC.org.•Expand NJPAC relationships with online, local, ethnic and fringe media and influencers.•Performance-night liaison with press.•Manage media ticketing efforts.•Assist in management of communications office interns.•Collaborate with Arts Education. Marketing and Programming departments to attend meetings, media strategy sessions, and develop stories about NJPAC’s performances and education offerings.Qualifications and Requirements:•Bachelor's degree required.•Minimum two years of proven PR experience in performing arts and in dealing with all aspects of the media.•Strong existing relationships with media.•Excellent oral and written communication skills.•Strong organizational skills.•Good team player.•Creative self-starter with good follow-through and time management skills.No phone calls please. Please e-mail a cover letter, résumé and salary requirements (submissions without salary requirements will not be considered) to firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to note the job title in the subject line of your e-mail).We thank you for your interest in working for NJPAC. Once submitted, your résumé will be reviewed, and if your background fits our needs, someone from our office will contact you for an interview. NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.