Press and Communications Manager

New York
Jan 17, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Ms. Liz Sharp
Full Time

General responsibilities include:

-Overseeing and executing publicity strategy for the venue
-Writing and sending both general and genre-specific press releases to NYC and national press agents on daily, weekly and monthly schedules
-Pitching shows to mainstream media and publications for previews and reviews
-Arranging press tickets and ticket giveaways
-Maintaining archive of all Joe’s Pub related stories, reviews, previews, photos and videos
-Initiating communication with press agents, managers and artists to assist with their press efforts
-Assisting Marketing Manager in the execution of Marketing campaigns through advertising, web content, email & direct marketing and sponsorship with outside institutions
-Managing relationships with the press through direct contact at shows
-Adapting our strategies and campaigns to changing press markets
-Creating promotional strategies for Joe’s Pub within the framework of The Public Theater
-Working with Public Theater director of Communications to craft releases around institution-wide initiatives
-Managing design and printing of monthly calendar
-Maintaining all social media outlets including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr

Ideal candidate will have the following skills, experiences and qualities:

-3+ years press experience
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Working knowledge of New York City music/arts scene and press outlets
-Already has/is willing to develop relationships with members of the media
-Highly organized and detail oriented
-Light graphic design and artistic eye for creating promotional materials as well as overseeing the look and feel of all publicly viewable properties
-Self-motivated, creative, forward thinker open to creating new strategies to increase ticket sales and brand awareness
-Strong knowledge of social media platforms and ability to adjust to trends in the digital industry
-Must have a passion for the arts

Computer skills/programs:
-Microsoft Office Suite
-Basic HTML
-Blogging platforms (WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr)
-Social networking platforms
-Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

The Public Theater is an equal opportunity employer. Employment is based on skills, capability, and experience, without
discrimination based on age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Liz Sharp, Human Resources Director, The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 11238
No calls please

Salary requirements required. No phone calls please. Include cover letter with resume.

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