Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Communications Manager at the Guthrie

The Guthrie is looking for a Communications Manager. The Communications Manager is responsible for promoting the theater and its productions through the media. This position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends.

Key Result Areas:
  • Serve as press representative for productions at the Theater
  • Serve as press agent for visiting productions, programs and events
  • Prepare for press performances
  • Manage photography, video and multimedia content
  • Manage the department interns

A bachelor's degree is required, preferably in journalism, public relations or communications or equivalent professional experience. A new incumbent in this position must possess at least four years of public relations experience; Arts/Entertainment public relations experience is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of local, regional and national media in order to know where to place stories.
  • Knowledge of journalistic practices and procedures to be able to work with various media outlets in placing stories.
  • Knowledge of theater history and current theater world in order to write and talk about the work with journalists.
  • Skill in use of photo, video and audio editing software, including Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Premiere, FinalCut and/or ProTools. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate story ideas to reporters. 
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and approaches to reporters in order to meet conflicting deadlines. 
  • Ability to write compelling, factually and grammatically correct press releases to promote productions and events. 
  • Ability to coordinate projects with other departments to provide press coverage for numerous institutional events. 
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
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