Job Opportunity: Press & Communications Associate at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater



Job Opportunity: Press & Communications Associate at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater

Position: Press  & Communications Associate

Location: New York, NY

Organization: Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater

Start Date: July 2011

Job Description:
Responsible for overseeing and executing the publicity strategy for Joe’s Pub at the Public, including but not limited to sending press releases to NYC and national press agents, arranging press tickets, reviews and photos for news sources as well as maintaining running archive of all Joe’s Pub related stories, reviews, and previews.  Works closely with the Artist Relations Associate to organize press and house lists for each show and organize papering, ticket contests, and ticket give-a-ways.  Assists press agents, managers and artists with their press efforts and dispenses pertinent updates to staff, public, and press in a timely manner.  Along with Joe’s Pub Director, acts as the voice and face of Joe’s Pub for all Joe’s Pub related interviews and stories.

Position also coordinates with Business & Media Associate to execute marketing campaigns, which include print and digital advertising, web content, email & direct marketing, and sponsorships with outside institutions.  Light graphic design and artistic eye for creating promotional materials as well as overseeing the look and feel of all publicly viewable properties.  Work with Business and Media Associate to write, edit, and publish marketing messages and original content on Joe’s Pub sites as well as Joe’s Pub’s presence on all social networking sites (i.e., Facebook, Twitter).

Job Requirements:

Required: 2+  years of experience in publicity and/or marketing with strong IT/Computer skills.  Must have a working knowledge of New York City music/arts scene and press outlets. Must be able to create promotional strategies for Joe’s Pub within the framework of The Public Theater.  Ideal candidate has a passion for the arts.

Required Computer Skills/ Programs:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Basic HTML
  • Social Networking Platforms
    Open-Source Web Publishing (Joomla)
  • Blogging Platforms (WordPress, Blogger)

Recommended Computer Skills/ Programs:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Tessitura (or familiar with ticketing/database management software)
  • PatronMail (or familiar with direct marketing mail systems)
  • Simple Audio Editing Software
    iTunes (for converting file types, burning in various formats)

How to apply:

If interested please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and three references to Sara Beesley at sbeesley@publictheater.org

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