Now Hiring: Communications Manager

Application Deadline for Communications Manager: October 26, 2016


Job Description and Responsibilities:

EmcArts seeks a Communications Manager who will be charged with implementing our organizational communications and documentation strategy about the practice of innovation and adaptive change in the arts and social sector, with a special emphasis on EmcArts program participants and partners.

We are searching for someone to tell and share amazing stories of innovative change. If this is your passion, and your experience, we encourage you to apply. 

We will consider all applications received on or before October 26th by COB. 

To apply, please send a cover letter that succinctly and specifically describes why you are interested in working at EmcArts and your relevant experience, your resume and two writing samples, no more than two pages each. With these writing samples, we are looking for clear, engaging, storytelling.

Applications MUST be saved as a single PDF document with full name in the document title. The subject line of emailed application must read: “Communications Manager – NAME.” Please email your application to mcuffie@emcarts.org.


Role Description:

The Communications Manager will have the opportunity to work collaboratively on a small, energetic staff, grow and practice new skills, and contribute meaningfully to our team’s overall goal of moving the dialogue about innovation from the margins of our field to the center of discourse.

Ideal candidates will have excellent writing, editing and web production skills, a compelling and accessible communication style, and will share our passion for storytelling about bold experimentation in organizational and community practice. This position is based out of Harlem, NY.

Editorial

  • Create and maintain editorial and publishing workflows and deadlines for ArtsFwd.org
  • Produce and curate content, including commissioning and managing guest bloggers and contributors
  • Write, revise, edit and publish blog posts
  • Adapt program updates and stories into compelling learning for the field on ArtsFwd.org
  • Follow relevant field news, blogs, events and authors to inform organizational learning and content production
  • Work with contractors, content producers and program participants to curate multimedia assets (including video, op-eds, podcasts and more) for ArtsFwd.org
  • Facilitate weekly team meetings to pitch ideas for blog posts and discuss assignments

Communications

  • Produce and implement bi-weekly communications cycle through e-blasts and newsletters on Mailchimp and multimedia content on WordPress
  • Implement content dissemination strategies across a range of communications channels, including EmcArts and ArtsFwd social media platforms
  • Perform integrated list and database management, including basic list hygiene functions
  • Regularly update and maintain all EmcArts and Artsfwd web assets
  • Track, analyze and report on online engagement metrics, including website and social media analytics
  • Drive registrations and promotion for EmcArts webinars series
  • Provide monthly progress updates to staff on program documentation and organizational communications
  • Develop, implement and evaluate special communications projects as needed, including virtual learning products and services and in-person convenings.

Business Development

  • In collaboration with the Business Development Manager, create and implement funder outreach and communications strategies, including regular business development e-blasts
  • Leverage brand visibility through social media and organizational communications
  • Produce content, graphics, and print and web assets to support business development and program needs, including materials for conferences and convenings

Compensation:

The Communications Manager is expected to work a 4-day (32 hours) week operating during standard business hours. We are flexible and open to working out a mutually agreeable standard schedule. Busy times may entail some evening and weekend work, or occasionally shifting to 5-day weeks, although this is rare. Salary is budgeted for $48,000 (4-days a week, per-annum/a $60,000 full-time equivalent), with eligibility for 401-K participation.

Qualifications

Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, and an ability to translate conceptual program theories and academic or grant writing into accessible marketing language
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of and interest in new media, web technologies, and content management systems
  • A strong communicator and connector
  • Energetic team worker who also has ability to work independently
  • Prior experience with managing editorial and communications workflows
  • Familiarity with market and audience research strategies
  • Passion for the non-profit arts sector, organizational dynamics, and the process of innovation
  • Proficiency in Google Analytics and social media aggregators such as Hootsuite and Tweetdeck
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, especially Indesign and Photoshop

Desired:

  • Knowledge of arts and arts education organizations, and of organizations that support the arts (foundations, state arts agencies, services organizations, etc.) a plus
  • Experience representing a firm effectively with audiences, grantees, partners, and funders

Application Closing Date: October 26, 2016

To apply, please send a cover letter that succinctly and specifically describes why you are interested in working at EmcArts and your relevant experience, your resume and two writing samples, no more than two pages each. With these writing samples, we are looking for clear, engaging, storytelling.

Applications MUST be saved as a single PDF document with full name in the document title. The subject line of emailed application must read: “Communications Manager – NAME.” Please email your application to mcuffie@emcarts.org.

No phone calls or inquires, please. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


EmcArts is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

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