Position Opportunity: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra is seeking a Communications & Content Manager to support in the development and implementation of ProMusica’s marketing and communication initiatives, with a strong focus on content and production. The position requires a strong writer, with the ability to create, curate and manage highly engaging and shareable content for a wide variety of marketing channels and initiatives, (including but not limited to copywriting, social media, website, video, etc.) to support ProMusica’s overall marketing goals of driving attendance and engagement, and increasing brand awareness. Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Communications & Content Manager also manages the production and implementation of all promotional collateral and initiatives including advertising, digital media, and program books.

Content / Editorial (50%)

  • Develop and manage an editorial calendar of engaging content throughout the year
  • Research, write, edit and proofread marketing and fundraising copy, for both digital and print (i.e. emails, brochures)
  • Develop editorial style guide with clear guidelines meeting brand standards
  • Website Content: Write, manage and update content on ProMusica’s website (including the events calendar) both regularly throughout the year and for each season
  • Social Media: Develop engaging content for ProMusica’s social media platforms and digital initiatives including planning, copywriting, posting, and tracking results. Stay up-to-date on current social media trends and introduce new ways of engaging with audiences
  • Work with photographers and videographers to capture assets to create visual content consistent with ProMusica’s brand
  • Research and leverage news and trends in music and the community
  • With Director of Marketing and Publicist, identify new and exciting opportunities for general marketing, press releases and other media opportunities

Production (50%)

  • Manage the production/execution of ProMusica’s concert program books, as well as program ad sales. Liaise with designer, and gather and proofread program information, creating additional engaging content for performances
  • Oversee all other print and digital collateral associated with the promotion and presentation of ProMusica’s programs and events including, but not limited to: direct mail flyers, signage, program inserts, banners and advertising. Work directly with outside vendors (printers, designers) to support production efforts
  • Produce in-house marketing collateral following brand standards as needed (we will work with an outside graphic designer for larger scale projects, and looking for someone who is comfortable creating smaller pieces)
  • Manage production schedules and deadlines structured under the overall marketing plan for radio, TV, digital, and print collateral
  • Support education and development staff on design materials as needed
  • Create and organize archive of all marketing materials and media coverage
  • Manage external content requests by providing appropriate photos, logos, bios and copy to partner organizations, members of the press, and advertisers
  • Maintain monthly event calendars within the community (i.e. Ohio Event Finder)
  • Other duties as required, being flexible with new tasks and projects as organizational priorities shift in a fluid environment

Experience and Characteristics Required: The ideal candidate is a creative, detail-orientated, and self-motivated team member with a passion for music and the arts. Must have strong communication skills, with a drive for productivity and exceptional attention to detail.

  • Bachelor degree and 2+ years of experience in nonprofit or corporate marketing and communications; nonprofit arts marketing preferred
  • Excellent writer, and experienced storyteller with strong communication, copy-editing, and proofreading skills with ability to develop short and long-form content
  • Strong eye for design with knowledge of design principals and at least one year of experience working with Adobe Creative Cloud (including InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Tech-savvy and experience with Google analytics or similar web analytics tools a plus
  • Experience with digital media content creation and strategy (social media, email marketing, website management) is strongly desired
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize duties and complete tasks on deadline for multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently, but possess a team player mentality and collaborative work style
  • Knowledge of orchestral and classical music a plus
  • Flexibility to work outside normal office hours at concerts/events, with access to a vehicle for transportation needs

To Apply: Please email resume, cover letter and 2-3 work samples (including at least one writing sample and one design sample) to: Brittany Lockman, Director of Marketing, at blockman@promusicacolumbus.org. Website: promusicacolumbus.org. No phone calls, please.