Press Manager, Joe's Pub

Public Theater | New York, New York

Job Summary

The Public Theateris looking for a full time Press Manager to work in Joe’s Pub.  The Press Manager will strategize and execute publicity for 700+ annual performances, artistic programs, institutional efforts, and offsite events.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and execute publicity strategy for the venue, performances, and related programs and initiatives.
  • Write and distribute press releases to local, mainstream, niche, and national outlets – print, web, TV, radio, etc.
  • Pitch editors and writers for short and long lead placements ranging from listings to feature pieces.
  • Communicate with artists and their teams to coordinate promotional efforts.
  • Collaborate with Marketing Manager on promotional strategy for venue, programs and shows, including cross-promo, sponsorships and more.
  • Consult on promotional material production – photos, graphics, etc.
  • Produce original digital content, from booking talent and tech to distribution strategy.
  • Identify and pursue traditional and non-traditional opportunities to increase public awareness of the venue and artists.
  • Manage and facilitate press requests, both onsite at performances and around 
  • Liaise with The Public’s Communications Department on cross-organization efforts.
  • Manage extensive approval processes through the larger organization.
  • Create awareness around new and existing initiatives at Joe’s Pub to capitalize on institutional promotional opportunities.
  • Oversee social media strategy and execution with Communications Associate and digital consultant.
  • Craft language and copy around new and existing projects as well as maintain style guidelines across promotions.
  • Maintain archive of all Joe’s Pub-related stories, reviews, previews, photos and videos.
  • Co-manage Communications Associate (with Joe’s Pub Marketing Manager). 
  • Support Joe’s Pub artist community through artist residencies, commissions and development programs
  • Coordinate with house photographers / videographers for show coverage

Qualifications

Requirements: 

  • 5+ years press / media experience in music and performing arts or non-profit sector
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, adaptable, and systematic with strong time management skills and the ability to work autonomously as well as within a team with the willingness to be cross-trained to cover for colleagues during leave, vacation as needed.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly copywriting and editing.
  • Proficiency with programs within Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms
  • Working knowledge of the New York City music and performing arts scene, and those who cover it
  • Self-motivated, creative, and forward thinker.
  • Ability to work some nights and/or weekends to cover performances & greet press as needed

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to jobs@publictheater.org

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