Actors Theatre: Public Relations Manager

Actors Theatre of Louisville

PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

Posted November 2015

 

Position:  Public Relations Manager

Reports To:  Director of Marketing and Communications

Department:  Marketing & Communications

FLSA:  Exempt

 

Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Tony-Award winning State Theatre of Kentucky, seeks qualified and passionate applicants for the position of Public Relations Manager.

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein, Actors Theatre serves to unlock human potential, build community and enrich quality of life by engaging people in theatre that reflects the wonder and complexity of our time.

 

Actors Theatre presents almost 350 performances annually across three theatres and delivers a broad range of programming impacting local and national audiences with a particular focus on new play development influencing the field of American theatre. Programs include classical repertory and contemporary work through the Brown-Forman Series, holiday favorites cherished as annual traditions, the Humana Festival of New American Plays influencing the canon of American theatre, an Education program where students see and make plays, and a theatre training program, the Apprentice/Intern Company.

 

Summary of Position

 

The Public Relations Manager will play a key role in nurturing and cultivating strong industry and media networks, and developing brand awareness and messaging that supports Actors Theatre’s mission and business goals through broad-based multimedia, social media and communication strategic planning and execution.

Essential Functions

  • Provide public relations and communications expertise to support all of Actors Theatre productions, events, programs, and general brand awareness.

  • Develop and execute press strategies and plan to attain high profile and visibility to support sales.

  • Cultivate and maintain positive relations with local, regional, national and international print and broadcast representatives and publications.

  • Arrange and facilitate interviews with staff and artists.

  • Respond to information requests in an accurate, timely and professional manner.

  • Coordinate and oversee video production for various internal and external projects.

  • Create and maintain press release schedule (preparation and distribution).

  • Write all press releases.

  • Maintain media contact list.

  • Coordinate critic’s attendance on opening nights and other special events.

  • Prepare necessary materials for critic/press.

  • Maintain historical records of reviews and other articles.

  • Serve as staff liaison with photographers and press requesting photo sessions.

  • Schedule, attend and supervise all production photos calls and special event photography.

  • Planning strategy, creation, and execution of all social media activities.

  • Actively solicit and conduct speaking engagements.

  • Working in tandem with the Marketing Manager, serve as a liaison with local and national broadcast constituents for coordination of advertising purchases, added values, giveaways, etc.

  • Maintain and monitor calendar of awards and special publication issues for which Actors Theatre and/or staff members can be submitted

  • Handle public information requests and respond to patron feedback and comments.

  • Manage copywriting, compilation and proofing of select marketing materials.

  • Facilitate additional editing and copywriting projects as assigned.

  • Assist with special events and festival weekends.

  • Coordinate and disseminate weekly and monthly reports to reflect public relations efforts.

  • Willingness to work flexible schedule, including some evenings, weekends and travel as needed.

  • Strong desire to be a positive and influential brand ambassador for Actors Theatre.

  • Supervise and mentor interns.

  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Marketing and Communications.

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

  • Minimum of three years’ experience as a public relations professional or related field.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

 

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in both journalistic and creative writing.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Creative and pleasant personality who enjoys working with a team in a fast-paced environment.

  • Creative and engaging interpersonal skills.

  • An appreciation for professional live theatre.

  • Strong user of standard computer applications, such as Access, Word, Excel, Outlook and OneNote. Experience with Tessitura or similar ticketing software will be an advantage.

  • Ability to unite and collaborate with staff, stakeholders, community leaders and vendors.

  • Ability to work with grace under pressure of multiple deadlines.

 

Compensation

 

Compensation will be competitive with similar positions throughout the Louisville area. The range of benefits includes medical and dental insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan.

 

To Apply

Applicants for this position should email cover letter, resume, salary requirements and a minimum of three writing samples to Steve Knight at sknight@actorstheatre.org.

 

Steve Knight

Director of Marketing and Communications

Actors Theatre of Louisville

316 West Main Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40202

sknight@actorstheatre.org

cc: Marie Tull, Human Resources Manager

mtull@actorstheatre.org

No calls, please.

Actors Theatre is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff and students. Individuals from traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Rumpke: Corporate Communications Assistant

Corporate Communications Assistant, Full-time

Rumpke Waste & Recycling – Louisville, Kentucky

Rumpke Waste & Recycling, one of the nation’s largest privately owned waste and recycling firms. The ideal candidate for this full-time position is an organized, articulate self-starter who can work with minimal supervision. The position will be based at Rumpke’s office in Louisville, Ky., with responsibilities across southeastern Indiana and western Kentucky.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with public relations, marketing and community outreach campaigns.

  • Assist with advertising campaigns for print, broadcast and online media.

  • Assist with media relations, including pitching, training, coaching and interviewing.

  • Cultivate relationships with the local media. Write and edit press releases, fact sheets and other media materials.

  • Assist and coordinate contractually required communications with municipal clients and foster positive relationships with communities serviced.

  • Assist with development of external communications, sales materials, educational resources (including production of short social media videos and photography)

  • Assist with HR recruitment and retention efforts.

  • Coordinate and attend special events and trade shows.

  • Coordinate and conduct educational tours and presentations.

  • Respond to customer inquiries and other requests.

  • Manage the corporate responsibility, donations and sponsorships process.

  • Write for internal communications, including company newsletter articles and employee announcements.

  • Coordinate yellow page/online advertisements.

  • Assist with social media efforts, including website content, blog posts and Facebook/Twitter/YouTube/Pinterest/LinkedIn activities.

  • Ensure and maintain corporate branding standards.

  • Prepare weekly project updates and other required reports.

  • Assist the corporate communications manager upon request.

  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to speak in front of large and small groups

  • Dependable team-player with ability to prioritize multiple projects and work independently

  • Familiar with Associated Press (AP) style guidelines

  • Flexible schedule with some regional travel and occasional evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Willing to follow all department and company rules, procedures and instructions

  • Ability to suggest and implement ideas or programs to increase department efficiency

  • Additional skills may be required to perform additional task(s) specific to work location, department or line of business

Qualifications:

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.

  • Minimum 1-3 years of work or internship experience in public relations or communications.

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, marketing or related field.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and graphic design software including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

  • Photography and video editing skills are a plus

  • Proficient in social media

  • Must successfully pass pre-employment drug testing.

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment with some regional travel.

  • Full-time averaging 40-50 hours per week.

  • Occasional evening, weekend and holiday hours.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position, and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required.  It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned.  Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

To Apply:

Visit www.rumpkejobs.com

Hanover College: Creative Communications Director

Job Title: Creative Communications Director

Job Classification: Exempt

Department:  Office of Communications and Marketing

Reporting Relationship: Senior Director of Communications and Marketing

Supervisory Relationship: Student workers

Job Summary: Senior Editor and copywriter for all major print and electronic communications including social media.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop content for a variety of media, with specific emphasis on writing for web, social media and print communications, ensuring consistency with the university’s brand and visual identity standards.
  • Act as project manager and senior editor for the alumni magazine, The Hanoverian and the @Hanover electronic newsletter.
  • Collaborate with the Art Director to produce high quality print materials for the campus as requested.
  • Act as senior writer, editor and proofreader for the content and text of college publications requested by campus constituents such as Admissions, Student Life, Registrar, Academic Affairs, Advancement and other administrative and academic offices as needed, including the Office of the President
  • Create a campus-wide social media plan and coordinate accounts/profiles campus-wide. Keep online conversations active and engaging.
  • Cultivate and preserve relationships with journalists, media and other news and new journalism outlets and serve as news media liaison.
  • Draft and distribute media releases and advisories. Maintain media database.
  • Research, accumulate and archive campus and alumni stories and statistics for publication in recruitment, image building and development materials.
  • Supervise student writers.
  • Backup photographer for special events.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Act as resource for campus constituents for the creation of content for internal and external communications.
  • Available for occasional night and weekend assignments and event coverage.
  • Other assignments as needed.

Job Qualifications:

Education required:  Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience required:  5+ years of communication/copywriting/social media experience

Skills required:

  • Advanced knowledge and familiarity of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative suite, Word Press, HTML,
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well-organized, able to work independently and sensitive to deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Interested candidates should contact hr@hanover.edu.