Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center campus. LCPA presents over 350 performances annually throughout our different performance series including American Songbook, Great Performers, Live from Lincoln Center, Mostly Mozart Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and White Light Festival.
Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Assistant Director, Communications plays an active role in managing specific facets of the work of the LCPA Communications department – focusing primarily on classical music projects – employing a multi-platform approach to earned media and collaborating with other Communications units on content creation for specific projects across programming and institutional initiatives.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop and manage media plans for classical music series and institutional programs. These could include the Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, Great Performers, Live From Lincoln Center and institutional and educational assignments • Collaborate with staff towards implementing cross channel communications strategy • Write, proofread, and edit communications material • Secure placements in print, television, radio, as well as digital and social media, including preview, review, op-eds, and listings coverage • Proactively coordinate with the other internal teams on a variety of matters that intersect with communications • Monitor photographers and TV crews at events • Proactively cultivate a wide variety of traditional, new media and in-house contacts • Assist with press/social duty at performances and special events • Track and report campaign activity to internal stakeholders • Collaborate with social media unit to plan and develop content for specific projects • Support efforts of the overall department, working collaboratively and in a team environment • Liaise with appropriate colleagues in Lincoln Center departments
QUALIFICATIONS • 6+ years of experience in communications, including significant work in classical music PR, cultural communications experience, entertainment industry and/or not-for-profit sector • Deep knowledge of the classical music and arts & culture industry and media • Excellent writing and communications skills • Superb verbal communication skills • Results-oriented with a successful track record in managing and executing media campaigns across all channels, including digital • Experience leveraging multimedia assets for press placements • Proven track record with news media/event-oriented media • Passion for the performing arts required • Ability to work in deadline-oriented, multi-tasking and team environment essential • Ability to work nights and weekends at events and performances • Strong copy-editing skills • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
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Internal candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.
About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center, the world's foremost performing arts centers, is a private non-profit organization. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts presents over 350 performances annually through our different performance series, and administers educational and community outreach programs. We also maintain and provide services for the entire Lincoln Center complex of buildings and grounds that we share with the 10 other resident arts companies.We're looking for professional, enthusiastic, creative individuals who are interested in being part of the Lincoln Center team.Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Competitive salaries Medical insurance Dental insurance Life insurance Short term/long term disability 3-4 weeks vacation Holiday, sick and personal day pay Retirement plans: 403 B & Pension Tuition reimbursement TransitCheck