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Senior Manager, Communications

POSITION Senior Manager, Communications

DEPARTMENT Communications

OVERVIEW

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 Senior Manager, Communications plays an active role within the communications team focusing primarily on press for LCPA's classical music programs. In collaboration with colleagues across departments, the Senior Manager also works closely on multi-channel communications for a variety of programs, educational, and institutional projects.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and manage earned media plans for classical music performances, and additional programs across the institution—including the Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, Great Performers, and Live From Lincoln Center.
  • Collaborate with team members to plan and implement cross channel communications strategy
  • Develop press releases on specific program initiatives
  • Secure placements in print, television, radio, as well as digital and social media, including feature, review, and listings coverage
  • Coordinate with the internal teams on a variety of matters that intersect with communications 
  • Monitor photographers and TV crews at events
  • 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
  • Support efforts of the overall department, working collaboratively and in a team environment
  • Liaise with artist teams and with colleagues across Lincoln Center

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years of experience in communications, including experience in arts/classical music PR, cultural communications, entertainment industry and/or not-for-profit sector • 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
  • Experience leveraging multimedia assets for press placements • Proven track record of earned media placements
  • Passion for the performing arts
  • Ability to work in deadline-oriented, multi-tasking and team environment
  • Ability to work nights and weekends at events and performances
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

All candidates should submit a resume and cover letter using the link provided. Cover letters, outlining your interest in Lincoln Center and your salary expectations, are required for applications to be considered complete. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed. Internal candidates should submit an application via the employee portal.

It is the policy of Lincoln Center to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, marital or civil partnership/union status, familial or caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status, genetic information, predisposition, or carrier status, unemployment status, domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.