Details: Grade 16: https://www.emerson.edu/human-resources/benefits/staff-compensation/salary-range
120 Boylston Street
HowlRound is a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners. We seek to democratize the arts by effectively modeling the transformative power of commons based practice. We value: generosity and abundance, community and collaboration, diverse aesthetics and the evolution of forms of theatre practice, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility for underrepresented theatre communities and practices, and global citizenship. HowlRound is based in the Office of the Arts at Emerson College.
About the Position
The HowlRound Communications Manager will be a creative, passionate, and skilled person who will create and implement a communications strategy in alignment with our mission, vision, and values. The ideal candidate will have a theatre background and five to seven years of professional experience in communications, public relations, and/or media relations roles, and an understanding of current strategies and trends related to these fields. We're looking for a creative thinker, and someone highly organized with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. The Communications Manager will report to Director Jamie Gahlon and work in close collaboration with the rest of the HowlRound team. This is a full-time, salaried position with a full benefit package, based at Emerson College in Boston, MA.
- Develop and implement new electronic marketing campaigns, create innovative marketing approaches for HowlRound that expands HowlRound’s domestic and international reach.
- Develop and manage HowlRound social media—Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram including strategy, creation of content, social media calendar, and oversee its execution.
- Develop and manage HowlRound PR: create media strategy in partnership with the Director; write, edit, draft press releases; create and maintain media lists, monitor media coverage, monitor editorial calendar and events calendar for relevant opportunities.
- Lead and craft donation strategy for individual giving appeals in concert with digital marketing strategy.
- Manage HowlRound’s weekly email and develop new regular direct email strategies in line with HowlRound’s future goals.
- In partnership with the Cultural Strategist manage HowlRound’s CRM and expand its functional use in HowlRound’s day to day operations.
- Manage HowlRound Fellow and direct their work.
- Work with the Cultural Strategist to assess analytics and evaluate impacts of communications campaigns and adjust accordingly.
- Manage contractors for creation of HowlRound branded online and print pieces and oversee design as needed.
- Support communication and documentation of HowlRound events and convenings.
Full benefit package. Please go here for details.
Level of Language Proficiency
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Theatre or equivalent non-profit arts experience required. 5-7 years of professional experience in communications, public relations, and/or media relations roles, and an understanding of current strategies and trends related to these fields. A creative thinker with excellent writing, copy-editing and interpersonal communications skills. Highly organized with the ability to multitask and work collaboratively as member of a strong functioning team. Working knowledge and love of of the not-for-profit theatre and performance field.
Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)
Experience working with CRM databases, facility with Mailchimp, publishing on a drupal based online platform. Advanced Knowledge of the not-for-profit theatre sector and HowlRound’s place in the theatre landscape. Fluency in Spanish and/or French a plus.
Required Prior Work Experience
5-7 years of professional experience in communications, public relations, and/or media relations roles, ideally in the not-for-profit arts sector.
Minimum Education Required