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LOS ANGELES CHILDRENS CHORUS

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Position Overview

The Marketing and Communications Manager (MCM) is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt employee of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), who works closely with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Director of Development, and reports to the Executive Director.  The MCM is a highly organized, and creative individual who is responsible for helping LACC define and build its marketing and communications strategies that support the organization’s profile, engagement, and fund development.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the artistic and administrative staff leadership to establish annual strategic objectives and goals for marketing and communications
  • Develop and implement a marketing and public relations plan which promotes the organization as a whole, and create marketing initiatives specific to individual programs and events with their own unique and diverse target markets as well as establishing and enhancing the organization’s profile, image, and position within the community
  • Serve as primary staff liaison for LACC Publicist – gathering and providing necessary information for press releases and interviews; making requests and providing staff feedback for press releases
  • Develop  and monitor annual budget for marketing and communications
  • Oversee creative direction for all design, photography, and video production
  • Design high quality marketing collateral for LACC programs and events
  • Manage production and distribution of all the organization’s collateral materials, ensuring consistent messaging, appearance and presentation – PRINT: promotional and marketing collateral (e.g. brochures, ads, business cards, letterhead, flyers, postcards), merchandise (e.g. tour t-shirts, DVD covers, cards, buttons), and special events (e.g. invitations, programs, tribute ads, signage); DIGITAL: website, blog, monthly e-newsletter, online ads, and social media posts
  • Manage social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • Create and distribute the monthly e-newsletter, ACCENTS
  • Manage website updates and edits
  • Create, issue, and collect marketing surveys; analyze data to make strategic, well-informed decisions
  • Manage relationships with vendors and freelancers specific to marketing and communications – printers, email-marketing services (Constant Contact), photographers, videographers , etc.
  • Attend and assist with LACC events
  • Other relevant duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or certification in marketing, communications and PR preferred
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications, and public relations activities; preferably at a performing arts organization
  • Experience in creatively and successfully developing and managing budgets within cost restrictions
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage traditional marketing (oversee creative, place ad buys, and maximize media sponsorship agreements) and new media marketing (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Wordpress, etc.)
  • Proven success in the design and production of print and digital materials and publications
  • Graphic design experience; highly proficient with Creative Adobe Suite (In‐Design, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Full‐time, flexible hours; some weekday evenings and weekends required

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience. LACC offers a benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance.

Contact:

Please send cover letter and resume to: Deborah Lewis, Executive Director Email:dlewis@lachildrenschorus.org Fax: (626) 793‐0173Phone: No phone calls please

An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.   Further information can be found at lachildrenschorus.org