Jan 24, 2024

Ojai Playwrights Conference

Los Angeles, CA

The Communications and Marketing Manager will help build OPC’s brand by engaging current and new audiences through creative campaigns, content, and collateral. This position will be responsible for managing and implementing communications and marketing efforts that bring awareness to OPC’s mission, programs, and events, and helping to plan communication strategies throughout the year.

This is a part-time position averaging 20 hours/week with increased time commitment leading up to and during the Conference and New Works Festival in late July/early August. This position will work remotely much of the time (OPC does not have administrative offices) but in-person attendance is required for the majority of the two weeks of the summer Conference & Festival and other events in the LA/Ojai area.

With OPC staff, develop an annual communications/marketing plan that supports OPC’s brand, programs, fundraising efforts, events, etc.
Build and manage OPC’s content calendar.
Implement strategies to reach and grow OPC’s audiences through digital channels and in-person events.
Manage and/or create all communications/marketing materials (digital and print) for the organization, including Festival-specific collateral (programs, posters, postcards, digital, etc.); contribute to the creation of fundraising collateral as necessary.
Contribute ideas, energy, knowledge, and support as a member of OPC’s administrative team.

Social media
Manage OPC’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube); create and contribute to the creation of all content (writing, design, photo, video).
In partnership with artistic and administrative staff, develop targeted campaigns to promote specific programs, events, announcements, etc.
Engage with followers; listen/connect to industry influencers.
Track social media metrics, views, engagement etc.

Email Communications
Manage, create, and distribute monthly e-newsletters: compile, write, and edit content with staff and contributors and design within Mailchimp templates.
Manage, create, and distribute all email marketing content promoting the Conference and Festival, pass and ticket sales, etc.
Maintain email lists, track responses, and strategize with the team to increase readership/engagement.

Serve as primary contact for website content additions, updates, and edits.
Create or gather content to update the site as needed.
Maintain brand standards throughout the website.

Other Responsibilities
– Support media relations efforts as needed.
– Attend and record events with photos and video and/or gather from others for OPC use.
– Build and manage photo repository.
– Attend weekly staff meetings as an engaged, collaborative member of the team.

What you bring:
– A minimum of five years of experience in a communications, marketing, or similar role
– Experience delivering an organization’s brand tone and messaging with a proven track record of accelerating a brand, program, event, etc.
– Experience creating and managing an annual communications/marketing plan and calendar
– Experience elevating social media impact (design/content quality, engagement, etc.)
– Consistently excellent written and verbal communication skills
– High-level quality control and proofreading skills
– Organization skills and the ability to prioritize your work
– Enthusiasm for collaboration
– Ability to embrace unexpected opportunities and handle unexpected problems
– Comfort working with various stakeholders: board members, donors, volunteers

What you know:
– Social media management experience required
– Mailchimp (or similar platform) proficiency required
– Graphic design experience required (minimum requirement: Canva)
– Google Suite proficiency preferred but not required
– Minimal experience in web design required (our website backend is user friendly)

Bonus Points:
– Experience in a public relations environment: writing press releases, media relations, etc.
– Photography and photo editing experience
– SEO experience
– Lived experience and/or a passion for theater, new play development, performing arts

OPC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran, familial, or any other locally or nationally protected status. We are actively seeking to engage a diverse workforce.

Please send resume and additional materials to Tahnee at tahnee@ojaiplays.org.