Job Opportunities

COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER


POSTING DATE: 9/23/2020

SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$45,000

STATUS: 0.8 FTE, exempt

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SPECIAL WORK CONDITIONS: After a period of onboarding and training, the individual hired for this position may choose to work partly or fully remotely for the period of time during which telework remains strongly encouraged by the governor’s office.

Flying House Productions, the nonprofit organization that governs Seattle Choruses, is committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups. BIPOC, LGBTQ, women, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

OVERVIEW
This position is responsible for digital marketing, communications, storytelling and branding for Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus and their ensemble, The Supertonics. The objectives of the position are to expand the organization’s mission in the community, enrich the experience of our audiences and followers, generate earned revenue, and support the development department’s fundraising and event attendance goals.

ABOUT SEATTLE MEN’S CHORUS AND SEATTLE WOMEN’S CHORUS
The internationally renowned Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus comprise one of the largest community choral organizations in North America, and stand out amongst the largest LGBTQ-identified men’s and women’s choruses in the world. As one of the Pacific Northwest’s most vibrant and successful arts organizations, our choruses bend genres and inspire social justice for an annual audience of more than 25,000 patrons.

OUR MISSION
Our voices transform society through innovative and entertaining programs that build community, illuminate the experiences of LGBTQ people and their allies, expand inclusion, and inspire justice.

OUR VISION
A more harmonious world that celebrates the unique identities and talents of all people.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    DIGITAL MEDIA

  • Develop an organization-wide digital media and communications plan and schedule. Strategize, analyze and adjust tactics to maximize engagement with audiences, followers, members, and donors.
  • Create annual graphic design and video design schedule. Work with contract designers to maintain brand and create engaging collateral for print and digital use.
  • Manage all social media accounts, curating content and writing copy in the voice of the organization.
  • Set and track expense budgets.
  • Build, monitor and analyze digital advertising campaigns such as Facebook and Google Ads.
  • Update and maintain seattlechoruses.org content using CMS Concrete5.
  • Maintain archival photo and video collection.
  • Coordinate with professional photographers used for promotional and archival photos. Shoot candid photos at events to be used on social media, website, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by the executive director.

    COMMUNICATIONS

  • Manage the organization-wide communication efforts to meet the goals of marketing and promotion, community awareness and engagement, and institutional messaging.
  • Build and write copy for public email newsletters to segmented audiences.
  • Maximize impact of the budget through no-cost promotional paths including media partnerships, cross promotion with aligned nonprofits, and the utilization of the singer base as our most important promotional tool.
  • Manage and strategize regularly with PR contractor. Assist as necessary to arrange press interviews, quotations, and performances with staff and artists.
  • Write blog posts and identify/arrange with guest writers with an eye towards long form storytelling.
  • Participate in professional arts marketing groups and forums to gain and share knowledge.
  • Other duties as assigned by the executive director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A commitment to diversity, racial equity, and our mission.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in marketing, communications, digital media or related.
  • Proficiency with digital advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Ads.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Analytics, email platforms (e.g. Mailchimp), and content management systems.
  • Experience with customer relationship management databases. PatronManager a plus.
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills.
  • Basic graphic design, video editing and photography skills.
  • Solid self-motivation and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently balancing multiple projects; set and meet deadlines.
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends when in-person events resume.

Benefits include: health (nominal employee contribution to premium), dental, vision, employee funded flex spending and 401K, and PTO and Paid Sick & Safe Time.  9 paid holidays + 4 floating holidays.

To apply, please send resume and an engaging cover letter detailing the strengths you bring to this position. Electronic submission in PDF or Word strongly preferred to staffing@seattlechoruses.org. No phone calls please. Preliminary review will begin October 12.  Position open until filled.

Flying House Productions is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. It is the policy of FHP to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. FHP is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment and does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.