Manager, Communications & PR

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Published
April 19, 2024
Location
445 S. Magnolia Avenue Orlando, FL 32801, Orlando, Florida
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WHO WILL THIS ROLE APPEAL TO?
Individuals that thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient. Must have excellent interpersonal skills; has the ability to nurture important relationships with key stakeholders; and has the business acumen/maturity to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations.

POSITION SUMMARY
Reporting to the Director, Communications/PR, the Communications & PR manager will focus on strategic corporate (institutional/brand) communications, editorial writing, media relations and creative content ideation to support overall communications goals. The position will manage the navigation of communications strategies that support the overall strategic vision of the Dr. Phillips Center. The ideal candidate is a team player, media savvy and a people person, who can juggle many tasks with different stakeholders across multiple disciplines. They will be embedded with different departments, including community engagement & corporate affairs, education & youth productions and inter-department creative/digital/project management teams to execute PR related activities.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and implement public relations and media strategies to engage with traditional and digital media/bloggers.

Manage media relationships, distribution platforms and the department’s content calendar to ensure alignment across external and internal communications tools.

Write and edit press releases, advisories, speeches, reports and other media-related copy.

Oversee the awards and recognition program in coordination with the corporate affairs team.

Organize and oversee event as it relates to communications/PR/organizational efforts, such as press conferences, press tours, speaking engagements with leadership and show-specific media needs in the venue.

Work with the Director, Communications/PR to develop regular media coverage reports & daily update emails.

Work with the Public Relations Show Manager to support show marketing efforts as needed.

Work with the Social Media Manager to support social media needs for content capturing and postings.

Develop and implement public relations and media strategies to engage with traditional and digital media/bloggers.

Manage media relationships, distribution platforms and the department’s content calendar to ensure alignment across external and internal communications tools.

Write and edit press releases, advisories, speeches, reports and other media-related copy.

Oversee the awards and recognition program in coordination with the corporate affairs team.

Organize and oversee event as it relates to communications/PR/organizational efforts, such as press conferences, press tours, speaking engagements with leadership and show-specific media needs in the venue.

Follow and support all operational policies and procedures. Assimilate into the arts center culture through understanding, supporting and demonstrating the core values.

Maintain a professional and friendly relationship with other departments, colleagues, and partners.

Able to remain calm under pressure. Ability to work effectively with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, and diplomacy. Maintain Dr. Phillips Center standards of customer service at all times.

Able to effectively communicate in English in both written and oral forms.

Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, digital marketing or relevant field

A minimum of 3 years of experience working in-house or at an agency is favorable. Experience in the entertainment industry a plus. A passion for the performing arts is desired.

At least one year of previous supervisory/management experience required.

Exceptional written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, our Board of Directors and colleagues.

Knowledge of AP style writing. Extensive, compelling writing skills for multi-purpose organizational initiatives (presentations, annual reports, executive communications)

Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple simultaneous projects.

Fluency both in speaking and writing Spanish is a plus.

Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills. Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
This position requires the ability to work a variable schedule, evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet operational needs.

The Dr. Phillips Center provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law.

This job description is not intended to provide a complete and comprehensive list of all job duties, requirements and responsibilities. Instead, it is provided as a general overview of the expectations for the role.

 

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