The Communications Manager will participate in the development of the strategic communications plan for the Department of Performing and Media Arts, an academic department with a strong performance component to its mission. In conjunction with the Communications & Events Coordinator, manage implementation of the plan by executing an array of communications to convey to the campus and regional community the scholarly and artistic work of department faculty, staff and students. Conceive, write, and design a wide range of materials to inform current and prospective students about the degree and curricular offerings of the department. Promote awareness of the many artistic performances and events presented by department faculty and students, academic conferences/symposia, and hosted performances by professional companies. Support University-wide communications and development projects such as Giving Day on behalf of the department. Creatively utilize a variety of communication channels including press releases, the publication of articles in department, college, university, and local media outlets, listservs, and social media. Coordinate communications materials with the marketing objectives of the department Box Office. Create and manage original content for the department web site. Oversee all aspects of the department brand within the College and University brand structure. Work in cooperation with the College of A&S communications office and University Relations. Guide the activities of department students working to promote department performances, and supervise student employees.
This is a 75% regular benefits eligible position.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree plus 2-4 years of experience in communications, journalism, marketing, advertising, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Creative thinker with superior writing skills. Some graphic design experience. Proficiency with Facebook, Instagram, and other social media, and MS Office suite, is required. Some experience with Adobe Creative Design (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and Drupal is highly desirable.
Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Interviews are expected to begin by the end of May with an anticipated start date of 8/2/2021. To be considered you must submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save as one document prior to attaching.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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