A vital member of Court Theatre’s marketing team, the Associate Director for Content Creation plays a leadership role in developing marketing content across a variety of mediums to support Court programming and institutional goals.
- Writes and edits content for all of Court’s marketing materials, such as play descriptions, show programs, blog posts, event copy, press releases, and emails.
- Manages the strategy for, and distribution of, email campaigns.
- Executes Court’s social media plan. Manages relationship with digital marketing consultant and execute Facebook advertising strategy.
- Develops content plan for production program books; writes and edits content.
- Provides marketing support for audience enrichment events aligned with the artistic themes of each season’s productions.
- Plans, shoots, and edits video content.
- Assists with decision making about photo shoot locations and costuming; manages photo shoot logistics with photographer and actors.
- Assists in the scheduling and creation process for all of Court’s marketing collateral.
- Supports education and development departments with developing marketing materials and plans as requested.
- Participates in planning and achieving EDI goals specific to the marketing department as well as organization-wide goals.
- Maintains and manages content on Court’s website, courttheatre.org, and its ticketing site, tickets.courttheatre.org.
- Develops marketing communications, advertising, or publicity materials with a moderate level of guidance from others. Develops, plans, and coordinates the development and production of marketing and publicity materials and campaigns, ensuring deadlines and budgets are met.
- May train the work of lower level marketing staff.
- Performs other related work as needed.
- Demonstrate University stewardship and serve as a brand ambassador.
- Communicate effectively and with influence.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Exceptional writing skills to develop external communication pieces for a wide range of audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
- Cultural competence, celebrating diversity and inclusion.
- Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
- Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
- 2 years of experience executing marketing communications.
- 1 or more years in a theatre or other nonprofit arts organization.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
- Familiarity with WordPress content management system.
- Familiarity with email marketing software such as WordFly, Mail Chimp, etc.
- Proficiency with Adobe InDesign for print layout like programs.
- Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop for creating digital media for Google display, social media, etc.
- Proficiency with video editing in Adobe Premiere.
- Comfort managing major social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram.
- Project timeline and tracking with project management software.
- Passion for the performing arts.
- Court administrative employees may set a partial work from home schedule with approval.
- Must be physically present in Court Theatre’s Hyde Park facilities for select performances and events, including occasional nights/weekends.
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