Department/Team:

 

Communications

Position reports to:

 

Communications Director

FLSA Classification Status:

 

Full time, non-exempt 

Benefits:

 

Full Medical/Dental/Vision coverage; 401(k) options; Paid Vacation; Parking/Transit discounts

Pay range:

 

$53,000 -  $57,000 annually, DOE

Application deadline:

 

August 28, 2022

 

SEATTLE REP is seeking a resourceful and talented Communications Manager to join the Marketing & Communications Department. The Communications Manager is an integral member of the Communications team, project managing and executing many digital, email, and print communications that guide the patron experience, promote institutional messaging, and drive earned and contributed revenue. This is a project management and storyteller role, and a key writer, editor, and content creator for the organization.  

 

Work will be performed in a hybrid in-person/remote environment with the expectation of at least 2–3 days in the office each week.

 

ABOUT US  

Seattle Rep is committed to producing the highest quality programming, and we believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.  

We are part of a growing movement in theater to ensure inclusion of those who have been excluded historically; focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and women, ensuring they are at the decision-making table, reflected in our programming and represented on our staff. 

 

Mission 

Seattle Rep collaborates with extraordinary artists to create productions and programs that reflect and elevate the diverse cultures, perspectives, and life experiences of our region. 

 

Vision 

Theater at the heart of public life 

 

Values 

Artistic Vitality, Sustainability, Generous and Inclusive Practices 

 

Typical Duties Include: 

Managing Digital Content Production 

  • Write email content for Seattle Rep communications and act as back-up for building emails in mass marketing email platform (currently Wordfly) 
  • Manage CMS web edits calendar with edit requests, timelines, and staff assignments for all CMS updates; implement changes alongside Web Production Specialist and Communications Specialist
  • Manage, edit, and contribute content to Inside Seattle Rep blog 

 

Managing Print Collateral Production 

  • Own graphics calendar and manage project requests, timelines, and staff assignments for all print projects in partnership with Creative Director 
  • Serve as lead liaison to print and other vendors, managing vendor timelines and needs for all Seattle Rep print and other projects as assigned 
  • Assist with the production of Encore show programs, the Backstage Pass donor newsletter, and show-related dramaturgical information including writing, editing, and coordinating as assigned 

 

Project Managing Graphic Design & Website Teams Workflow 

  • Track and monitor graphic design and website edit requests as detailed above 
  • Work with Communications Director and Director of Strategic Communications to manage cross-departmental expectations and competing priorities, and keep consistent and transparent communications throughout the organization 
  • Define and negotiate project needs and deadlines with the Creative Director on behalf of the graphic design team in collaboration with other Seattle Rep department needs 

 

Administrative Duties 

  • Manage Communications department VISA uploads to Finance, receipt and invoice organization and tracking 
  • Seattle Rep print and digital archives lead 
  • Monitor USPS bulk mail account 
  • Lead liaison to external partners requesting co-promotional communications opportunities and content requests 

 

Serve as an essential contributor to Seattle Rep’s culture and success 

  • Collaborate and work effectively with all other departments across the theater, including Artistic, Marketing, Development, Patron Services, Front of House, Engagement, Public Works, and Production, as part of providing overall communications leadership to the organization
  • Add constructively to the collaborative and collegial health of the organization
  • Add actively and constructively to the EDI (Equity Diversity & Inclusion) work of the organization, including attending all-staff training sessions

 

Minimum qualifications 

  • 3 years of communications, publishing, editorial, and/or dramaturgical experience, preferably in a theater, arts, or other not-for-profit organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including acute editorial instincts; tactically skilled and tech-savvy in connecting and sharing stories with diverse audiences
  • Self-starter, able to organize work and set appropriate priorities, and to focus effectively to accomplish same
  • Excellent project management and interpersonal skills
  • Able to meet deadlines under pressure with grace
  • Able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • Commitment to or knowledge of racial equity and social justice

 

Desired qualifications 

  • Working knowledge of content management systems and email platforms

  

TO BE CONSIDERED 

  1. Submit a resume detailing related experience and education.
  2. Attach a cover letter that outlines how your related experience and education qualifies you for the position. For this writing-focused position, applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 
  3. Attach 1-3 examples of communications work you have produced, totaling a maximum of 3 pages. Please feel free to link to examples of past work available online.
  4. Applicants are reviewed the day after the position closes.
  5. First round of interviews tentatively scheduled for 8/30/22.

 

Seattle Rep has a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees, with accommodations for medical and religious exemptions only.

Contact hr@seattlerep.org with any questions regarding the application process.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at: HR@SeattleRep.org

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