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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Ordway - Public Relations Coordinator

The Ordway: The Ordway, recognized as one of the U.S.’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers, is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal artists.  Performances take place in the 1,900-seat Music Theater and a 1,100-seat Concert Hall.  The Ordway is committed to providing a welcome and inclusive environment for all patrons, artists, and employees.

Position Purpose: The Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of effective PR and communication strategies designed to build awareness and generate enthusiasm for Ordway programs and activities among the media, key stakeholders, and the general public.
Position Details:
  • Posting Date: 2/28/2017
  • Closing Date: 3/28/2017
  • Employee Type: Full-time
  • Department: Marketing
  • Reports to: Public Relations Manager
Key Performance Areas  
  • Drive social media efforts to support and meet Ordway goals.
  • Provide administrative support to PR Manager to ensure PR goals are being met.
  • Coordinate and assist in the creation and development of PR, media relations and communications materials which effectively communicate the Ordway’s mission, promote Ordway productions and events, and support all other Ordway programming.  
  • Assist in distribution of PR and communications materials and messages to ensure positive media coverage of Ordway events and news.  
  • Lead and inspire interns, resulting in the motivation of high-performing interns which meet the Ordway’s business needs.
Other Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in PR, communications, or related field
  • One-two years’ social media experience executing branded content with proven ability to grow followers/engagement
  • Knowledge of social media channels and best practices
  • Highly organized with ability to manage multiple tasks at a time
  • Strong writing and editing skills with understanding of PR writing basics
  • Familiarity with AP Style and Chicago Style, with experience writing in a “brand voice”
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)
To Apply: To apply, click the "Apply" button from our Career Center page job posting.  You can navigate to our Career Center page via the link on website, then click on the title of job posting to see details and apply. Please include a cover letter and resume with your online application.  Only those applicants who apply through our online Career Center page will be considered. The Ordway is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply for positions.

Applicants will need to create a username and password to apply online, if you have previously registered you can login with your established credentials.