The Communications Director will create and implement a strategic, multi-faceted communications program designed to build and strengthen the Joffrey Ballet’s role and reputation as a leader and innovative voice in the performing arts. Devise program guidelines, oversee implementation process, and provide quality control for communications programs, media activities and special events.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to; identify, develop and execute company-wide communications strategies that support communication goals, create content for web, blog, digital and social media, refining and maintaining “voice” of the company, build and foster collaborative relationships with other departments within the organization to stay informed and abreast of new initiatives, writing projects such as annual reports, brochures and content generation, across all departments, identify opportunities to support organizational initiatives and develop communications materials and programs to promote and publicize these activities, work with PR agency to craft press releases, materials, and talking points for publicity of the organization's programs and productions, and respond to media requests for information and facilitate media interviews with spokespeople, artists and others.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 4 years of experience in a similar role. Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies. Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Understanding of digital media platforms and highly computer literate. High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical level. Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, donors, program participants, and other supporters. Deep commitment towards diversity, inclusion and equity. An undergraduate degree in communications, public relations, marketing or similar disciplines is strongly preferred.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, additional hours as required.
The Joffrey is a world-class, Chicago-based ballet company and dance education organization committed to artistic excellence and innovation, presenting a unique repertoire encompassing masterpieces of the past and cutting-edge works. The Joffrey is committed to providing arts education and accessible dance training through its Joffrey Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs.