Job Summary: The New Media Assistant works directly with the New Media Director to maintain, strategize and analyze the Goodman’s digital presence. Main responsibilities including creating and deploying email blasts, updating the Goodman’s website and social media outlets and creating compelling content to market and promote Goodman’s mission, productions and events.
Web Editing and Maintenance - Assist with the editing and maintenance of GoodmanTheatre.org, work within the CMS (content management system) to keep web copy current and accurate, train additional staff on how to use the CMS tools as needed, analyze and report on data from Google Analytics to monitor digital marketing efforts.
Email Marketing - Build and deploy HTML emails on behalf of the Goodman using our database-integrated email marketing service Mail2 (similar programs include Constant Contact, Emma, MailChimp), maintain the Goodman’s institutional email calendar and coordinate the marketing department’s email schedule?.
Content Development & Marketing - Assist with the creation of engaging web and social media content, write articles, interviews, behind-the-scenes previews as assigned by the New Media Manager, work with the Goodman Marketing Team to brainstorm content-based marketing ideas to promote productions.
Experience working within a CMS (ex. Wordpress, Joomla, Episerver, Drupal) to update websites required
Excellent writing and editing skills required
Basic knowledge of HTML and Photoshop required
Understanding of Google Analytics preferred
Familiarity with Tessitura (or other CRM database) is a plus
Self-starter and ability to work in fast moving environment necessary
Must be creative, flexible, open-minded, enjoy working as part of a team and experimenting with ideas
Work Environment & Physical Demands: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets. The employee is regularly reviewing and analyzing data on computers and in print media, generally in a stationary position. Occasional attendance at evening events is expected and may require traversing between rooms or groups of people.
Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Additional Eligibility Requirements:
Internship experience working at an arts-related organization or 1-3 years of professional experience.
Experience working as a community manager on social media platforms. Background in writing for the arts.
By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community— the Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.
Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
Interested applicants should apply below with a cover letter and resume, or visit our website at www.goodmantheatre.org
Please indicate in the cover letter how you heard about this position. No calls please.
Goodman Theatre, Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs.
By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community—Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicag...o, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.