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Communications Associate

The Corning Museum of Glass is recruiting for Communications Associate. This is a full-time position, and the selected candidate will be hired as a W2 employee of an approved vendor. The position will report to the Manager of Public Relations & Special Media Projects.

Responsibilities

  • With input from the Manager of Public Relations & Special Media Projects, develops, implements, and executes outreach strategies with the local and regional media. Pitches stories, answers media inquiries, develops talking points, and coordinates media visits and appearances. Promotes the Museum’s exhibitions, events, activities, and experts. 
  • Assists Manager of Public Relations & Special Media Projects with development of press materials and the coordination of logistics surrounding media opportunities at all levels.
  • Monitors and reports on media coverage using Museum’s media monitoring services. Provides internal clip reports and shares relevant stories with Museum staff via the intranet and followers via social media. Responds to media coverage and online discussions about the Museum and its activities.
  • Manages the Museum’s media database, ensuring all aspects of the platform are fully utilized. Ensures press contact lists are up-to-date and appropriately targeted and builds additional media lists for opportunities that arise.
  • Helps to maintain the online press room and distribute press releases, ensuring strong SEO and integration of press materials with other web communications. Manages the Press Images section of the press room.
  • Serves as content contributor and supports the Marketing and Communications (Marcom) team with writing, copyediting, and proofreading a variety of content including press releases, digital signage, website, blog, members’ magazine, and contributed articles. Checks for consistency in messaging, style, and branding across all communications to ensure Museum is represented consistently and appropriately.
  • Supports additional Marketing and Communications (Marcom) initiatives as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or related field.
  • Minimum one to two years of experience working in communications for a museum, cultural organization, or non-profit organization.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills. Must be a self-starter.
  • Strong writing and editing experience with the ability to maintain appropriate voice for different audiences and to write about art in an intelligent but accessible way.
  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong collaborative skills. Able to work with multiple stakeholders (from curators to retailers).
  • Ability to transport staff to off-site interviews and media opportunities.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with people at all levels, including the media.
  • Must be able to have some flexibility in work hours to accommodate media opportunities. May be required to work an early morning or weekend occasionally.
  • Experience using media monitoring services a plus.
  • Experience developing content for social media channels a plus.

To Apply

Send your resume to [email protected].