Communications Associate

Municipal Art Society of New York

The Communications Associate position is designed as a learning role for an early career professional interested in developing a broad range of communications skills, with a focus on social media, printed materials, and photography/videography. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in external training opportunities relevant to the role and incorporate those skills into his/her work. There is also internal opportunity to learn about media outreach, fundraising, and event management depending on candidate interest.


Web Communications and Social Media 60%

Administer MAS’s social media platforms, with an emphasis on building and engaging our existing digital audience

Help brainstorm and execute targeted online advertising campaigns for MAS initiatives and development/fundraising

Update and maintain website content on the newly re-launched

Produce and disseminate monthly e-newsletter

Help manage contacts database in partnership with development team

Serve as point of contact for external vendors

Branded Materials 30%

Coordinate the production of all electronic and print outreach materials (including annual reports, membership collateral, branding & logos, membership cards, and event materials)

Organize MAS photography and video assets, and manage vendors as needed for special events

Event Production Support 10%

Feed content during events into social media platforms to increase engagement

Work with the public programs team to manage marketing campaigns for MAS events

Manage photography on-site

Assist with graphic design needs and manage external graphic design vendors


2+ years of experience in communications

Superb attention to detail

General comfort operating/learning both desktop and mobile software

Experience with (or interest and aptitude in learning about) digital media and graphic design

Awareness of social media platforms and general digital communications trends

An enthusiasm for learning and growing professionally

An interest in urban life and promoting a more equitable and livable city for all New Yorkers

Please mention experience with any of the following as well: WordPress, DSLR photography, animated or live action video, paid or viral social media campaigns, Photoshop, InDesign.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to, with the subject line “Communications Associate.” Only cover letters that explain a candidate’s specific interest in MAS will be considered. No phone calls please.

Posted on May 10