Communications and Social Media Editor

Blum & Poe

The Communications and Social Media Editor is part of a growing Communications team. You will be working directly with the Communications team to strategically coordinate the gallery’s press engagements and social media feed; raising the profile of the gallery by proactively cultivating relationships with writers, editors, and publications worldwide; and collaboratively coordinate gallery public programming. We are looking for someone who will bring fresh ideas for increased productivity and positive workflow to this position. You will be joining a strong gallery staff that is dedicated to its artists and exhibitions.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate communication campaign plans and timelines alongside the team for all gallery locations

  • Secure impactful feature coverage on exhibitions and partnerships, as well as news coverage for key initiatives

  • Cultivate and manage a network of high-level media and partnership relationships

  • Grow gallery’s social media following and engagement through experimentation/innovation and analytics-based reporting

  • Cultivate and manage local community relationships

  • Represent the gallery and attend events as required

  • Evaluate campaigns in line with objectives and ensure findings are fed into future campaign plans

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Draft communications materials including exhibition press releases and social media messaging for review and approval by the Communications and Editorial Director

  • Alongside team, draft communications strategy and coordinate outgoing communications

  • Distribute press releases to targeted media and handle press inquiries and image requests from media, individuals, and other organizations.

  • Alongside team, establish and manage press campaigns for exhibitions and events

  • Organize and prepare press materials

  • Check correct approval processes and copyright licenses are in place for press image release

  • Along with the Communications team members, schedule and manage all on-site press visits, events, and press photo-shoots

  • Oversee approval process for above-mentioned communications texts

  • Monitor press coverage and request corrections where appropriate

  • Maintain press contacts database in collaboration with the Communications team

SOCIAL MEDIA / DIGITAL CAMPAIGNS

  • Coordinate social media strategy, content, and engagement for gallery

  • Grow gallery’s social media following and engagement through experimentation/innovation and analytics-based reporting

MARKETING ASSETS

  • Provide copy for use adaptation in marketing assets as required

  • Collaborate with team to write and produce digital promo content

COMMUNITY

  • Develop and foster community relations through involvement in community initiatives and projects.

GENERAL

  • Communicate gallery’s artists’ practices & biographies to writers, editors, curators, clients, and the public in an articulate, engaging, and professional manner

  • Follow trends in press outreach, audience growth, and brand development

Requirements
  • Demonstrated skill in writing about art and exhibitions

  • An established network of press and media contacts with a focus on those relevant to Los Angeles in addition to wider US-based contacts.

  • Educated to degree level, preferably in arts or humanities subject (BA required)

  • Outstanding attention to detail

  • Excellent skills in Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Adobe CS5, particularly Photoshop and InDesign (essential), working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Mac OSX

  • Strong time management skills with the ability to work independently and manage varied deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience working in an art gallery or artist studio environment with an understanding of contemporary art

How to Apply
  • Please submit your resume, a brief cover letter, writing samples, and 3 professional references to jobs@blumandpoe.com.

  • We will be following up with requests for interviews in the coming weeks in order to fill this position as soon as possible.

  • Only serious and qualified candidates will be considered.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and includes excellent benefits and paid time off.

  • The position is full-time, 5 days per week. The applicant must be flexible and available outside of the designated days on an as-needed basis.

Blum & Poe is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Posted on September 20