Communications Director

Aperture Foundation

Aperture seeks a Communications Director to shape and execute all messaging and communications for Aperture’s marketing, press, and digital strategies for the brand as a whole, as well as for campaigns around publications, promotional programs, and fundraising activities. The Communications Director must be a highly organized critical and strategic thinker, be a strong results-driven and creative individual with exceptional communication skills, show leadership working in a highly collaborative environment, and work well with both artists and Board members. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities

As a leader at Aperture, the Communications Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Sales and Marketing Director to develop company-wide, sector-specific, highly integrated, and systematic initiatives that support external and internal communications, new outreach, fundraising, strategic partnerships, and long-term relationships. The Communications Director will oversee an internal team responsible for the day-to-day execution of the website’s content, e-newsletters, social media platforms, and all publicity and media-related efforts. S/he will also work closely with fellow senior staff members to develop and maintain schedules and budgets for all initiatives.

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Arts, or Liberal Arts

  • Proven track record of devising and executing effective promotional strategies and placing media stories

  • Successful track record of mounting or supervising social media campaigns

  • Established connections and relationships in top-tier media outlets across a wide spectrum

  • At least 8-10 years of professional experience in the arts and culture, with a focus in marketing, communications, media relations, publishing, and editorial pursuits

  • Excellent written and organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Proven experience managing a team, schedules, and budgets

  • Ability to pitch projects “cold” to new contacts, both in writing and in person

  • Deep knowledge of the photography, art, and cultural landscapes in NYC, nationally and internationally

How to Apply

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhirecommunications@aperture.org, using the following

conventions: Subject line: Communications Director

Cover letter: yourfirstnameyourlastnamecoverletter.pdf

Resume: yourfirstnameyourlastnameresume.pdf

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE. Only applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted. Aperture offers a competitive salary and benefits. Our staff also has generous vacation, sick leave, and personal days, access to a variety of cultural institutions, and a stimulating and collegial work environment. Aperture seeks to build a diverse and inclusive workforce, and welcomes all applications regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural background, disability, age, or religion.

Posted on July 25