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Communications Associate

Organization: Ford's Theatre Society
Date Posted: 8/31/2017
Date Needed: 10/1/2017
City: Washington
Location: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Primary Category: Public Relations
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: High School / GED
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Description & Details



Write and edit materials for the Ford's Theatre communications, development and education departments, ensuring consistent messaging on the website and in blog posts, printed materials and enewsletters. Participate in developing communications plans for education and development departments that help us reach new audiences and raise awareness of programs and their impact. Assist with press relations and organization and maintenance of theatre’s press list and media archives.

Principal Responsibilities:


  • With the Associate Director and the theatre’s education department,  develop and implement communications plans that reach educators, school administrators and students, and increase public awareness of organizational education initiatives
  • With the Associate Director and the theatre’s development department, develop and implement communications plans that demonstrate donor impact and benefits of supporting Ford’s
  • Write and compile content for the website, blog and e-newsletters related to performances, donor impact, educational programming, special events and historic site programming
  • Write and compile assets for the education spread in play programs
  • Write and compile assets for the yearly impact reports distributed by development and for the printed donor newsletter
  • Assist with writing other institutional communication pieces as needed

Press Relations

  • Assist with pitching story ideas and managing interviews
  • Assist with press events (press night for performances, press conferences, etc.)
  • Collate and analyze media coverage
  • Coordinate program-related video, photo shoots and special events
  • Organize and maintain institution’s archive of press clippings, b-roll and photographs
  • Track and upload information for area cultural calendars (Culture Capital, Cultural Tourism DC, etc.


  • Serve as member of Social Media Committee and Digital Projects Council
  • Serve as staff liaison to theatreWashington

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