Baltimore Center Stage, Public Relations Manager

Posted: June 7, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Baltimore Center Stage seeks an innovative, experienced Public Relations Manager to join its Marketing and Communications Department. Primary responsibility includes developing strategies for securing local, regional, and national press coverage. The Public Relations Manager also serves as lead member of the Social Media team and lead content creator. The Public Relations Manager writes and edits for a variety of channels, including social media, playbills, newsletters, website, and others and oversees creation of promotional videos.

  • Actively seek out new opportunities for media coverage that expands and deepens Baltimore Center Stage’s reputation and brand, locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Pitch stories about productions, programming, and Baltimore Center Stage staff to media outlets
  • Maintain and build positive relationships with members of the press; deepen current relationships and forge new ones
  • Expand and maintain the theater’s press lists
  • Coordinate and attend interviews and appearances by Baltimore Center Stage staff and visiting artists
  • Create talking points and prep artists and staff for interviews
  • Write press releases and coordinate all communications to members of the press
  • Develop PR plans for productions and special events
  • Oversee photo and video shoots related to productions and events; oversee production of videos
  • Coordinate and host “Meet the Actors” post-show Q&A events for each production
  • Develop and execute content strategy for social media team, ensuring promotion of activities across all theater departments; work with Marketing Manager and Graphics team to draft, edit, and post content in social media channels
  • Research and write features for show programs, emails, website, newsletters, and other copy as needed
  • Provide editing support for show programs, newsletters, etc.
  • Contribute to marketing planning for specific events, programs, and productions
  • Attend various department meetings to discover institutional stories for content creation and media pitching
  • Draft and update annual communications plan for Baltimore Center Stage, focusing on institutional storytelling throughout all communications channels
  • Coordinate and maintain key messaging documents for all productions and programmatic initiatives
  • Serve as a liaison to community and interest groups as part of the theater’s marketing and communications outreach strategy
  • Assist with gathering, distributing, and responding to patron feedback
  • Provide support for Baltimore Center Stage at select festivals and community events
  • Co-supervise year-long marketing intern and summer interns
  • Attend all Opening Night events by serving as the primary press liaison
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications
Requirements: A degree in Arts Management, Journalism, or Public Relations with three or more years of professional experience required. Agency experience preferred. Knowledge of regional theatre PR highly preferred.
Start Date:  Immediate
To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, three references, salary history and requirements, and two writing samples to