Communications Manager

The Nickelodeon is looking for a Communications Manager!

The Communications Manager shapes the CFS brand and voice and develops strategies to engage members, reach new audiences for the theatre and media education programs and raise the local and regional profile of the Indie Grits Festival. The Manager is responsible for the development, administration, coordination, and implementation of all elements of the marketing, public relations, publications, and advertising functions of the Columbia Film Society.

This position requires a strong visual sensibility, excellent writing skills, and works closely with programming staff of the theatre and IG Labs and supervises the Marketing Coordinator. The Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director of the Columbia Film Society.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Schedule
The work is performed in an office setting during regularly scheduled office hours, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday. It will require some flexibility and availability for evening activities.

Benefits and Wages
The Columbia Film Society offers health, vision, dental care and retirement benefits. The salary range is $38,000 to $42,000.

Job Duties and Experience

● Develop and implement strategies for institutional marketing and effective audience outreach; keep Nickelodeon members and the community informed about programming and opportunities for engagement; promote IG Labs programming and events.
● Produce CFS print and on-line publications such as the Nick Mag and annual report including authorizing and securing content, overseeing design and distributing materials.
● Develop additional collateral to support marketing and development including brochures, solicitation letters, and event marketing.
● Expand and implement public relations strategies to increase interest in the Nickelodeon and Indie Grits Lab programs and events.
● Develop and execute a local and regional marketing plan for the Indie Grits Film Festival (IGFF).
● Develop and implement plans for research and data collection to increase community engagement and build audiences for all Nickelodeon Theatre events, including first-run films, special series, and special events.
● Assist with the management of website, social media and email strategies including producing twice weekly emails, and overseeing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram content.
● Assist with special events.
● Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
● Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably with major course work in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or related fields.
● Three years experience in a related field.
● Interest and capacity to develop and lead CFS communication strategies.
● Demonstrated strength in writing, editing, and production of marketing and communications projects.
● Knowledge of analytics and strategies to leverage data to optimize reach and engagement.
● Experience with website management, social media, and electronic communications.
● Strong verbal communication skills including excellent public speaking skills.
● Attention to detail and project management skills.
● Able to work independently and with others, and possess a willingness to acquire new skills.

Preferred Qualifications
● Knowledge of independent cinema
● Experience working with Columbia and regional media market

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, a recent writing sample and a link to digital portfolio or website
of your work (if available) to [email protected] by November 30, 2019.

In the subject header please specify: Manager, Communications.

For more information, contact Anita Floyd at [email protected] For information about the
Columbia Film Society, visit http://nickelodeon.org and https://indiegrits.org.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work
environment is usually low to moderate.

The Columbia Film Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with
ADA regulations as applicable.
All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. By completing this application, you are seeking to join a team of hardworking professionals dedicated to consistently delivering outstanding service to our customers and contributing to the financial success of the organization, its clients, and its employees. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application
and/or interview process should contact a management representative.