Founded in 1991, The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation and development of the legendary Apollo Theater through the Apollo Experience of world-class live performances and education programs that:
Honor the influence and advance the contributions of African-American artists
Advance emerging creative voices across cultural and artistic media
Our vision is to expand the reach of the Apollo Experience to a worldwide audience.
As the Communications Associate, you will be integral to the efficient functioning of the Apollo Theater’s Marketing & Communications department, focusing on Apollo digital, public relations and key administrative duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Public Relations Assistance
Maintain the master PR calendar and event coverage schedule
Monitor, file and supply department with media impressions counts and press clippings
Distribute and maintain highly organized Apollo event photographs
Cover performance and event press check in, including supplying members of the media with instructions and credentials
Assist PR Manager in coordinating interviews onsite and offsite
Updates the press page and content on the Apollo’s website
Field and respond to PR inquiries
Assist with trafficking and proofing PR materials
Attend special events and work collaboratively on planning and execution of event details with the other department team members
Provide administrative assistance to the Marketing Department including meeting scheduling , travel arrangements, ticket request processing and preparing meeting agendas and notes
Track and distribute analytics for monthly attendance and digital metrics
Compile the department’s marketing calendar flowchart and weekly status dashboard
Manage the Apollo’s Google Grant fund to promote Apollo events online using search engine marketing
Support the department’s social media and content marketing needs including: posting and collection of text, photo and video content for the Apollo social media accounts, serving as the Apollo’s social media voice for select events, writing blog content and contributing in creative discussions about new content opportunities
Update website, exterior marquee listings and video information screens
We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by competitive salary and our extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university
Minimum of 3 years of marketing experience
Knowledge of the Windows OS; Word Processing software; social media networks, WordPress Website content management system, and Adobe Photoshop
Ability to write and interpret analytic reports and business correspondence
Other Skills and Knowledge
Knowledge of the Apollo Theater’s history and remaining current on upcoming events
Possess the ability to multi-task, prioritize projects and work independently
Be highly organized, efficient, pay attention to detail and be proactive
Maintain an enthusiastic and professional work ethic
Ability to work the occasional work outside of normal business hours, but rarely includes travel outside of New York City