Public Relations Assistant
- Public Relations
- Reports To:
- Chief Communications Officer
- Full Time
- Job Code:
For more than a century, New York City's Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance. Its walls have echoed with applause for the world's outstanding classical music artists, as they have for the greatest popular musicians and many prominent dancers, authors, social crusaders, and world figures who have appeared on its stages. Today, the venue remains a preeminent concert hall and a vital, active cultural destination for performers and audiences.
The Public Relations Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to Carnegie Hall’s Public Relations office. The position serves as a front-line liaison with the public and media, providing departmental phone coverage, fielding questions, and responding to requests as needed. Serves as Cision system administrator, coordinating and building media contact lists, collecting coverage, preparing daily press clip reports, and maintaining electronic clip files. Coordinates frequent electronic press release mailings, including HTML coding of materials. Manages day-to-day operations of media web site. Coordinates Public Relations office systems, including processing of departmental invoices. Assists department directors, managers, and associates as needed. Assists with press ticketing for concerts and events. Proofreads materials as assigned, and participates in preparations for major announcements and special events. Some press duty, including escorting photographers and staffing special events as needed.
Bachelor degree or equivalent required (Public Relations/Communications, Music/Arts Administration, Journalism, or English majors preferred); Office experience in media relations or related field a plus; Computer knowledge, including HTML; Superior phone manner and etiquette; Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multitask; Comfortable working with budgets/numbers; Knowledge or interest in classical music; Desire to work as part of a team in fast-paced office environment. Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays if needed.
To apply to this role, please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org . We are an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.