Media Relations Associate
Arena Stage, an award-winning regional theater approaching its 59th season, seeks a dynamic and ambitious individual to contribute to its media relations efforts. As one of the primary liaisons to the press, the Media Relations Associate will play an important role in garnering media attention for the theater, especially during this vital year before Arena Stage opens its renovated theater campus The Mead Center for American Theater in the fall of 2010.
Responsibilities: draft and distribute press releases; assist in the development of media plans, pitch story ideas and earn coverage for Arena’s mainstage productions, special events, and community engagement programs; research and maintain press contact database; assemble materials for media; and supervise the media relations intern.
Requirements: Bachelors degree (degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications and/or Theater preferred); 1-2 years previous press/publicity experience; demonstrated success in gaining media placement; impeccable interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills; knowledge of theater; ability to interact comfortably with artists; and strong computer skills. Some evenings and weekends are required.
To Apply: Send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and writing samples to Jamie Gahlon, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St SW, Washington DC, 20024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please. EOE.
Jamie M. Gahlon
Arena Stage, now in Crystal City
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Suite 701, Arlington, VA 22202
1101 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Ph: (202) 554-9066 x 287
Fax: (202) 488-4056