The Boston Symphony
Orchestra has had a long tradition and commitment of bringing an array of
musical experiences to the community and the world. The key to our success has
been our employees from the musicians onstage to those behind the scenes.
We have an
exciting opportunity for a Publicist to assist with the strategy, planning and
execution of all aspects of publicity.
In this key role, you will expand press outreach to media sectors beyond
arts and music, including college, education, and travel, among others. Additionally, you willwrite press materials,
assist with photography and video and develop key relationships with local and
national media. Bring your
professionalism, initiative and multi-tasking skills to a premier non-profit
Develop and maintain relationships with members of the newspaper,
radio, television and web media to leverage for coverage of the orchestra's
Meet with Press Office colleagues weekly to develop story ideas to
pitch to journalists at local and national media outlets, as well as track
stories already in place.
Develop and implement short and long-term
strategies for expanded coverage of activities in the online press sector and in
non-arts/cultural media sectors including college, education (more broadly) and
social and lifestyle, among others.
As part of a Press Office team approach
under the direction of the Assistant Director of Public Relations, develop key
relationships with travel press and colleagues at visitor bureaus in Boston,
the Berkshires and tour cities to procure coverage of the orchestra's
activities in this industry sector.
Develop and expand the network of contacts
for major online media sites and pitch stories related to the orchestra’s many
Work closely with public relations and
marketing colleagues to generate new ideas for social media, blog posts and
online sites; create and edit weekly video posts for social media
platforms. Work with artist publicists
and managers, request/encourage artists to highlight their BSO activities on
their social media sites.
with public relations team to publicize Pops tour concerts: generate story
ideas, place stories in print, radio and television media, arrange interviews
and service all press requests.
the supervision of Assistant Director of Public Relations, act as press
representative for Boston Pops run-out concerts; generate and oversee all press
coverage for each concert, including scheduling interviews with musicians and
Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart.
office budget and process invoices, track office spending and reconcile press
office records with monthly financial reports.
Write and format press materials with emphasis on press releases,
press calls, press kits and pitch letters, as well as update artist bios and
fact sheets and orchestra histories.As assigned, set up and distribute press
releases through Mail2, using Dreamweaver to create HTML emails.
Manage office’s press ticket system, oversee ticket requests for
BSO, Pops and Tanglewood events; oversee and coordinate Tanglewood parking and
season pass system for all visiting press.
Manage supervision of television news
crews when needed during all BSO-related events.