The Communications Fellow will work closely with the Director of Content to gain an understanding of communications strategy and implementation at a major symphony orchestra. This task-oriented part-time fellowship is 15–19 hours per week. The Communications Fellow will be involved in a variety of projects for the Communications department, including but not limited to:
- Writing copy for Symphony publications including articles, web copy and social media posts
- Drafting concert advisories and press releases
- Assisting in editing, proofreading and routing
- Assisting in requesting and preparing materials for publications and website
- Assisting with video and photo shoots, coordinating interviews, and other administrative tasks
- Assisting with managing photography metadata and files
- Maintaining and updating digital press kits for concerts, conductors and the in-house record label, Seattle Symphony Media
- Assisting Communications department in preparations for announcements and campaigns
- Assisting with other special projects as needed
The Communications Fellow will gain an introductory understanding of communications as a career and its role within a nonprofit organization and will attend department meetings and all-staff meetings. In addition to gaining real-world experience, the fellow will have the opportunity to work with communications staff to explore skills related to publications, publicity, content creation, social media and videography/photography.
- Possess strong written and verbal skills
- Possess strong attention to detail
- Ability to prioritize projects and manage multiple tasks efficiently
- As a member of the Communications team, utmost discretion is required
- Must be eligible for Washington State Work Study and attend a participating college or university
The Communications Fellow must have a collaborative, curious and positive attitude. They should be motivated and able to work and learn in a fast-paced setting, be detail oriented and prompt. The ideal candidate should be savvy with Microsoft Office suites and quick to learn other software. Flexibility with hours both on and off-site a plus. Those most interested in the position are likely to be studying Music, Communications, PR, Journalism, Marketing, English or a combination of the above.
$15 per hour. In addition to an invaluable learning and networking opportunity, the Communications Fellow may request complimentary concert tickets pending availability and will be provided a regional transit (ORCA) card during employment.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Seattle Symphony values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. Individuals who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EOE) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Seattle Symphony will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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The Communications Fellow will work closely with the Director of Content to gain an understanding of communications strategy and implementation at a major symphony orchestra. This task-oriented part-time fellowship is 15–19 hours per week.
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