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Communications Manager | FotoFocus (Cincinnati, OH)

FotoFocus has experienced tremendous growth since our inception in 2010, and we’re looking ahead to what the future can bring. This is a unique role that offers an incredible opportunity for the right person to help shape that vision with us, and join the core decision-making team at the heart of the FotoFocus organization.

Overview:
FotoFocus seeks a Communications Manager specializing in public relations and social media to lead our efforts in building ongoing public interest and support for the organization and its programming. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of cultivating strong, productive media relationships; strategically leveraging earned and owned media for audience growth and engagement; and building brand leverage and loyalty.

Description:
The Communications Manager is responsible for the development and execution of marketing and public relations plans, with a focus on positioning, brand visibility, and audience growth. This position reports to the Executive Director.

You are:

  • An ace storyteller
  • Craft the FotoFocus story and effectively communicate it to internal and external stakeholders.
  • A media relations expert
  • Promote FotoFocus and its programs to local, national, and international media
  • Create and distribute press materials, secure media coverage, and host media events 
  • A brand-builder, and effective multi-channel manager
  • Manage all communications channels—including social media, email, website—and develops content and campaigns for these channels to support the organization’s goals.
  • Work with venue partners to support and ensure brand fidelity
  • Develop and manage community relationships, and represent FotoFocus at community events as needed
  • Detail-oriented
  • Develop and track budgets, deadline schedules, and outcomes for campaigns
  • Coordinate with design, PR, and advertising partners
  • A self-starter by nature with pride in ownership and a bias toward action
  • Proactive—seeking solutions to problems, suggesting and implementing improvements
  • Curious—constantly looking for new opportunities to promote the organization


Collaborative 

  • Work with staff members in other departments to discover needs and develop ideas for promotions
  • Liaise with various departments to develop communication strategies and messaging


Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Coursework in marketing, public relations, or art history desired
  • 4-7 years of professional communications experience
  • Proven track record in media relations; established local contacts a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, with an ability to think strategically and creatively in a deadline-oriented environment‪‬‬‬‬‬‬
  • Ideal candidates will have a passion for photography
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a background in art - either through education or work experience
To Apply
Contact Nancy Glier, Deputy Director, Finance and Administration – nancyg@fotofocuscincinnati.org