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Media & Storytelling Manager - Laundromat Project

Media & Storytelling Manager - Laundromat Project

The Laundromat Project (The LP) is seeking a creative and collaborative thinker for the full-time position of Media & Storytelling Manager. This individual will play a major role in the execution of marketing and communications strategies that affirm The LP’s position as a leading organization shaping the fields of art, social justice, and community building. They will also help to shape The LP’s approach to preserving and amplifying self-determined narratives as we write our own histories (a key LP value).

About The Laundromat Project

Locally relevant and nationally recognized, The LP advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities. We make art and culture in community while fostering leadership among our neighbors through our celebrated Create Change Residency and Fellowship programs and our creative community hub, Kelly Street Collaborative, in the South Bronx.

Since 2005, we have directly invested nearly $850,000 in over 160 multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists, 67 innovative public art projects, 3 diverse anchor neighbors, and 1 creative community hub while engaging over 38,000 New Yorkers. This is an especially exciting time to join our team as we implement a new strategic plan focused on knowledge building, accountable collaboration, and catalyzing networks for greater impact.

The LP values and centers the voices, cultures, imagination, knowledge, and leadership of people of color in all of our work and operations. To learn more about The LP, please visit:laundromatproject.org/

Media & Storytelling Manager

This position reports to the Deputy Director and will oversee a part-time Storytelling Fellow. They will also work in close collaboration with The LP’s Programs department. The successful candidate will balance:

Lead responsibilities:

● Support the Deputy Director in developing and executing a comprehensive content strategy highlighting the mission, vision, values, programs, and strategic goals of The LP within a cohesive and inspiring brand identity.

● Assess, identify, and create or activate new and existing platforms (stages, pages, and digital) to deliver thought leadership in support of The LP’s expanding goals and objectives.

● Create and maintain an editorial calendar for effective promotion of The LP’s programs, events, public programs, and campaigns.

● Manage a year-long Storytelling Fellow, with a primary focus on producing new, innovative, and multimodal content that connects the stories of LP artists and neighbors with a wider audience.

● Support the development of a cohesive, multi-platform, and metrics-based social media strategy that promotes knowledge building and engagement across The LP’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

● Manage website updates and draft website copy with support from the Storytelling Fellow. ● Measure and analyze marketing engagement, optimizing and adjusting tactics as needed to achieve goals.

● Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant LP departments are kept informed of and engaged with marketing and communications objectives.

Supporting responsibilities:

● Support the Deputy Director in creating and executing a thoughtful media relations strategy designed to increase press coverage on a local, regional, and national level.

● Populate and manage a rich programmatic and organizational archive for use across diverse and accessible platforms.

● Support the design of digital and print marketing collateral to promote programs and events.

● Work with Deputy Director to create The LP’s Annual Report.

Qualifications:

● At least 5-7 years marketing and communications experience in a fast-paced and goal-driven environment

● Excellent editorial judgement, writing, and verbal communication skills

● Deep commitment to social justice, equity, and values-based work

● Enjoys communicating a complex message concisely and creatively

● Superb attention to detail and organizational management

● Proven success in developing and executing creative communications, editorial, and marketing strategies to achieve measurable goals

● Strong graphic design proficiency and familiarity with Adobe Suite and Mailchimp

● Familiarity with social media management, copywriting, and marketing

● While not required, we encourage bi/multilingual candidates and candidates with a strong interest in language justice to apply.

Organizational Culture

The LP strives to be a positive, fulfilling, and healthy place to work by providing professional development opportunities and generous benefits that allow staff to have greater wellbeing both in and outside of work.

Compensation

The salary range is $58K - $62K, commensurate with experience. We offer excellent benefits and vacation time, including health, dental & vision insurance, retirement matching, and a week off at year’s end.

Additional Details Anticipated Start Date:

September 2019

Position: Full time, with some weekends and evenings required.

Reports to the Deputy Director Office Location: Central Harlem, with an additional space in Longwood, South Bronx

Geographic Reach: Citywide with particular focus on Bed-Stuy, Harlem, and Hunts Point/Longwood

Application Process

To apply, email jobs@laundromatproject.org. In the subject line, please specify “Your First and Last Name – Media & Storytelling Manager”. Application should be submitted as a single PDF and include:

● Cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the position qualifications

● Resume

● 3 samples of original content, 1-2 pages in length each (samples can be long and short form text, as well as multimedia examples)

Deadline: July 20

We cannot respond to all inquiries—only candidates for consideration will be contacted. We will not accept reference letters or phone calls. The Laundromat Project is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and others who may contribute to a rich diversity of perspectives and ideas are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.