Communications Manager

The English Concert team

Description

The Communications Manager and Projects Coordinator post is a new role that will make a crucial contribution to our work as we enter a significant expansion phase and embark on a very ambitious digital project. We hope it will be an excellent opportunity for you in your career.
The Communications Manager and Projects Coordinator will work with the Chief Executive to craft compelling and creative marketing campaigns that bring our audience and musicians together. The successful candidate will increase the reach and engagement of our live performances and digital work. They will also need to coordinate the production and delivery of our digital assets across a range of social and online platforms, help with the coordination of recording projects, and support the orchestra manager with any other necessary performance project needs.
MARKETING CAMPAIGNS
  • Research, deliver and evaluate concert marketing campaigns, collaborating with the broader team. This will include planning and briefing advertising, researching partnership opportunities, writing copy, and creating email and mailing campaigns.
  • Produce engaging marketing communications, including blog posts, leaflets, advertisements, email campaigns, artist interviews and trailers.
DIGITAL
  • Write and publish posts on TEC's social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube), respond to comments, and monitor engagement.
  • Keep up to date on social media trends and ensure that TEC embraces all available platforms and uses them to the best of their ability. Keep records of and evaluate the impact of social activity to inform future decision-making
  • Send regular newsletters - seasonal news and updates in between
  • Produce digital content and assets, including promotional films and trailers, interactive social media content and branded slides, using Canva, Adobe Creative Suite and Davinci Resolve. Training can be provided, but the role requires a digitally savvy candidate and experience is preferred.
  • Manage the TEC website (WordPress) keeping it up to date with info, images, press quotes, audio and video content - concerts, news, about, mailing list sign-up, credits/logos, etc
  • Monitor use of / maximise Search Engine Optimisation SEO
  • Manage digital advertising campaigns (Facebook, Google Ads, and any others deemed important as platforms evolve)
  • Collate and circulate digital assets for promoters and venues.
PARTNERS
  • Liaise with promoter marketing staff, monitoring and supporting their campaigns, taking into consideration their press launch and on-sale dates
  • Share TEC/concert materials - details (music, performers), photographs, video content
  • Share TEC/concert programme information - concert info, notes, biogs, orchestra biog, credits, etc
AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
  • Look at ways of growing audience database liaising with venues as data share agreements allow.
PRESS AGENCY
  • Liaise with TEC's PR agency to discuss season strategy, agree on objectives and media plan
  • Be the conduit for providing them with up-to-date information and ensure they are kept abreast of activity in a timely manner
  • Agree on a programme of press and media activity
  • Share information, photographs, and video content and any other relevant material to support the agency's work
  • Collate cuttings sent from the agency
  • Extract /share best quotes with TEC team for use in fundraising, for use in newsletters, website, etc
PROJECTS
  • Support Chief Executive with contractual and scheduling arrangements.
  • Coordinate production needs in collaboration with the orchestra manager, ensuring touring arrangements are in place and all personnel and partners are briefed and informed of changes.
  • Ensure the work schedule is always up to date with the latest information.

Requirements

We are looking for a talented candidate with a creative disposition to help us bring audiences, both live and online, and our musicians together, manage our communications, particularly in the digital sphere, and assist in the delivery our increasing activity both in the UK and internationally. We have already doubled the number of live performances from pre-pandemic and just embarked on our new landmark digital project, Handel for All. As part of a small and close-knit team, you will be fully embedded in the organisation's operations and work closely with the Chief Executive and Orchestra Manager, as well as our various partners in the UK and internationally.
If you are very well organised with keen attention to detail, have a passion for music, possess excellent communication skills and an ability to work effectively with a range of people, managing manage multiple projects at once, we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

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The English Concert

The English Concert is one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras specialising in historically informed performance. Created by Trevor Pinnock in 1973, the orchestra appointed Harry Bicket as its Artistic Director in 2007. The English Concert has a wide touring brief and the 2014-15 season will, as usual, see them appear across the UK, Europe and beyond. Recent highlights include European and US tours with Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Sara Mingardo, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Iestyn Davies, David Daniels and Andreas Scholl as well as the orchestra’s first tour to mainland China. Following the success of our 2013 Radamisto tour, Carnegie Hall commissioned one Handel opera per season from The English Concert. Theodora and Alcina followed in 2014, with performances across the United States as well as at the Theater an der Wien, Théâtre des Champs Elysées and the Barbican amongst others. Tours of Hercules and Orlando are scheduled for 2015 and 2016, along with performances in Mexico and a return to China. The English Concert’s discography includes more than 100 recordings with Trevor Pinnock for Deutsche Grammophon Archiv, and a further series for Harmonia Mundi with violinist Andrew Manze. The orchestra's recent critically acclaimed recordings under Harry Bicket document our work with singers such as Lucy Crowe, Danielle de Niese, Alice Coote, Ian Bostridge and Sarah Connolly, while our ongoing collaboration with Alison Balsom has so far resulted in a recording for EMI Classics and 16 performances at Shakespeare's Globe, with concerts scheduled in the UK and Spain later this year. The English Concert works with several distinguished guest directors, including Rachel Podger, forte pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout (who is also our Principal Guest Director) and harpsichordist Laurence Cummings.

Job Details

Posted on Nov 10

London, UK

Full time

Mid

£32K