Director of Communications

New Orleans, LA Full-time

This position works under the direction of the Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer to effectively develop, lead, and execute a comprehensive communications strategy that advances the Museum’s visibility and brand reputation, drives visitation and donor support, increases the national and local reach of its programs and resources, and helps establish the institution as the most accessible source for trusted knowledge on the American experience in World War II.  Major areas of responsibility will include editorial leadership and copywriting, print publications and digital communications, public relations and media strategy, and social media management.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and verbal communications skills with keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Minimum of five years of experience and demonstrated success in work environments with communications, public relations, publications, and/or social media responsibilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, marketing or other discipline that provides a foundation for superior writing, research, and strategic communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to create high-quality communications for various audiences.
  • Proactive work style with ability to manage multiple projects, consistently meet deadlines, and adapt to quickly changing environments.
  • Good judgement, discretion, and ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with multiple constituencies including media, staff across the Museum, and consultants.
  • Superior organizational and project management skills.
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends as needed to meet deadlines and support Museum events.

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