Manager of Communications

(Full-time)
Responsibilities: 

The Morgan Library & Museum invites applications for the position of Manager of Communications. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, this position manages and implements the Morgan’s media cultivation process, facilitates media partnerships, maintains the media database, and shapes media planning and placements efforts in order to build awareness of and generate excitement about the Morgan’s exhibitions, education programs, and institutional activities.

Interacting closely with the Morgan’s various departments, the Manager of Communications writes press releases, media alerts, and other communications content, while developing promotional strategies for a wide variety of Morgan initiatives. He/she prepares and oversees the compilation and distribution of press materials and maintains the Morgan’s online media center and media database. This position cultivates and maintains key relationships with the arts media and also organizes press previews for the Morgan's seasonal exhibitions, as well as an annual media preview.

The position also maintains regular interaction with the Senior Manager of Digital Media to keep information on the Morgan's website up-to-date and fresh, including the Morgan Blog. The position will develop a compelling editorial strategy in partnership with curatorial and other departments that dovetails with other digital storytelling efforts.

Qualifications: 
  • Five to seven years of media relations work, preferably at a major cultural institution, comparable non-profit environment, or agency

  • Positive working relationships with members of the media
  • A working understanding of media planning and placement

  • Demonstrable experience in shaping editorial strategies for digital platforms

  • Adept at working in Microsoft Office, Photoshop and, Mailchimp or a comparable email marketing platform
  • Familiarity with Meltwater, or a comparable media tracking platform
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously with attention to detail

  • Ability to function with diplomacy and tact with colleagues from many different departments
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required
  • Bachelor's degree in a humanities field
Compensation: 

$60,000 to $65,000; Excellent Benefits

To apply: 

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Human Resources at: commjob@themorgan.org

Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs.

Important to note:

Vaccination Requirement

The Morgan Library & Museum complies with New York City Executive Order 225 and requires that all employees be fully vaccinated and have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with applicable laws.

EEO Statement

The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws. The Morgan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.