Position Summary: This position works collaboratively to develop and execute single ticket marketing plans for the CSO, Pops, May Festival and related brands, and to serve as primary copywriter in support of those plans. The ideal candidate has a private sector head and a public sector heart, with an ability combine creative writing skills, a knowledge of classical/orchestral music, and excellent project management skills to drive single ticket sales. The ideal candidate will also be curious with a “test and learn” mindset to connect new and existing audiences to music.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Working closely with the Director of Marketing, develop single ticket marketing and promotional plans for all concert weekends across brand lines, including CSO & Pops, May Festival and related brands.
Working closely with the artistic team, write marketing copy for brochures, ads, emails, social media, etc., with a focus on compelling storytelling.
Place all traditional media buys, manage media/vendor relationships, and traffic ads through the production process.
Work cross-functionally to ensure that marketing plans are fully supported across digital and email platforms.
Manage single ticket marketing budget. Work with the Director of Marketing and Director of Sales, help to forecast sales and measure promotions ROI.
Serve as part of the rotation for “front of house” duty at concerts.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Reporting Relationship: The Marketing Manager reports to the Director of Marketing.
At least 2 years’ experience in marketing, communications or related field with proven track record of results; non-profit or performing arts experience a plus
Excellent copywriting and proofreading skills
Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely way with external and internal constituencies
Strong project management and time management skills
Knowledge of and/or passion for the arts, specifically music
A good eye for strong ad design
Thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment and can process information on the fly
Key characteristics of the ideal candidate include innate curiosity, adaptability, creativity, and a willingness to test and measure results
A Commitment to Inclusion: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to inclusion is fundamental to who we are as an organization. Reflecting our community and the world around at every level – on stage, behind-the-scenes, and in neighborhoods throughout the region — is essential to the Pops present and future and makes us a stronger ensemble and institution. We encourage underrepresented candidates to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and Benefits: This position garners a competitive salary. The CSO offers generous benefits including; medical, dental, long term disability, life insurance, health savings account contribution, 403(b) participation with employer contribution, up to 12 weeks paid maternity leave, flex time and the opportunity to work for an artistically thriving and financially stable nonprofit organization.
About Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops
Comprised of the world’s finest musicians, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra aims to fulfill its mission: to seek and share inspiration. A cornerstone of the Cincinnati arts community, the CSO’s vision is to engage audiences and community better than any other orchestra in the world. The CSO, which also performs and records as the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, presents over 100 concerts and events annually.
As one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the United States, the CSO has achieved international critical acclaim and an operating budget that consistently places it among America’s top 10 orchestras. An Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient the CSO serves as an ambassador for Greater Cincinnati to the world through national and international tours and an extensive Grammy-winning recording catalog, with over 10 million recordings sold worldwide. The success of the CSO is predicated by its values: it is an orchestra determined for greatness and committed to experimentation that serves as Cincinnati’s ambassador to the world and remains devoted to the Cincinnati community.