Vancancy: Press and External Communications Coordinator

Are you totally awesome at talking to people? Are you keen to gain experience in networking and building relationships with press and bloggers? Ever fancied being on the radio? Or perhaps you’ve been on the radio before and you’ve caught the bug. If the answer to at least the first of these questions is ‘yes’, then we’d love to hear from you.

We’re looking for a friendly, outgoing person who can work with us on building relationships with press, and help us engage audiences through our radio show. You don’t need to have any theatre expertise whatsoever;enthusiasm and a desire to get involved with Blackshaw is all that’s required. You can have a listen to our most recent Blackshaw Arts Hour radio shows and you can check out our work on our website. There’s also this blog that explains why working for Blackshaw is just about the best thing ever.

Please note: This role is voluntary, part-time and UNPAID. We’re very flexible and work around company members’ availability.

Let us know if you’re interested by sending a copy of your CV and a covering note saying why you think you’d like to work with us to and we’ll set up an informal meeting with you.

Responsibilities include:
– Attending press and networking events on behalf of Blackshaw, with other team members
– Building relationships with press, bloggers, and other individuals or organisations that we want to engage with
– Writing press releases in conjunction with the Publicity, PR, & Marketing (PPM) manager
– Contacting press, bloggers, producers, and other industry folk, to encourage them to come to see, review, and write about Blackshaw productions
– Working with the Blackshaw Arts Hour producer, and the PPM Manager to implement a clear promotional strategy for the company, across radio and press
– Contributing content ideas for the radio show
– Optional: Acting as a regular co-presenter for the Blackshaw Arts Hour, our weekly radio show (please note: you won’t be required to co-present every show)

What you can get from working with us:
– Attend super fun events and theatrical productions
– Receive mentoring from professionals in the team, to expand your expertise in your field of interest
– Shadow other Blackshaw team members to gain new skills, experience, and expertise in other areas of work
– Write content for blogs, the website, or social media
– Meet lots of lovely theatre people

We look forward to hearing from you!

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