**Please submit a cover letter for consideration**
The Public Relations Specialist(Senior Press Representative, Classical) is primarily responsible for managing the strategic communications and public relations efforts for Washington National Opera. Additionally, this position will contribute to the execution of public relations strategy supporting the WNO’s pre-professional and education programs, the Cafritz Young Artists and the WNO Opera Institute; National Symphony Orchestra, the Renée Fleming VOICES series, Sound Health, and other vocal and/or classical presentations. The Senior Press Representative will be a key partner to the Classical constituent organizations of the Kennedy Center, delivering high-impact international, national, and local earned media coverage to elevate the profile of the respective organizations and projects.
With an ever-shifting media landscape and a limited number of press exclusively covering classical music, this role will also pursue non-traditional media coverage and digital-first storytelling opportunities.
At minimum of 5 years of public relations experience, including responsibility for high-level strategic communications and messaging
Long and short-term PR planning ranging from national to grassroots efforts
Strong media contacts in both the arts and non-arts; social media/digital-first experience a plus
An appreciation and understanding of opera and/or symphonic music and its inner workings is ideal
A solution-oriented, creative, and independent spirit and collaborative nature
To apply, please use this link: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=THEKENNC&cws=42&rid=1496
About John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Originally established in 1958 as the National Cultural Center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was designated as a living memorial to President Kennedy in 1964. On September 8, 1971, the Kennedy Center officially opened its doors. Today, nearly half a century later, the Kennedy Center shines as a national treasure. It strives to be a catalyst for the arts here in D.C., throughout the nation, and around the world through powerful arts education and world-class artistic performances, to fulfill its obligation as a living memorial to President Kennedy.