Senior Communications Manager (Programming)

Senior Communications Manager (Programming)

Monday, 26 September 2022, 12.00pm

The Barbican in London is hiring a Senior Communications Manager (Programming).

You’ll report directly to, and deputise for, the Head of Communications, and manage a team of c.10 Communications Managers, Officers and Assistants, with specific responsibilities for Cinema, Music, Theatre and Dance, and Visual Arts. Working with your team, it will be your role to develop and deliver creative audience-focused communications campaigns to showcase everything the Barbican has to offer and support audience development.

The primary focus of the role is on press and media, and you will have direct responsibility for proactive and reactive media handling – driving positive preview, listings and review coverage and expertly spotting potential risks and handling crises. You’ll also work seamlessly with the marketing and digital teams to ensure communications strategies, campaigns and tactics are fully integrated across all channels. And you’ll build strong relationships with key stakeholders including resident and associate companies, producers, record labels, agents, artists, curators and performers, as well as developing a strong understanding of the wider cultural sector’s stakeholder landscape.

The ideal candidate will be confident working with senior media and a wide range of stakeholders. A strategic thinker, you will have demonstrable experience of objective setting and evaluation, and using results to further refine and improve campaign plans. You’ll also be a dynamic and committed team leader, and a confident and diplomatic communicator. A passion for the arts is important, and experience and knowledge of the arts or wider cultural sector would be a clear advantage.

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