Position: Senior Manager Live in HD Press & Marketing

Marketing & Communications
August 2012

Position Summary

Seen in more than 1,900 movie theaters in 60 countries throughout the world, The Met: Live in HD is a groundbreaking initiative developed to deliver live opera performance to opera lovers all over the world.

The Senior Manager for Live in HD Press and Marketing is a newly created position responsible for taking marketing and public relations efforts for Live in HD to the next level. The ideal candidate will be a poised, resourceful, innovative thinker capable of conceiving, developing, and implementing bold new ideas. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, and a passion for the mission of The Met: Live in HD.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with marketing and press teams to plan and implement marketing and press campaigns and activities
  • Develop and oversee strategies to enhance the public image of the Live in HD program
  • Participate in developing press ideas and pitches
  • Act as communications liaison to various HD stakeholders (internal staff, external publicists, partners, etc.) to ensure consistent quality of communication and information sharing
  • Regularly interact and strategize with top levels of management
  • Develop content for website, email, and social media outreach; oversee Live in HD web presence
  • Leverage Met editorial content for HD press and marketing purposes
  • Work with Communications and Marketing Directors to develop concepts and create HD movie-theater trailers
  • Work with marketing team to manage HD collateral materials (posters, postcards, cast sheets, etc.)
  • Develop and manage HD promotion and grassroots outreach initiatives around the country
  • Regularly monitor artist travel schedules to identify international press opportunities
  • Manage marketing budget and marketing and press calendar for all efforts
Along with the HD Distribution Senior Associate, coordinate and develop partner communication and solicit feedback

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least 5 years progressive experience in marketing, promotions, and/or public relations
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with a range of people both in person and by writing/phone
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work well under pressure and on tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Interest in the performing arts; knowledge of opera a plus, but not required
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as an individual
  • Positive attitude, ambition, creativity, and resourcefulness are necessary to succeed in this position
  • Must be able to work on all HD transmission Saturdays
  • Availability to work nights and other weekends as necessary

To Apply:

Please send resume with cover note to:

E-Mail (Preferred): resumes@metopera.org