Position: Communications and Social Media Manager

Reports to: Leadership

Classification: 5 hours-10 hours /week

Compensation: $25/hour

About The Organization:

Danger Boat Productions LLC dreams and engineers creative, entertaining, and engaging shows like The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2). The organization specializes in events and productions that get people laughing and thinking about big ideas and issues. Founded in 2011, the company has produced more than 400 live events across the country.

Position Overview:

Danger Boat Productions seeks a self-starting individual to direct and manage its public communications. The Communications and Social Media Manager will devise a guiding strategy for the company’s communications with the goal of raising the theater’s profile, getting more people to attend shows, and more clients to hire the company for gigs. This individual will work with the cast to create content for dissemination on various platforms. This individual will create, execute and manage all of T2P2’s email newsletters and social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They will also send press releases to local media about special events and ensure all T2P2 gigs are posted on local event calendars.

Essential Functions

1. Communication Strategy and Management (60%)

This individual will devise and execute a communications and social media plan.

  • Develop a communications strategy, then drive that strategy

    • Identify potential audiences and curate contacts

  • Manage social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

  • Engage with new and existing audiences

  • Live tweet certain events

  • Alert press of certain events via press releases or other means, particularly for shows with a particular journalistic hook

    • Pitch live media such as radio and television on having members of T2P2 on the air as a lead-up to a season or upcoming special event

  • Ensure T2P2 events are posted on event calendars

  • Coordinate cast/crew to distribute posters/postcards at local coffee shops and other locations in the lead-up to each season or special gigs

2. Content Creation (40%)

This individual will create original content that will drive interest and engagement with our live events.

  • Create promotional images that can be used on social media and in emails to promote shows

  • Draft and send out email newsletters that alert fans of upcoming shows

  • Generate photos and videos that alert people to shows and spotlight cast members

  • Capture (or recruit cast to capture) live videos and photos from shows and then distribute those to create a sense of FOMO

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Self-starter, able to get things done without constant oversight

  • Demonstrated ability to create a communication strategy and implement it

  • Ability to create promotional imagery that works in emails, on social media, and potentially beyond

  • Ability to represent the organization professionally to diverse audiences

  • Owns a computer and relevant software (Microsoft Office Suite, photo editing such as Photoshop.)

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Desired

  • 1 years of relevant communications experience

  • Ability to work from home or telecommute

  • Access to reliable transportation

  • Familiar with effective social media outreach and strategy

Why should I apply?

Be part of an organization wants to engage with audience in fun and new ways. The work we’re doing is unique and we’re open to new ideas or methods to reach our audiences. We believe in using laughter as a tool to better serve our communities.

TO APPLY:

Email a cover letter and resume to Tane@t2p2.net by Friday February 15. If selected for an interview, be prepared to send us past written and pictorial samples. Afterwards, we will schedule a 1 hour in person interview at the convenience of the applicant.

Danger Boat Productions has a commitment to building a more culturally diverse and equitable environment. We believe having a diverse cast and crew strengthens our work and ultimately benefits the audiences we serve. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and women. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the improv and nonprofit fields are strongly encouraged to apply.