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Editorial & Media Relations Coordinator
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The Cleveland Orchestra | Cleveland, OH
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Job Description

As a compelling storyteller with a passion for music, the Editorial and Media Relations Coordinator will help to create compelling narratives about the power of music and inspiring artistry of The Cleveland Orchestra, with a central focus on the Orchestra's mission to present extraordinary musical experiences for the people of Northeast Ohio and the world.

Collaborating with the Orchestra's public relations and sales and marketing teams, this individual will coordinate communications and public relations activities, including traditional external media (radio, television, and print), internally-generated digital media (via social media and the Orchestra's website), and in the pages of The Cleveland Orchestra's program books (Severance Hall, Blossom Music Festival, and tour venues).

Celebrating its 100th year during the 2017-18 season, The Cleveland Orchestra is a point of pride in its hometown. The ensemble is universally-admired for its world-class artistry, its virtuosic musicians, and its acoustically perfect and visually stunning concert homes, Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. The Orchestra's groundbreaking Young Audience initiatives are developing future audiences with a passion for symphonic music in the 21st century, welcoming people of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles to enjoy music presented and performed at the highest levels of excellence anywhere on earth.

The successful candidate will met the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, public relations, English, writing, or related field.

  • Similar previous work experience in a performing arts organization strongly preferred.

  • Exceptional writing and storytelling skills, with a focus on compelling results.

  • Knowledge of classical music preferred.

  • Working knowledge of or proficiency in German, French, Italian, and/or Spanish preferred.

  • Ability to think strategically and proactively offer solutions.

  • Strong editing and proofreading skills.

  • Substantial coordinating, organizational, prioritization skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to achieve deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications.

  • Ability to work well with a variety of people, calmly, efficiently and independently in a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative environment while managing multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Ability to handle confidential and/or sensitive situations with diplomacy and tact.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software programs, especially the Microsoft Office Suite, and social media platforms (especially Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube); experience with Adobe Create Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) would be an asset.

  • Photography and digital photography software skills preferred.

  • Some local or regional travel may be required.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and some holidays.


Concert program pitch - compose a pitch to media and suggest media targets for the September 28, 29, and 30 program and concerts.
Education program pitch - craft a pitch to media and suggest media targets for our 2017-18 PNC Musical Rainbow series.
Press release sample - draft a press release announcing our 2017-2018 Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra season.

We offer a competitive salary in addition to the opportunity to work with a world-renowned orchestra. Interested applicants submit résumé, cover letter, and writing samples (in PDF) to:

Human Resources


Cleveland, Ohio 44106

(see below)

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location