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Communications Associate
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Beverly Hills, CA

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (“The Wallis”) seeks a full-time Communications Associate responsible for coordinating and facilitating the institutional and programmatic communications and public relations strategies for The Wallis. The Communications Associate is a key communications team member who will work closely with both marketing and public relations. This role is responsible for organizing press/media events and activities, maintaining online press, helping create and maintain a media and press library, setting media interviews, coordinating press release distribution and press clip collections, helping build an internal press database, helping manage social media messaging, assisting in pitching editorial opportunities to media outlets, creating press kits, contributing to media plans and strategies and drafting press releases and other media communications. The position reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications and closely collaborates with external public relations consultants.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree; excellent writing and proofing skills; L.A. based-experience as a publicist or in a similar role, preferably at a non-profit, theater or performing arts center; a list of established local media contacts and relationships; good storytelling skills; and knowledge of Microsoft Office software and other database programs. Must be a self-starter and able to handle multiple tasks concurrently with tight deadlines. A passion for and knowledge of the performing arts is ideal.

Salary is competitive with benefits including health, dental and 401(k). Start date is immediate. The Wallis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to

About The Wallis

The mission of The Wallis is to be a vital cultural hub that uses unique arts events and education programming to entertain, enlighten and inspire children and adults in Los Angeles and across the nation. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, The Wallis brings audiences award-winning, world-class theater, dance and music, performed by many of the world's most talented and sought-after artists. Nominated for 16 Ovation Awards and 4 LA Drama Critic Circle Awards since opening in 2013, The Wallis offers original and revered works from across the US and around the globe. Housed in a breathtaking 70,000-square-foot venue designed by Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA of Studio Pali Fekete architects, The Wallis features the restored, original 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) that serves as the theater's lobby, the 150-seat Lovelace Studio Theater, GRoW at The Wallis: A Space for Arts Education and the contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Bram Goldsmith Theater. Together, these structures embrace the city's history and its future. More information at


Deadline: 10-05-2015

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