Communication Strategist

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

Washington, D.C.

Work Location: In-office

Nonprofit Service Organization

  • Full Time
  • Washington, D.C. (Remote)
  • Sun, Jun 30, 2024
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Nonprofit Service Organization
  • $76,000.00
  • $83,000.00

Website "The President's Own" United States Marine Band

Job Description

The Communication Strategist will be an integral part of a team of six Marines who are responsible
for protecting and promoting the brand of “The President’s Own” while building and maintaining
mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external audiences and advising the band’s
leadership of public relations trends, issues, and opportunities. The position includes annual travel
during the spring for approximately two weeks to advance the Marine Band’s National Concert Tour.
The ideal candidate will have strong writing and verbal communication skills and be fluent in the
fundamentals of public relations and digital marketing. In this team-based position, the
Communication Strategist will frequently collaborate with the Marine Band Recording Lab and
Library on production and research projects. Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends
as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Writing, editing/proofreading and publishing feature articles, marketing content, biographies,
press releases, ads and copy for the organization’s digital properties
 Social media planning, content creation, scheduling and engagement
 Email marketing utilizing Constant Contact
 Media relations, including outreach and earned media coverage at national and local levels
 Event photography, photo editing and asset management
 Website management using the Marine Corps content management system
 Management of the organization’s participation and presence at conventions
 Interaction with concert patrons, both in person and online via livestreams
 Event management to include guest invitations/RSVPs, ticket distribution, publicity, etc.
 Meeting with performance venue representatives to ensure effective promotion, ticketing and
logistical matters for tour concerts
 Manage vendor/contractor relationships as needed
 Manage paid advertising as needed
 Assist in educational outreach as needed
 Support in other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, related field
 Three years public relations or marketing experience
 Knowledge of AP Style
 Photography skills a plus (even if not professionally trained)
 An appreciation and basic understanding of music and/or the Marine Corps is a plus in order
to write and market effectively

Ideal software experience includes

 Adobe Creative Suite (Lightroom, Photoshop, Express)
 Cision or Meltwater or other media monitoring software

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