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Public Relations and External Communications Assistant


The Assistant is responsible for supporting the Public Relations and External Communications department as the department manages campaigns, external outreach and messaging for the organization. The Assistant will handle administrative duties including media tracking and reports, formatting press clippings, research, event staffing. The Assistant will also be in charge of select PR campaigns to support Jazz at Lincoln Center performance, education and advocacy initiatives.


  • On site staffing and coordination at press events including photo and video shoots, concerts, gala, education programs and jazz conference.

  • Monitor press coverage and manage status reports.

  • Compile and format press clippings.

  • Research artists, music, historical significance for PR and social media campaigns.

  • Research media contacts and influencers in music, arts, lifestyle and culture fields. 

  • Proofing, formatting press releases; drafting select press releases and additional press materials.

  • Participate in creative brainstorming sessions.

  • Monitor various JALC social media accounts for comments and feedback.

  • Support for social media content.

  • Draft, edit, and manage compilation of Weekly News Digest.

  • Proof all drafted material from the department.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of one year of professional work experience in an administrative capacity.

  • Superior copywriting and editing skills.

  • Proven ability to multi-task and work under strict deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Ability to take initiative, be proactive, and develop innovative ideas.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Superior analytical skills and excellent attention to detail. 

  • Ability to function as a team player, work in a deadline-oriented and fast-paced environment.

  • Strong computer literacy including working knowledge of Tessitura, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Availability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required.

  • Knowledge and passion for jazz and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to careers@jazz.org.  Please include Public Relations and External Communications Assistant in the subject line. Jazz at Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.





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