Public Relations Manager

The Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a creative, highly talented Public Relations Manager to join our Marketing and Communications team. Under the direction of the Director of Communications, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing and enhancing the outstanding and effective public relations program currently in place at the museum including: creating and executing PR strategies that raise the profile of the museum in measurable ways and that support marketing goals, targeting local, regional, national and international media; promoting all exhibitions, programs and events through feature story development and placement in print media, radio, television and the Web; cultivating media relationships and maintaining a media contact database–locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally; writing press releases, speaking points, web content and media pitches; responding to media requests and coordinating interviews; as well as developing a robust editorial calendar and crafting creative content for the museum’s social media platforms. This position has one direct report and oversees departmental interns.
A BA/BS in liberal arts, communications, art history, journalism or other areas requiring significant development of verbal and oral skills is required. Graduate degree in fine arts, museum studies or communications highly desirable. A strategic thinker with the ability to connect PR programs with marketing and institutional objectives. Can work with ease in multiple subject areas; produce communication materials for diverse media. Knowledge of crisis communication practices. Three to five years in the fields of public relations, marketing or journalism. Knowledge of how media entities operate and function, including recent and emerging trends in new media. Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, email-blast software, database management and Photoshop.
How To Apply:
Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters by email to, or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply
Apply by:
March 01, 2016