Director of Communications

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Position Title: Director of Communications
Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full-time; non-exempt

Position Summary:  The Director of Communications develops and implements internal and external communications and outreach strategies that promote a positive brand identity for the orchestra.

The director is a spokesperson for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO). The director manages media requests, maintains media contacts, actively seeks media coverage for all KSO activities, and manages press. The director works closely with our public relations and creative agency, Moxley Carmichael.

The director works with staff to ensure consistent understanding and delivery of KSO messaging, drafts and manages internal communications, interacts with senior management and board and maintains contact with all departments.

The director maintains the KSO web site, manages all social media accounts, supervises publication of collateral and external communication and fulfills an advocacy role as needed to elected local, state and federal officials.

The director maintains awareness of communications best practices, draws inspiration from similar organizations and proposes creative solutions to ensure that the KSO continues to be presented as a current, innovative and community-forward organization and advocate for the arts.

To apply: send resume and cover letter to KSO Executive Director Rachel Ford at

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