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Communications Manager
Communications Manager
Hauser & Wirth
Post Date: 10 Jan 2022

JOB OVERVIEW

We believe diversity of thought and experience creates the most brilliant communities to serve our organization, and that is why Hauser & Wirth is an equal opportunities employer and a believer in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access.

Hauser & Wirth is one of the leading international galleries for contemporary art with locations in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Southampton, Menorca, Monaco, Somerset, St. Moritz and Zurich. We are looking for an experienced full-time Communications Manager to join the team in New York.

This Communications Manager role requires a meticulous and organized approach, exemplary writing, proofreading and copyediting skills, and a keen eye for detail. A strong interest and experience in arts PR is essential. The role involves project coordination on campaigns with guidance from the communications team in New York; preparation of press materials for US based art fairs and exhibitions (primarily 22nd Street, 69th Street, and Southampton) to deliver PR campaigns; and handling inbound requests.

Main tasks include, but are not limited to, the following responsibilities:

PR
• Respond to incoming press enquiries for images from Hauser & Wirth’s represented artists and estates
• Draft communications strategies in conjunction with senior team
• Draft, design and format press releases
• Deliver exhibition PR campaigns for art fairs and exhibitions, in consultation with senior team members
• Prepare press images, captions and information for the external PR consultant
• Outreach on press campaigns as needed
• Organize press events in collaboration with existing Communications Manager

General
• Assist and support campaign work
• Build out network of press contacts
• Collation of images and checking copyright clearance of images with the artist liaisons where required
• Proofreading and copy-editing texts
• Liaison on distribution of press materials
• Oversee creation of ‘end of show’ packs

Press archive and reporting
• Monitor press coverage and request corrections where appropriate
• Source and log press coverage
• Maintain the US press contacts database with the wider team
• Mentor the Communications Assistant
• Manage print subscriptions in conjunction with Communication Assistant

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:
• Minimum 3 years of art industry experience preferably in Communications
• Experience in a commercial art gallery or arts institution’s press office or arts focused PR agency
• Educated to degree level (BA required) and knowledge of contemporary and modern art history
• Excellent written skills and knowledge of editorial processes and PR campaigns
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Meticulous eye for detail and exemplary organizational skills
• Experienced in Adobe CS5, particularly Photoshop and InDesign (essential)
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Mac OSX
•Excellent English language skills are a must, additional languages are desirable

JOB DETAILS

Location
New York, USA

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