Director of Digital Media
American Composers Forum (ACF) supports and advocates for individuals and groups creating music today by demonstrating the vitality and relevance of their art. We connect artists with collaborators, organizations, audiences, and resources. Through storytelling, publications, recordings, hosted gatherings, and industry leadership, we activate equitable opportunities for artists. We provide direct funding and mentorship to a broad and diverse field of music creators, highlighting those who have been historically excluded from participation.
Founded in 1973 by composers Libby Larsen and Stephen Paulus as the Minnesota Composers Forum, the organization continues to invest in its Minnesota home while connecting artists and advocates across the United States, its territories, and beyond. ACF frames our work with a focus on racial equity and includes within that scope, but not limited to, diverse gender identities, musical approaches and perspectives, religions, ages, (dis)abilities, cultures, backgrounds, sexual orientations, and broad definitions of “American.” Visit www.composersforum.org for more information.
Read the full job description on our website: https://composersforum.org/about/job-opening/
The Director of Digital Media plays a significant role in leading ACF’s digital strategy in the following areas: overseeing all ACF digital platforms (websites, social media, emails) to ensure engaging content and messaging; developing relationships with media influencers; curating ACF’s digital media resources for artists; and guiding branding alignment. Reporting to the Executive Director, this senior position works closely with ACF’s record label, innova Recordings, and oversees the editorially-independent multimedia hub I CARE IF YOU LISTEN as well as social media and web support.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Direct strategy for ACF digital media platforms, optimizing engagement and support
- Build relationships with digital media producers and influencers and maintain knowledge of evolving digital marketplace for music content creation, promotion, sales, and engagement
- Curate resources and activities, including a quarterly newsletter, to support artists in content creation and promotion in the digital marketplace; serve as a liaison/advisor to artists, staff, and other constituents
- Contribute to ACF’s brand strategy, working with ACF’s Executive Director, board members, and external consultants; ensure brand alignment in digital mediums
- Oversee social media strategy, striving to cultivate a digital community of artists and their collaborators and supporters
- Contextualize and coordinate with ACF staff the schedule and diversity of storytelling and amplification of artists (articles, events, partnerships)
- Help guide ACF media strategy to align with current events and issues, particularly as they intersect with racial and social justice
Salary and Benefits
The salary for this full-time, exempt position is $85-95,000/year (depending on experience) plus a competitive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, FSA, flexible vacation time, 403(b) retirement matching plan and pre-tax transportation program. We value the artistic and other life activities of our staff, who currently live in three time zones, and welcome flexible remote and work hours. ACF will remain a permanently hybrid working environment.
An ideal candidate is enthusiastic about ACF’s mission and supporting music creators. They are committed to racial equity and share the organization’s values of leadership, anti-racism, courage, support, and curiosity. The successful candidate must be highly organized, proactive, and able to reprioritize when needed. They have led digital marketing initiatives and are skilled at shaping and implementing strategy. Demonstrated experience with, and curiosity in, evolving digital technologies and marketplace a must. Ability to coordinate multiple parties and a strong eye for design are important in this position. Experience with customer management systems is strongly preferred (experience with Salesforce is a plus). Knowledge of WordPress, Buffer, email marketing platforms (e.g. MailChimp), HTML, and Google Analytics (or other marketing/analytic tools) strongly encouraged.
The ability to work with a diverse group of individuals – whether artists, board members, or supporters – is essential.
A national organization, we value the opportunity to be based in Minnesota while cultivating a staff and community that lives around the country. We invite applicants outside the area to only apply if they are willing to travel 4-5 times a year for full staff/board activities in St. Paul, Minnesota and other parts of the U.S. where programs may be taking place.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in this role at ACF on SmartRecruiters.com. We recommend uploading your cover letter as a PDF but it can be submitted as an email on this portal.
Please only contact ACF if you have difficulty with submitting your information.
Position is open until filled. Applications received before January 17, 2023 will be reviewed first. Three references will be requested from those invited to interview.