Monday, March 15, 2010

Publications Associate

TITLE: Publications Associate
REPORTS TO: Director of Communications
SCOPE: Full-time, year-round, in Aspen, Colorado

Educational/Professional Requirements:
Three or more years’ work experience. Work on publications, preferably in the arts, writing and/or editing and/or production; great attention to detail in proofreading and production; familiarity with word processing and layout computer programs; ability to meet multiple deadlines with grace; knowledge of and enjoyment of classical music preferable; excellent interpersonal skills; a marketing and “arts advocate” sensibility, strong team spirit, cheerful and positive attitude.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Publications Associate oversees all of the Festival’s printed marketing pieces, including the Season Preview and Calendar, the School Catalog, the Festival Focus summer newspaper insert, and many smaller schedules, postcards, flyers, brochures, posters, and reports. The PA works with the Director on copywriting and then works directly with the graphic designer, printer, and mail house to produce and distribute each piece. Production includes finding photos, artwork, and graphics, copywriting, working with designer on layout, circulating drafts to all departments, integrating changes, and overseeing final proofs, printing, and mailing.

This employee works integrally with a strong, 5-person marketing and public relations team. Every member of the department works with the others on integrated promotional efforts. Together the department’s goal is to enhance the international reputation of the institution, communicate beautifully with patrons at all levels, and ensure the success of each event presented.

Other Duties:
Other duties include assisting with courting and servicing a limited number of corporate sponsorships and spearheading research efforts such as surveying audiences.

References, writing samples, and proofreading test will be required.

To apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Laura Smith, Director of Communications, Aspen Music Festival and School, 2 Music School Road, Aspen, CO 81611, or email No phone calls please.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Morning Call Writing Opportunity

The Allentown Morning Call has a great opportunity for college students interested in writing and we're hoping you can help spread the word to students who possess strong writing skills.

Every Friday we publish iThink, an opinion column written by area teens and college students. Students can write on almost anything of interest, from rising college costs and job outlooks to presidential elections and cell phone bans. The columns are typically 550 to 600 words. We usually need them a week before publication.

If students are interested, we put their name on a group e-mail list and send out notices seeking submissions. Students can suggest their own ideas, but we make suggestions as well.

Our column provides a great opportunity for students who want to supplement their work on student newspapers and obtain clips from a newspaper.
If you know of any students, please send them our way. We have attached an e-mail that you can send to students.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Orenstein via e-mail at or via telephone at 610-820-6133.

Thanks for your help.