Communications Manager

Job Category: Content Marketing
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Abingdon - VA

Barter Theatre

Job Description:

The Communications Manager at Barter Theatre serves as the lead copywriter and project manager for the Marketing department. The ideal candidate will be an organized, focused self-starter with excellent written and oral communication skills.

Objectives of this role:

  • Provide strong project management for marketing projects and initiatives.
  • Serve as the lead copywriter for the Marketing department and provide writing and editing assistance to other departments.
  • Manage interdepartmental campaigns and initiatives while ensuring cross-communication between all stakeholders.
  • Assist in ensuring a strong, clear, consistent voice for all Barter communications, whether they be internal or external, traditional or digital marketing, or advancement.


  • Copywriting for advertising and print materials.
  • Writing press releases, media invites, and compiling press packets for media outlets and journalists.
  • Maintaining press/media contact databases and coordinating interviews.
  • Maintaining a detailed calendar of marketing events and deadlines within Asana (Task Management Software).
  • Coordinating print materials and paid advertisements.
  • Cross-training on Prospect 2 (Barter’s email automation system) in order to support email campaigns cross-departmentally.
  • Proofreading and copyediting support for other Barter Theatre departments.
  • Updating the company Google Calendar when new meetings, trainings, and info sessions are scheduled for the Marketing Team.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed to maintain on-demand coverage of all company communications.


  • 2-3 years of marketing and/or copywriting experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in both Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite.
  • A desire to learn new systems and work collaboratively.

Salary: Starting salary of $35,000, plus a robust benefits package including health, vision, dental, and a 401(k) with company match.

How to Apply:

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected].

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