MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

The Westport Library is offering an exciting opportunity for a Marketing and Communications professional with a proven understanding of and success in the development and implementation of marketing and communications strategies and best practices, to join one of America’s few Five Star Libraries. We offer employees a collaborative, creative, and entrepreneurial environment that values great patron service, initiative, flexibility, and a positive approach.

The Westport Library is based in downtown Westport, CT which offers a seaside climate with breathtaking natural assets, sophisticated modern living, and proximity to New York City and easy access to the entire Northeast via train, keeping you close to everything.

The Westport Library has recently undergone a $21 million renovation which includes three flexible levels for patrons to use to create, explore and study. We also offer state- of- the-art Media and Post-Production Studios and a beautiful cafe. Our staff, from those newly hired to those who have been with us for years, is committed to creating an even better library. We are excited about what your next great idea might be.

The Marketing and Communications Director will develop, implement, and evaluate the success of a strategic marketing and communications plan designed to increase the Library’s brand identity, broaden awareness of our programs and services, support fundraising initiatives and drive meaningful community engagement.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Leading the development of marketing and communications campaigns, overseeing implementation, and tracking and reporting on all results.
  • Identifying latest trends and recommending improved and innovative marketing and communication approaches.
  • Establishing and implementing a plan to increase the consistency, reach and impact of all messaging.
  • Overseeing the Library’s reputation management across platforms including social media, press and other digital platforms.
  • Ensuring Library information is up to date and well represented across social media platforms.
  • Monitoring and ensuring the website is being used as an effective marketing tool and ensuring its ongoing usability, relevance, and accuracy.

The selected candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university plus seven or more years’ experience as a Marketing and Communications professional which includes public and media relations experience or equivalent. Management experience is highly desired. Additional requirements include proven success in developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies and best practices that achieve targeted results; experience in developing marketing collateral and in managing and creating website content; experience in all aspects of event communications and experience with e-marketing, social media best practices and emerging trends and web analytics and best practices.

Photography and videography skills are required as is a willingness and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends. Success requires being highly organized with excellent project management, interpersonal and collaboration skills and consistently delivering quality results.

Relocation will be considered for the selected candidate.

TO APPLY: Submit application materials to jobs@westportlibrary.org and include title of the position in the subject line.

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