Japan Society is looking for a leader
who can strategize, lead, and execute its marketing, advertising,
media and public relations initiatives. Reporting directly to the
President & CEO, the Marketing & Communications Executive
will successfully lead the development of the organization’s brand
and marketing strategy, lead cross-functional teams, develop
efficient processes, and drive audience and business growth in
accordance with the Society’s goals.
Japan Society has connected Japanese
arts, culture, business, and society with audiences in New York and
around the world for more than 100 years. Its well-established
cultural programs and events range from renowned film series to
celebrated performers and speakers who grace its landmark venue,
designed by architect Junzo Yoshimura. Now, with the leadership of
President & CEO Joshua Walker and the board of directors, Japan
Society is building from that foundation, expanding audiences and
partnerships to advance its mission to forge stronger ties between
Japan and the U.S. Key to that expansion is a dynamic Marketing and
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Define and execute Japan Society’s marketing and brand strategy
across PR, advertising, print and digital content, and events in
the New York, national, and global spheres.
Oversee external communications and promote clear internal
communications on all marketing and messaging for Japan Society’s
programs, campaigns, and strategic partnerships.
Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of marketing and
communications strategies and expenditures, including analytics and
lessons learned, to all relevant stakeholders.
Leverage the power of storytelling to expand audience
In coordination with the Chief Program Officer, proactively
craft a compelling narrative around public programming to reach new
and diverse audiences.
Develop and lead an experienced Marketing & Communications
Work with Executive Office on promotion and communication
around special projects and initiatives.
Prepare, manage, and maintain the departmental budget,
including through the strategic planning process.
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work
10-15+ years’ experience in marketing/communications, ideally
for a cultural institution, policy think tank or academic
institution. Fields could include content and email marketing,
digital and social media, SEO and SEM, and market and visitor
Demonstrated ability to develop strategies around audience
engagement and growth.
Demonstrated success in storytelling and messaging for
different audiences, including press, donors, and the general
Proven track record of driving projects from conception to
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to direct
multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to
work across teams and functions.
Expert written and verbal communication skills, with the
ability to communicate with different audiences.
Demonstrated interest in Japanese culture.
Experience with Blackbaud platforms, email marketing software,
and ticketing systems preferred.
Japanese language skills are preferred.
Candidates are invited to email a
resume and cover letter to