the Senior Media Relations Manager position
Art Basel
Basel, CH
3d ago

Your responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the media campaigns for Art Basel's special initiatives, including the OVRs (Online Viewing Rooms), The Art Basel Podcast and AMR (Art Market Review)
  • Lead on the Communications for Art Basel Live, Art Basel's digital initiative amplifying its physical shows to a global audience
  • Support the Global Head of Content and Communications in delivering Art Basel's global communications strategy
  • Collaborate with Art Basel's PR agencies on a daily basis
  • Help manage Media Relations Assistant
  • Work closely with other departments to coordinate PR activity and gather content for individual projects and initiatives
  • Draft press releases and oversee distribution strategy
  • Support Global Head of Content and Communications with crisis communications as needed, including drafting of reactive statements and Q&A's
  • Nurture existing relationships with key international journalists and work to proactively place stories about Art Basel's projects in the media
  • Your profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Arts Management, Art History or similar desirable
  • 5+ years of working experience in the arts or cultural sector, ideally within Communications / PR
  • Strong interest in the arts and media
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong administrative and office management skills
  • Willingness to work overtime or weekends in the run up to a fairs
  • Ability to work flexibly and manage a large number of varying projects simultaneously
  • Friendly and open personality with good people skills
  • Native proficiency in English, German skills are an asset (both written and spoken)
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