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Specialist, Communications  


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Communications, the Specialist will be an essential part of the Marketing, Communications, and Sales team. This role is key in developing effective strategies, campaigns, and executions resulting in positive media placement (print, broadcast, and digital) for the Museums robust programming, exhibitions, and other initiatives. You will juggle multiple projects and absorb additional tasks as required. The ideal candidate is a highly organized self-starter, has a demonstrated track record in media placement from listings to in-depth stories, and possesses a strong knowledge of the media landscape.

You Will:

  • Develop and execute innovative and comprehensive publicity campaigns for the Museums education, film, community, and retail public programs.
  • Support the Senior Manager of Communications and Director of Communications with outreach on institutional initiatives, exhibitions, and other areas.
  • Build and sustain strong media contacts with national, regional, and local print, broadcast, and digital outlets.
  • Build and maintain strong communication and relationships with internal departments, including but not limited to Film Programs, Education and Public Engagement, Operations, Curatorial, Advancement, Membership, and Marketing, as well as the Academy, to promote museum programs and initiatives.
  • Coordinate media interest in the museum and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.
  • Prepare and edit press materials, talking points, newsletters, sizzles, and photography.
  • Pitch, book, and cover interviews; coordinate and cover site visits; coordinate photographic and video coverage.
  • Asset organization for copy, images, and video clips.
  • Pursue image clearance approvals through Museums legal teams.
  • Collate and circulate media clips to the team.
  • Be assigned other duties, including support of the Communications team for non-programmatic publicity efforts.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A bachelor's degree required.
  • 2+ years experience in public relations or related field.
  • Museum or entertainment industry experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and must be social media savvy.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Editorial experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.


Other Requirements:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required, including any booster vaccinations as applicable.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)


The expected base hourly wage range for this role is $26.44 to $28.85. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. 




Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Communications Specialist  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 9/23/2022  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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