Careers & Auditions


Department: Marketing


The San Francisco Symphony, one of America's most forward-looking arts organizations, presents over 220 concerts each year, creates leading edge media initiatives such as Keeping Score on PBS television and its own Grammy-winning record label SFS Media, and serves its community with one of the most extensive education and community programs of any orchestra in the country. Led by its innovative Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, the SFS continues to set the highest possible standard for excellence in orchestral performance and to shape the cultural life of the Bay Area.


The San Francisco Symphony is seeking a Copywriter with a passion for music to join our Creative team. Reporting to the Creative Director and working alongside a team of designers and project managers, the ideal candidate will be independent-minded, research-orientated and keenly adept at transforming verbal and strategic direction into compelling copy tailored to reach a range of target audiences across a variety of channels (print, web, radio, television and out-of-home). We work in a fast-paced environment and are looking for a candidate that can hit the ground running and effortlessly juggle multiple projects with a range of styles and tones.


  • Develop content for SF Symphony marketing collateral across all channels: web, print, TV, radio and direct mail.
  • Working with brand style guides, tailor content for a range of audiences and channels.
  • Develop and maintain editorial calendar and content for all on-going customer-facing e-communications, including weekly newsletters, emails and concert reminders.
  • Utilize internal tools to update program information, source music beds and research topics and angles for content.
  • Collaborate across department in the development of seasonal campaigns.


  • Maintain copywriting style guides and ensure all marketing materials accurately reflect and reinforce the brand positioning.
  • Update content based on revised strategy and program information.
  • Stay up-to-date on current marketing trends and provide counsel on new angles to reach our audience.


  • Regularly attend SFS concerts and events.
  • Assist with staffing events, free concerts, program production, etc. as necessary.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 2+ years agency or in-house experience, with a portfolio of writing samples.
  • Passion and knowledge of music and the performing arts industry.
  • Detail-oriented work style.
  • Top-notch grammar, writing and proofreading skills.
  • A natural ability to multi-task and managing competing deadlines.


To apply, please visit our website at .  Under the About Us tab, go to the Careers and Auditions page and click on “View administrative job listings.”  Search for this job and click on “Apply for this Position” to submit your resume, cover letter, and application.

The San Francisco Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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