Creative Copywriter for Music Programming


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151 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles
United States of America



The LA Phil is hiring two creative copywriters, reporting to the Senior Director of Communications. These individuals will be central to our creative services team, producing sharp prose that represents the world-renowned LA Phil to the public. Including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra season, the LA Phil presents more than 250 concerts a year at three iconic venues: Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and The Ford. In addition, the LA Phil commissions new work, programs a jazz series and creates innovative thematic festivals.


Our creative copywriters must be versatile stylists who are passionate about music, culture, and the arts. They must be equally adept with short-form marketing content (advertisements, brochure copy, social media) and sophisticated communications (fundraising material, speeches, or executive presentations).


Position Elements:

  • Write original marketing copy — for web, print, email, radio, TV, and social media — that will achieve our campaign goals for the orchestra season, as well as concerts presented by LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and The Ford.
  • Contribute ideas to a cross-functional team to discover the concepts and stories that will power the LA Phil’s communication strategy and marketing year to year.
  • Distill large amounts of information into clear, concise, and creative messaging.
  • Revise, repurpose and edit materials as needed for advertising, social, and web.
  • Produce copy that adheres to LA Phil style and reflects our brand voice.
  • Ensure that the LA Phil speaks with authority and accuracy on classical music while also communicating in a manner that engages all our potential audiences.
  • Anticipate communication needs, take initiative on tasks, and spot opportunities to reach new audiences.
  • Stay current with industry trends and apply them strategically.


  • Additional tasks, as needed:
  • Assist in writing program inserts, signage, and handouts.
  • Write or edit documents for fundraising, education programs or other departments.
  • Proofread concert listings, PR materials, institutional materials, bios, program notes, inserts.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years experience writing marketing copy, preferably related to music
  • Excellent creative as well as technical writing ability
  • Solid knowledge of popular music genres
  • Familiar with classical music repertoire and artists
  • Standard technological competence (computer skills)
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Self-starter who is flexible and has a positive attitude
  • Dedication and commitment to engage in and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the staff, vendors, and within interactions with the surrounding community is a must
  • Secondary language fluency is a plus


COVID Workplace Safety Requirements

This position will require you to interact with employees, patrons, vendors and others who may or may not be vaccinated or recently tested. You will be required to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) required by the LA County Department of Public Health protocols and the LA Phil.  You agree to comply at all times with the LA Phil’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan, including testing and vaccination requirements.


The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.

The only way to apply for an LA Phil position online is through this portal. If you receive a link or request to apply outside of this portal, please disregard it and contact The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association embraces and is committed to diversity and inclusion within our staff, musicians, guest artists, audiences, and surrounding communities. The Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and religious grooming), sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the law, the Association also provides reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and employees in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, for pregnant employees who request an accommodation with the advice of their health care providers, for pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; for employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; and for applicants and employees based on their religious beliefs and practices.