FT/ Communications Manager
Position Summary: The Communications Manager manages the flow of information between Thanksgiving Point and its various publics, including responsibilities in media relations, publications and advertising. Deals with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload. This position has high public visibility. Coordinates with Public Relations Counsel, Marketing Manager, and Social Media Manager. Reports to the Vice President of Marketing.
Essential Responsibilities: The Communications Manager is responsible for developing and executing a strategic communications plan in support of the overall marketing objectives to build brand understanding and to promote Thanksgiving Point venues, events, classes, and activities in a consistent and professional manner. Responsible for media relations including but not limited to developing, cultivating and managing media relationships, generating media exposure, managing content and supply of press materials, creating news releases, media alerts, etc. and maintaining an accurate database of media contacts. Responsible for monthly publication of Gazette, including but not limited to planning, content generation, writing, general layout, photography and distribution. Responsible for interfacing with stakeholders through meetings, email, and other means to create official descriptions and details of promotions, events, and offerings. Coordinate communications needs of all departments. Other related projects as assigned by the Vice President of Marketing.
Required Education, Skills, and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field or equivalent experience. Five years experience in communication, including public relations, marketing, advertising and media relations. Knowledge of local media and contacts within industry. Proven writing skills. Excellent verbal presentation skills with demonstrable command of the English language. Experience in on-air and on-record interaction with journalists. High level of interpersonal skills. Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints. Strong organizational skills, detail oriented with ability to establish priorities, stay on schedule and meet deadlines. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Must be able to work a flexible schedule: general schedule will be 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday, but regular early morning, late evening and weekend assignments are required.
Shifts: This is a full time position, which includes a benefit package.
Salary: $35 - 40, 000
Salary: $35 - 40, 000