Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is seeking a Communications Coordinator.
The Communications Coordinator at the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) supports the public relations and communications areas of the Bureaus needs in maintaining positive media coverage for the Pocono Mountains as a must-see destination. The Coordinator helps execute a pro-active public relations program that complements the PMVBs marketing goals and strongly positions our brand. In addition, the Coordinator will assist in providing synergy between the leisure and sales side, i.e. meetings, reunions, events. The Coordinator is responsible for tracking and reporting all media outreach, requests and results, managing media databases and coordinating press and promotional materials. Critical to this role is building and sustaining excellent relationships with tourism industry partners, as well as regional media partners.
Knowledge Required: A bachelors degree in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing, or related field from a four-year college or university is preferred. Work experience is also considered. Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Associated Press style guides, grammar, punctuation and spelling, as well as new-media writing is required. Cision and Adobe software including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator a plus.
Experience Required: At least one year of experience in a public relations or communications role and/or equivalent internship. Experience in the tourism and/or hospitality industry a plus. Willingness and ability to travel, tri-state region and provide own transportation. Exceptional writing and editing skills; good oral communication/presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, negotiate and conceive/create new ideas in a high-pressure environment. Must be extremely well organized and capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously. Proven ability to meet deadlines. Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) to interact with the media, the public and all levels of employees and management. Self-direction and the ability to exercise independent judgment and meet performance
Contact: To apply, please forward resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.