We are currently seeking a Communications Representative. This role is responsible for supporting communications efforts, including media relations and outreach, event planning, tactic execution, and reporting. The Communications Representative works to promote the mission of Experience Kissimmee and is responsible for executing initiatives, plans, and tactics between the organization and various media outlets and agencies, nationally and abroad. The representative will support Domestic and UK markets.
Below are some of the major responsibilities of the position:
•Consult regularly with the Director of Communications and applicable department staff on their communication needs in advance of and during the launch of dedicated campaigns and special promotions.
•Execute communications plans and tactics that create awareness of Kissimmee as a destination of choice for leisure, business, and sports travelers.
•In conjunction with the Destination and Event Services Team, coordinate and conduct FAMs and local events involving media per the Director of Communications request. Host and escort visiting media as directed by the Director of Communications.
•Coordinate with Director of Communications or staff as appropriate to respond to international (UK) media requests for information and visits to the destination.
•Coordinate with local industry partners in developing story ideas and itineraries for media, bloggers, or social influencers.
•Assist the Director of Communications with the coordination of work related to communications and public relations initiatives with international representatives.
•Write, edit, and prepare for the Director of Communication’s review press releases publicizing the destination; ensure effective dissemination of press releases.
•Cultivate and maintain relationships with traditional media and bloggers locally, domestically, and internationally.
•Edit and review copy and content materials submitted by staff and international representation firms.
•Monitor coverage of Experience Kissimmee, the destination, and events with potential to impact Osceola County tourism and report to executive team.
•Provide fact checking services for articles pertaining to the destination.
•Minimum Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or related field. Will substitute experience for education
•Candidates must have 2-3 years of related experience with a minimum of 1 year of media relations experience.
•Proficiency with MS Office suite.
•Must have experience with AP style.
•Database experience is required.
•Bilingual with language skills in Spanish preferred.
How to Apply
To apply, please email your resume to Julia DeVault, Director of Human Resources at HR@experiencekissimmee.com.
The Experience Kissimmee team is a diverse group of high performing individuals working to make a positive impact on our community. Experience Kissimmee offers competitive benefits and a rewarding work experience. The organization pays for almost 80% of medical and dental premiums, 100% of basic term life insurance, and 100% of short- and long-term disability premiums. Experience Kissimmee also offers a competitive and generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan and a safe harbor 401(k) plan.
We offer a competitive compensation package with an annual performance review process, opportunities for professional development, and membership to professional organizations.