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Visit Tampa Bay is hiring a Director of Public Relations

Job Description:

Visit Tampa Bay is seeking a Director of Public Relations who will serve as the public relations strategist guiding the public relations team via proactive, big-picture outreach to local, regional, national, and international media. They also serve as a lead for creative-writing expert guiding and writing most of the copywriting for collateral, sales promotion pieces, brochures, advertising, annual marketing plans, online content, blogs, and key marketing projects.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Four-year college degree in public relations, communications, o r journalism
  • Seven plus years direct experience
  • Strong editing skills, with a comprehensive knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and especially AP style
  • Ability to pitch to media on daily basis
  • Prior management responsibilities
  • Knowledge of the local area, hospitality industry, media, and news-gathering processes
  • Established contacts with local and national press and media representatives
  • International press contacts would be ideal
  • Flexible schedule a must, with some nights, weekends, and travel required.