Public Relations Specialist in Orlando, FL at Orange Lake

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

 

Holiday Inn Club Vacations look for individuals who excel in their role, and are committed to delivering an exceptional experience for our guests, owners, and team members.  We look for individuals who are passionate in life and bring those qualities to work every day. Do you instill confidence, trust, and respect, encourage success and build relationships?  We’re looking for people like this to join our friendly, engaged, professional team.               

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:
This position will be responsible for creating and implementing plans that share the company’s story, its executives leaders strengths and its expanding resort network through strategic communications plans that match the company’s strategic goals. This position will report to the Sr. Manager of Public Relations – Corporate Communications.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS

  • Serves as liaison between the client (internal department), creative team and media focused on resort specific news and content.
  • Maintains visibility and open communication with media to ensure that the company’s message is delivered in a positive and truthful manner.
  • Coordinates and prioritizes all new project requests and works with Sr. Manager to establish direction and execution.
  • Writes and owns press releases, media pitches and project briefs that extend the company’s message while focusing on proactive messaging to media.
  • Works to keep all projects on time and on budget, looks for ways to improve processes and procedures, and is responsible for maintaining and exceeding department Key Operating Indicators.

 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Administration in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or Mass Communications or related field required
  • Minimum of 3 years public relations experience – preferably in a hospitality (hotel, timeshare, destination marketing organization) company
  • APR certifications a plus
  • Experience developing and pitching to local and national news outlets

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Work collaboratively with clients and media
  • Frequent computer use
  • Ability to Multi-Task, prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and a natural problem-solver
  • Proficient in prioritizing, and organizing assignments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential for success