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Public Relations Manager

USA - Seattle, WA
07 Dec

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Work for a Tourism Industry Leader

Visit Seattle is now hiring a Public Relations Manager to join our team of dedicated, service-oriented professionals. This position manages and helps implement public relations programs to support the priorities of the department and Visit Seattle.


This position is responsible for creating and maximizing positive editorial media coverage for the destination, partners and the Visit Seattle organization. This position supports the Director of PR in executing a media relations program and strategic communications planning for the organization. The Public Relations Manager will assist the Director of PR in the management of day-to-day operations of the PR department. The successful candidate will exhibit a true passion for travel and interest in a career in the hospitality industry.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Supports department's editorial/pitch calendar across all segments (national leisure, trade, local and industry), works closely with Director of PR to evaluate success and maximize opportunities.
  • Builds and maintains excellent local, regional and national editorial media relationships.
  • Conducts publicity efforts for consumer campaigns.
  • Conducts outbound media calls in key markets; up to 5 percent of time may involve travel.
  • Serves as organizational media spokesperson in conjunction with Director of PR.
  • Proactively contacts and responds to reporters, editors and related media associates.
  • Manage individual and group media visits in Seattle.
  • Oversees creation and maintenance of media materials, miscellaneous copy and releases according to departmental deadlines/editorial calendar.
  • Champion Simpleview (CRM) for the PR department, providing support to the team to ensure media databases are consistently updated and tools available to PR are being used, including itinerary building, traces, articles and (...)

Education, prior work experience, specialized skills and knowledge:

  • Four-year degree from an academic institution in public relations, journalism, marketing or communications required.
  • Strong media relations background, experience and orientation required.
  • Must possess excellent writing ability across multiple disciplines and a wide range of topics.
  • Thorough familiarity with AP Style.
  • Agency experience preferred.
  • Hospitality industry experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Seattle area preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Ability to foster relationships, multi-task, adapt without direction, handle unexpected events, solve problems and manage projects.
  • Consistently maintains a positive attitude and professional demeanor.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English, the primary language used in the (...)

Compensation: Competitive
We offer a friendly, fun, team-oriented work environment in a downtown office tower connected to the Washington State Convention Center, a competitive benefits package which includes a Paid Time Off program (accumulate 15 days over the first year), 10 paid office holidays, employer-paid medical, dental and vision, plus 401k with employer matching.


To apply send cover letter and resume through our online Career Portal. Applicants selected for the first interview will be required to complete a writing test on premises.


Who We Are
Visit Seattle is a nonprofit economic development agency responsible for competitively marketing the Seattle area as a destination for conventions, tour groups and individual travelers. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region.

Some (...) million visitors spend $(...) billion in Seattle and King County annually, contributing $416 million in state and local tax revenues. Direct visitor spending benefits hotels, retailers, restaurants, attractions, transportation services and other businesses, and supports jobs for more than 50,000 people in the Seattle region.


For more information about Visit Seattle, visit our web site at (...)