Communications Manager/Associate

19 Jun, 2022


Communications Manager/Associate

Visit Napa Valley
Napa Valley, CA
Reports to: Director of Communications, Community and Industry RelationsSummary: Visit Napa Valley is seeking a skilled communications professional to support partner, community, industry, and press communications. This multi-position player will support the Visit Napa Valley mission of promoting Napa Valley as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to visit, live, and work. This position will support the following areas of activity with increasing responsibility as is warranted.

This position is full-time, on-site, and will require occasional travel across the valley.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner Communications: Manage partner newsletter communications, draft PPT presentations for leadership team, manage Napa Valley News Facebook page and Visit Napa Valley LinkedIn content calendar, support partnership team by attending partner visits
  • Media Relations: Support Director of Communications; manage agency relationships, maintain press contact database, engage with partners to coordinate press itineraries, host press, write press communications, maintain open lines of communication with local press, manage messaging updates, update and maintain Visit Napa Valley evergreen press kit
  • Crisis Communications: Maintain and update crisis communication toolkits with input from Visit Napa Valley leadership team
  • Community and Industry Relations: Support management of programs that engage local community, hospitality industry, and elected officials
  • Actively participate in team brainstorms and cross-departmental meetings


  • Minimum of 3-4 years experience in a full-time communications role in a professional setting. Preferred experience in the wine, hospitality industry and/or a destination management organization.
  • Familiarity with trends in travel, wine, hospitality, and Napa Valley.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication: excellent grammar, strong knowledge of AP style, ability to adjust tone and writing style based on audience; at ease on phone, virtual meetings, and presenting in front of small groups.
  • Excellent analytical skills: ability to absorb information and synthesize implications for stakeholders with input from Visit Napa Valley leadership team.
  • Polished presentation skills with the ability to create/assemble them using Powerpoint.


  • Organized and detail oriented: demonstrate ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • A self-starter with curious mind-set.
  • Energetic, outgoing, positive team player
  • Creative thinker; problem solver
  • Tenacious, unflappable, not easily discouraged
  • An outgoing personality accustomed to proactive communications with internal staff, partners
  • Resourceful, solutions-oriented, flexibility to handle shifting priorities

Apply: Qualified candidates may send resume and cover letter to

Job posted: 2022-06-19