Public Relations Communication Manager- Marketing

01 May, 2022

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Public Relations Communication Manager- Marketing

Cedar Fair Entertainment
Doswell, VA

Overview

Cedar Fair Entertainment has an opening for a Manager, Communications in its Marketing Division at Kings Dominion, the mid-Atlantic’s premier amusement park, in Doswell, Virginia.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Manager of Communications is responsible for the strategic development and execution of integrated communication/marketing plans that support brand strategy and drive consumer demand.  The role has direct responsibility for all aspects of public/media relations and digital marketing efforts as well as partnering with cross-discipline teams to develop and execute holistic marketing plans. This position plays an integral role in establishing the Kings Dominion brand in the marketplace.

Responsibilities

  • Manage development of integrated communication/marketing plans across disciplines that drive key annual business initiatives
  • Lead all aspects of public/media relations and digital channels: social media, website, mobile app and email newsletter campaigns
  • Manage full-time and seasonal teams ensuring all publicity and digital goals are attained
  • Strategically plan by gathering insights and direction from various partners, to apply those insights to development and execution.
  • Lead park content/editorial strategies to drive highly engaging content throughout Kings Dominions various marketing channels.
  • Manage park creative development process to ensure brand guidelines are consistently communicated through all collateral, messages and content
  • Develop strong relationships with relevant media contacts, bloggers and enthusiast groups.
  • Proactively pitch media contacts as needed and create unique story angles to increase editorial coverage for Kings Dominion
  • Lead development and execution of large-scale media events with coordination across multiple departments and external partners
  • Serve as spokesperson for Kings Dominion to media outlets and other external organizations, as needed.
  • Collaborate with external agencies in support of social, PR and blogger/enthusiast campaigns.
  • Communicates consumer marketing campaigns, benefits and events to park-wide staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, English Liberal Arts or related course of study, or equivalent work experience
  • 4-6 years professional related experience in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or relevant experience
  • Proven history of managing communication for crisis situations
  • Experience managing social media channels as well as planning and executing campaigns
  • Experience in basic photography and photo editing, as well as shooting and editing/producing basic short videos for use on social media and digital platforms
  • Ability to write interesting, effective and engaging copy including: press releases, blogs, website/social content and various speeches. As well as, news writing and editing experience; journalism and/or on-camera experience a plus
  • Proven ability to develop local, regional, national and industry media relationships
  • Experience developing and executing large-scale media events
  • High degree of initiative, personal responsibility and professionalism. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision and deliver against set goals
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to top management and external organizations.
  • Ability to respond to media and public inquiries which may include sensitive information.
  • Experience in the entertainment, hospitality or travel & tourism industry a plus
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

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Job posted: 2022-05-01