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Are you looking to make a career move, or seeking a PR professional to take your organization to new heights? Check out the latest postings below!

Top Attraction of SWFL Seeking Marketing Director

saltySamLogoOne of Southwest Florida’s top attractions is seeking an experienced marketing director for its family of waterfront businesses collectively known as Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures. Individually they are Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, Big Game Waterfront Grill, Salty Sam’s Marina, Sight Sea-R Cruises and the Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship. Because of the various businesses, the position is both challenging and refreshing in its variety of annual promotions and events supported by an aggressive marketing budget.

“Every day at Salty Sam’s is an exciting new adventure,” says Jaime Huffman, the outgoing marketing director of the company.  “We are always working on a new project, promotion, event, or ad. From promoting our restaurants at the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins games, to putting events together on the Pirate Ship.  The job is challenging, intellectually stimulating, and always a lot of fun!”

Salty Sam’s would like to find a highly motivated marketing professional who is experienced in advertising, social media, promotions, and event marketing. Duties include advertising placement, social media management, ad and coupon tracking, creative direction and event/promotions management. The position will work closely with owners, management teams, and media reps and ideally the individual will have a working knowledge of social media, Excel spreadsheets and Word Press.

“There are so many aspects of this position that make it enjoyable coming into work each and every day,” adds Huffman.  “First and foremost, I love my coworkers… The people at this company are a pleasure to work with and the management team works diligently to create a supportive, teamwork environment.”

About Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures:  Perched on the water’s edge of a thriving wildlife aquatic preserve, the world famous Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures is a water-bound recreation destination for all ages. Offering everything including power boat and kayak rentals, fishing and sightseeing charters, unique gifts and souvenirs, the Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise, the Parrot Key Caribbean Grill – voted Best Waterfront Restaurant since 2005, and the Big Game Waterfront Grill – voted Best Sports Bar since it opened in 2010, and the nearby Key West Express ferry. Salty Sam’s is also a full service marina with boat service, repairs, boat sales and storage. To start your waterfront adventure, call 1-888-796-64271-888-796-6427 or visit www.saltysams.com for more information.

 

Interested candidates can send a resume to Matt@SaltySams.com  demonstrating creativity and relevant experience in MsWord or PDF format. Additional examples, campaigns, promotions, portfolio samples, etc. are welcome to be included as well. Pay based upon experience.

 

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Public Relations and Marketing Associate

SALARY: $41,304.70 /Year
OPENING DATE: 03/17/14
CLOSING DATE: 03/24/14 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION:
This position collaborates with appropriate institutional areas in shaping and properly conveying the College’s image, both internally and externally through highly-specialized work coordinating internal and external communications, news media contacts and assists in developing, creating, and editing College publications. This position also ensures the maintenance and integrity of the information found on the College’s homepage, departmental homepages and official College social media sites. Coordinates with internal and external media and community partners to promote college-wide programs, services, and events.

For More Information – Click Here

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K is for Kids – Part-time

LOGO_2013_Building-readers-and-leaders_09-14-13K is for Kids Foundation is seeking an individual who can work part-time; independently off- or on-site, handling a broad range of executive assistant type tasks.

The person must possess good communication, organizational and typing skills; and be proficient in Word documents.

The ability to create basic charts and graphs as well as working with simple Excel spreadsheets is also desirable.

Must have own transportation.

Ring or text Karen Clawson, executive director, at 239.595.0077, or email Karen@kisforkids.org for more information.

 

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Community Relations Manager

I’m hiring a Community Relations Manager to Vi at Bentley Village is seeking a Community Relations Manager to join the Sales team. This position creates and promotes awareness in the local community by developing and executing a variety of marketing, outreach and public relations activities to generate qualified leads. To apply, go to: http://lnkd.in/dKwPth3 and select “Job Opportunities” at the bottom of the page or send resume to hrnaples@viliving.com

Lori A. Burke, SPHR

Director of Human Resources

Vi at Bentley Village

561 Bentley Village Court

Naples, FL 34110

P: 239.431.2135

F: 239.431.2139

lburke@ViLiving.com

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Marketing & Social Media Assistant

AdSource is looking for a marketing assistant to support the daily operations of the agency including administration, social media, content writing and more. This is an opportunity to gain knowledge, experience and necessary skills to work within a marketing agency.

Social Media Duties:

-        Manages all social media accounts for all clients

-        Engages with audience through social media marketing channels to achieve positive interactions

-        Develops content for monthly social media calendars for various brands across different social channels

-        Contributes to the implementation of any new functionality or enhancements to social networks and assures consistent brand presence and reputation

-        Assists in analyzing the performance of social marketing programs by reviewing campaign results, and gathers insights from those results to optimize interactions with consumers

Marketing & Production Duties:

-        Manage production of new and current jobs, to ensure the progress of each job

-        Candidate will be able to provide fresh and creative marketing ideas for new and existing clients

-        Write and edit press releases for clients

Requirements:

-        Must have a 4- year degree in marketing, communications or a related field

-        Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios

-        Ideally is familiar with Final Cut Pro, to make amateur videos for certain social media clients

-        Strong analytical, verbal and written communications skills

-        Limited graphic design skills a plus (understanding of Adobe Creative Suite)

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to: mshallies@adsource.us

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Marketing PR Manager – Community Foundation

Seeking a Marketing/PR Manager for the Community Foundation of Collier County, Naples Florida. Candidate must have four year degree in advertising/marketing or similar field and five years experience preferably in non-profits (experience in community foundations a plus) The Community Foundation has $70 million in assets and over 400 funds.

This position will be responsible for all outgoing communications including quarterly enewsletters, bi-annual print newsletters, press releases, website content management, collateral development, advertisement development and publication, social media and assist with agency events, as well as developing and implementing marketing budget and strategies. This person will work directly with media outlets, regional publications and area non-profit agencies. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Send resume to the Community Foundation of Collier County 2400 Tamiami Trail N Suite 300, Naples Florida 34103 or email to ekeesler@cfcollier.org by Jan 6th, 2014.

 

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Social Media and Online Services Coordinator

The Harry Chapin Food Bank has an open position for a Social Media Online Services Coordinator.  Please review the attached job description and if interested in applying e-mail your resume to mpereira@harrychapinfoodbank.org.

Job Title: Social Media and Online Services Coordinator

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Development

Employees Supervised: None

Job Summary: This position requires expanding awareness of and support for the HCFB through use of social media and other online support activities, including content creation and site administration.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain/manage/update website content in a timely and strategic fashion.
  • Plan and execute a coordinated annual email campaign strategy in coordination with Development Director and direct mail vendor(s)
  • Expand email database
  • Populate and distribute monthly e-newsletters
  • Create, monitor, and adjust creative, proactive fundraising approaches on website
  • Use consistent messaging in all HCFB communications
  • Provide technical support for online contributors and constituents when necessary
  • Work with all departments to meet their needs for online/social media information dissemination
  • Maximize the awareness and reach of the food bank through strategic use of social media
  • Perform and edit audio and video interviews of emergency food clients, agency representatives, and others for use on web site and in social media efforts
  • Prepare monthly reports on web fundraising, email campaigns, and web usage
  • Photograph food distributions and other events as needed
  • Other duties as needed

Qualifications:

General

  • Honesty, integrity and commitment to fighting hunger in SW Florida
  • Ability to relate effectively with other staff, volunteers, agency representatives and the general public
  • Must have clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission of the HCFB
  • Ability to complete work in an accurate, effective and timely manner
  • Ability to handle high volume of work in short periods
  • Ability to perform physical labor as necessary to assist in achieving HCFB Mission
  • Valid FL Driver’s License

Specific to Position

  • College degree in related field
  • Design and maintain business-oriented website (nonprofit experience preferred).
  • Understanding of basic HTML coding, Web browser software, and MS Word
  • Experience with Photoshop graphics and video/audio capture, and Web design software
  • At least two years’ experience managing a Web site using a Web content management system
  • Ability to occasionally travel within a five county area (personal vehicle required—mileage reimbursement provided
  • Requires proficiency in Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator and InDesign
  • Working knowledge of print and electronic media relations principles

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

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Marketing and Communications Director

Job Title: Marketing and Communications Director                   FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Marketing & Communications Reports To: VP Development & Marketing

Position purpose

Oversees the execution of branding, marketing, communications, and public relations programs designed to promote the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, including institutional and advocacy positions, membership and development, policy, science, education programs, Nature Store, Resale Store, Nature Center, and wildlife rehabilitation.

Essential duties

Management/Administrative:

  • With oversight by the Vice President of Development & Marketing, participates in hiring, supervising, motivating and managing marketing & communications staff, including but not limited to Social Media/Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer.
  • Develops deadlines for yearly marketing & communications and development calendar and communicates to appropriate staff.
  • Creates and maintains annual marketing & communications plan and calendar.
  • Creates and manages annual marketing & communications budget.

Public/Media Relations:

  • Oversees marketing & communications staff to promote a positive organizational image to the general public and members.
  • Works with appropriate vendors to develop public relations plans.
  • Provides oversight of all public and media relations for Conservancy, and/or coordinates interviews with appropriate staff for electronic and print media.
  • Responds to public information inquiries concerning the Conservancy and the environment, or refers to the appropriate department.
  • Cultivates and maintains good media relations and updated media contact list
  • Responsible for story pitches, media releases and follow-up.
  • Provides supervision of outside agencies.
  • Provides oversight of all publications for the Conservancy.

Marketing:

  • Develops a marketing & communications plan to meet organizational objectives integrated with the business and strategic plans.
  • Evaluates research, market conditions, and competitor data, and then implements marketing & communications plan changes as needed.
  • Oversees branding for the Conservancy including logo use, digital resources, messaging, and brand attributes.
  • Oversees development of policies, procedures and objectives for marketing and selling the organization’s products and services including e-marketing and communications.
  • Involved in program/service development, pricing, marketing budgets, and objectives.
  • Oversees marketing, advertising, and promotional agencies and activities.
  • Oversees Conservancy web site development and maintenance and all e-communications vehicles.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities to advertise and promote the organization and its programs or services.

Other non-essential duties

The above statements describe the general qualification required to perform the job and the general nature and level of work performed—not a complete list of duties—additional duties may be assigned by management.

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the conservation of biodiversity, environmental quality, and natural resources.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in arts, communications, or related field.
  • Marketing generalist with a minimum of five years of broad-based experience in marketing, public relations, and communications, including traditional and digital media.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills.
  • Extensive, advanced, computer skills essential.
  • Experience developing and implementing and evaluating marketing plans, including use of electronic and web media.
  • Knowledge and management experience with printing, graphic design, and photography, websites, e-communications, digital media, newsletters, publications, promotional collateral development.
  • Strong copywriting skills.
  • Strong, detail-oriented organizational ability. Ability to work with marketing team and others to schedule projects with tight deadlines, incorporate unknown projects, and work within others’ timelines.
  • Management experience in staff and budget development and administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with individuals of diverse interest and backgrounds, such as staff, volunteers, board members, and media.
  • Demonstrated innovative and creative approaches to communications and marketing.
  • APR or similar certification a plus.

- See more at: http://www.conservancy.org/job-opening-marketing-and-communication-director#sthash.NCSsqfNH.dpuf

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Account Manager

Account Manager

Paradise Advertising & Marketing, a full-service marketing firm, is seeking an experienced Account Manager, based in Naples, to oversee all details of client projects.

The Account Manager is a strategic advocate dedicated to the mutual success of both the client and the agency. Requirements include Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising or related degree and 8+ years of experience in advertising, preferably within the travel/hospitality/tourism category.

Responsibilities Include:
·      Inspiring and collaborating with clients and key agency members across disciplines and departments to develop and deliver integrated marketing solutions
·      Monitoring and guiding account activities by maintaining an effective level of direct contact with clients
·      Develops strategic and creative briefs and presents materials internally and to the client
·      Supervises the planning process and development of strategic initiatives for each client
·      Works with media and creative teams to ensure that creative and media recommendations are strategically aligned
·      Understands branding, the digital landscape and transmedia storytelling
·      Analyzes monthly research and response data, assists in the identification of new marketing opportunities, and leads the preparation and presentation of this information internally and to the client
·      Maintains a clear understanding of current marketing and advertising trends
·      Manages client budgets
·      Ensures the accuracy of client estimates and invoices
·      Responds to agency Requests for Proposals
·      Develops, trains and oversees Account Executives and Account Coordinators

Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to rwebb@paradiseadv.com

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Position Available – Copywriter – Graphic Designer

Copywriting Position (accepting applications for freelance and full time)

Create concepts, write, and edit copy for direct mail, newspaper ads, e-mails, radio scripts, flyers, brochures, copy for product packaging, copy for book covers and manual introductions, conference booklets, etc. Three or more years of work experience in an Ad Agency or Corporate Marketing Dept. Direct response marketing experience or financial/investment service experience helpful.

 

Graphic Designer (accepting applications for freelance and full time)

Uses knowledge of current graphic design software to produce visual materials for promotions, advertisements, direct mail, web, graphic e-mails, and instructional material. Must remain abreast of technological advances in the field and be able to identify areas of use in the organization. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures including preparing files for printing. Three or more years of work experience in an Ad Agency or Corporate Marketing Dept. Direct response marketing experience or financial/investment service experience helpful.

 

Please forward resume via email to meganwasko@richdadeducation.com. Position open until filled.

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Grant Writer

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers is seeking a full-time Grant Writer.

Candidates must have a four-year degree in Human Services or Social Work, 5 years grant writing experience, strong knowledge of foundation, corporate and government funding and exceptional writing, editing and copy-editing skills.

All resumes must be received by 5:00 pm September 9, 2013.  Salary is negotiable based on qualifications. HACFM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

No phone calls; if interested please submit a cover letter along with resume and salary history to:

Vicki J. Collins, CPA

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers

4224 Renaissance Preserve Way

Fort Myers, FL  33916

Email: vicki@hacfm.org

FAX:  239-344-3272

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Entry Level Marketing Communications Manager

Job Description:

Plan, direct, and implement the organization’s marketing communications activities. Responsible for communicating consistent messages across print, electronic, and online media. This includes tracking and monitoring independent media platforms. Ensure that key, strategic messages are communicated effectively to target audiences. Produce, or acts as liaison with firms that produce, public relations materials, advertising, and marketing collateral.

Competitive pay, benefits, and environment. Pay consists of salary, commission and bonuses.

We are always hiring the smartest, hardworking, hungry employees.

Email resume and appropriate materials to louis@brunoair.com.

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Naples Area Board of REALTORS wants to hire.

The Naples Area Board of REALTORS® wishes to hire a public relations individual or firm that will provide the combination of experience, chemistry and passion needed to bring awareness to our organization, our members and our message.

If you have an interest, please review the attached RFP. If you believe you are a good fit, submit your proposal to me by June 10th for consideration. My goal is to engage a PR individual or firm in July for an initial term of six months with an option to extend for one year.

I am the primary contact, so please direct any questions to me.

Thank you,

Marcia

Marcia Albert

Director of Marketing

Naples Area Board of REALTORS

1455 Pine Ridge Road

Naples, Florida 34102

(239) 597-1666

Click Below for RFP

 NABOR PR RFP

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Member Spotlight – Sabra Smith

Sabra Smith, Algenol Fuels, Where do you currently work?

Algenol Biofuels, Inc. I have two titles, Director of Human Resources and Community Outreach.

What made you decide to join PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter?

In my role with Algenol Biofuels, Inc. I was given the opportunity to take on some responsibilities for community outreach and educate the public about what we are doing here. PRSA was a natural way to get the messages out. I attended the Meet the Media event as one of my first meetings. That was exactly the type of informational meeting I was looking for. My career was always in human resources and with this new avenue of work, the chapter and national PRSA group was very helpful.

I noticed that you have ample key career accomplishments at Algenol Biofuels. What is one of your most significant moments working there?

We were able to secure funding from Lee County to relocate here and that funding was used to triple the number of employees we had. In the 3 years that I’ve been here the company went from 35 to 120 employees. It was a huge change and it has been good for us as well as the community. We recruited some good, talented people. This was the most significant moment as of right now.

What is your day-to-day like?

When you work in a start-up research and development company there is no typical day. Everything is dramatically different from anything I have experienced. I wear many hats so everyday is so different but I do spend a lot of time speaking with people in the public who want to understand our technology, including giving tours. Everyone of these conversations is different, but it makes work exciting.

Educating people about what we’re doing is an important role that we play. We don’t want people to be scared of what we’re doing because its very safe. I try to correct the misunderstanding by sharing information with others.

Do you have any hobbies that you enjoy outside of work?

My husband, 13 year old son, Jackson and 11 year old daughter, Cecilia are always my hobbies. We are big boaters and enjoy fishing with each other!

 

 

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Board Member Spotlight – Deborah Jonsson

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Deborah Jonsson – Avow
www.avowcares.org

Why are you involved in PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter?

Before moving from New York to Naples in 2003, I had been involved with the local and state level School Public Relations Associations including serving as a board member in both. The professional education and networking available through my membership helped me immensely as a new practitioner. When I arrived in Naples, I immediately looked for a local public relations association chapter to engage with. I’ve been a member of our PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter for a number of years. I enjoy networking with members and gain helpful insight from the monthly education presentations.

What position do you currently hold on the board?

About two years ago I decided it was time for me to give back so I joined the Gulf Coast Chapter Board. Currently, I’m serving as Member Recruitment Chair. My affiliation with the Board has been a very positive experience. I’ve been able to participate in Sunshine District leadership programs and attend annual conferences, which in addition to helping with my professional development, connects me with peers from across the state.

How long have you been working for Avow? What is your favorite aspect about working there?

I’m the Public Relations Manager at Avow and I’ve worked there since 2003. Key services at Avow revolve around end-of-life care and grief support – very difficult subjects that require creative public relations efforts to build awareness. We are also a non-profit so we need to fundraise. My work at Avow has been very rewarding and has offered me a wide variety of experience supporting the re-branding of the organization and multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns.

What is your day-to-day like?

A day in the life for the PR Manager at Avow would make your head spin! Today I met with staff to design a community outreach program, created promotional materials for a fall fundraising event, designed and placed advertising for our marketing department, scheduled our television commercial video shoot, reviewed news releases, preliminary design work on an upcoming fundraising campaign logo, answered 25 questions from staff, wrote a thank you note to volunteer photographer, ordered print materials from commercial printer, made a presentation to a local organization we hope to partner with for a future friend-raising event. And that was just by lunch! :)

Do you have any hobbies that you enjoy outside of work?

When I’m not working I enjoy time with my husband, children and grandchildren and my dog! I’m a painter, but my creative time is limited. I also enjoy travel; I’m looking forward to a trip to Ireland this fall.

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Board Member Spotlight – Cyndee Woolley, APR “Helping organizations tell their story”

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Cyndee Woolley, APR – C2 Communications, LLC
www.c2-com.com

What is your favorite aspect about living and working in Naples, Florida?

I was born and raised in Naples, so seeing the growth through the years has been amazing. As a business owner, I feel fortunate to help shape the future of our community by helping organizations tell their story.

Working in the public relations field, what’s one element that you absolutely love?

The thing that I love the most about PR is being able to tell a story that moves people emotionally. There have been so many times throughout the years where I’ve met someone who touched a life… saved a life… inspired positive change… I look back and like to think that by telling those stories, I helped touch a life and inspired someone to take that next step.

Why are you involved in PRSA

The mission of PRSA is to Advance the Profession and the Professional. Investing my time in PRSA and being an Accredited Public Relations Professional has been such a rewarding and educational experience. It has afforded me the opportunity to hone my business and public relations skills while building a strong network of peers that I can call any time.

What position do you currently hold and how have you served in the past?

Currently I am the chair of the Sunshine District for PRSA and the Assembly Delegate for our Gulf Coast chapter. In my time with PRSA, I’ve held all the positions from membership, programs, secretary, treasurer, assembly delegate, chair elect and chair on both the chapter level and the district level. As you progress through the leadership ranks with PRSA, your knowledge and network just continues to grow. Many of the PR pros in our area serve a much greater geographic area than Collier County. I’ve had the chance to collaborate with PR pros from California to New York and many states in between.

What is your typical day-to-day like?

Part of what I love about PR is that there is no typical day. A day might start out in a business suit with executives and end at a photo shoot on the beach… or a video shoot at a non-profit organization… or in cowboy boots at the Farm City BBQ. The challenge of finding the right way to help a client get their message across can be as fun as you make it.

Do you have any hobbies that you enjoy outside of work?

My main passion in life is my daughter. She is involved in a variety of sports, but our favorite thing is to plan adventures that last from a few hours to a couple of weeks. I love to see the world through her eyes because she can enjoy the amazing simplicity of almost anything. Last December we took a trip to Washington DC. Besides seeing the White House, her second favorite thing was seeing the different colors and shapes of the leaves. I had forgotten that she’d never seen “Fall” like this.

 

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Member Spotlight – Niccole Neebling – I know I’m lucky because I work hard to be so.

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Niccole Neebling – Naples Hilton www.hiltonnaples.com

Where is your hometown?

I am originally from Norristown, Pennsylvania and am a true Steelers fan!

Why did you choose to live in Naples, FL?

In 1996 I came to Florida on vacation, while working with American Express Financial Advisors and noticed there was an office in Ft Myers. I asked if I could work at that branch and that’s where it all started. One of my favorite things about living in Naples is that I am never more than a 5 minute drive from our beautiful beaches.  I never take it for granted and still get tremendous joy out of walking along the beach and spotting new shells to add to our home’s decor.

When did you realize PR was your passion?

I was doing sales and marketing for the hospitality/tourism department for the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB but also worked with their public relations department very closely and it amazed me how much PR helped them get more business. I also had a small, photo-organizing business way back when and decided I was going to teach an adult-education class at the local high school. I wrote a rudimentary press release about the class and dropped it off at the Naples Daily News office. The next day, a reporter called me and asked if he could come to my house, see where I worked and do a story on me; he put me on the very first page of the Lifestyle section. Not to mention, I received 64 phone calls to attend my class by 10am the morning the article came out. So that showed me first-hand what a nice press release can do for your business! This is when I got the first taste of PR and instantly found it fascinating how quickly it can grow a business.

Why are you involved with PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter?

I am involved with this chapter for many reasons, especially for the educational aspect. I love hearing what other people are doing, meeting new people and building relationships. I really enjoy the members and I think the chapter has done a fantastic job.

What is your favorite aspect about PR?

Social media, because of what it can do and I love the whole concept of people talking with one another. Face to face meetings is what I sell, and I feel that social media brings us one step closer to building business as well as personal relationships.

What is your typical day like at the Naples Hilton as the Director of Sales, Catering and Marketing?

There is no such thing as a typical day really, but when I come into work I look at what happened at the hotel the day before and what is coming up for the new day as well. I complete the administrative work and look at the numbers and oversee the hotel to make sure we are where we’re supposed to be. The sales aspect is still important, and I work on finding out ways on how to promote the hotel. Recently, we won a Wedding Wire Award so I wrote a press release for that!

Do you have any hobbies outside of work?

I love photography expeditions with my husband and taking pictures of my daughter, Lexie, who is a little over a year old. I took a picture of her everyday for the first year of her life, including Thursday at 8:48pm which is the day and time she was born. It’s a fun hobby to take part in with my family.

Niccole’s Motto: I know I’m lucky because I work hard to be so.

 

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JOB TITLE: Marketing Coordinator REPORTS TO: President/CEO

Position Summary:

The Marketing Coordinator for the Community Foundation of Collier County serves as the primary marketing/communication staff.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1)      Develop marketing plan, strategies and budget for the Community Foundation

2)      Maintain updated media list

3)      Write press releases and work with local media

4)      Responsible for publication of quarterly newsletter, and annual report.

5)      Work with development staff to execute annual celebration of philanthropy events, WPN events and advisor events.

6)      Brochure Development and ad development for local magazines

7)      Work with agencies to develop materials for endowment building

8)      Develop quarterly advisor newsletter and maintain advisor mailing list.

9)      Maintain CFCC web-site, Facebook and Twitter

10)  Develop Power Point Presentations.

11)  Network with other community foundations and the Council on Foundations staff.

12)  Provide staff time to WPN as needed.

13)  Coordinate Events

Additional Responsibilities

14)  Attend weekly staff meeting.

15)  Participate in local service clubs and other community events

16)  Take pictures at events and grant sites.

17)  Attend Foundation committee meetings as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Four Year Degree in Advertising, Marketing or similar field
  • Comfortable and successful working with diverse groups of people
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Non-profit Knowledge
  • Knowledge of databases, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint a must, also Adobe PageMaker and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Must have Web-site experience

General:

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position.  “Principal duties and responsibilities” describe those functions considered essential to the performance of the job.  This description does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job.  Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the President.  All requirements are subject to change over time at the discretion of President  and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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Job Position:Special Events Manager

Job Title: Special Events Manager Department: N/A
Reports to: Director of Operations Date: January 2013
Supervises: N/A Revised: January 2013 x Exempt Nonexempt
Position Summary:
This position is responsible for the development and coordination of special events and programs for the Chamber.
Job Specifications: (Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required)
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis in communications or business.
Education/Training (or equivalent)
Technical/Professional Two-Year Degree
License/Certification Four-Year Degree – X
Other Masters Degree
Experience: (Type of work experience, minimum number of years of each).
• College graduate mandatory.
• Minimum three year in event planning, marketing and communications.
• Nonprofit industry experience a plus.
• Committee management knowledge and experience beneficial.
Special Technical Knowledge:
• Knowledge of Adobe Suite, CRM database background, social media and Microsoft Office.
Special Administrative Knowledge:
• Strong organization skills.
• Committee management skills.
Special Skills and Abilities:
• Proven ability to handle detail oriented projects that require critical thinking, organization, creativity and time management.
• Strong writing, editing, proofreading and organizational skills.
• Excellent problem-solving techniques and research abilities.
• Ability to set and meet deadlines.
• Must be able to multi-task.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, executives and members.
• Must possess exemplary time management skills, have a high level of motivation and be a self starter.

Full Job Description, Click Link Below

Sepcial Events Manager – January 2013

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Public Relations and Communications – Ritz Carlton – Naples

Position Filled

Job

: Public Relations and Communications

Primary Location

: USA-FL-Naples-The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Organization

: Ritz-Carlton

Position Type

: Management

Schedule

: Full-time

Relocation

At more than 75 award-winning properties worldwide, The Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen create experiences so exceptional that long after a guest stays with us, the experience stays with them. As the premier worldwide provider of luxury experiences, we set the standard for rare and special luxury service the world over. Meet the Ritz-Carlton™. It could be the start of something life-changing.

JOB SUMMARY

Supports the developing and implementing an ongoing media and community relations. Provides crisis communications assistance to properties. Ensures information to the public and community is displayed correctly and effectively with the best opportunities for providing business. Implements an ongoing, focused media and community relations program.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Marketing, Business Administration, or related major; 2 years experience in public relations, communications, or related professional area.

OR

  • 4-year degree from an accredited university in Marketing, Business Administration, or related major; no experience required.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Building Brand and Property Awareness to Drive Revenue

  • Works collaboratively with local, regional and national resources to build awareness and increase exposure for the property and restaurants.
  • Solicits new media outlets and travel media individuals.
  • Selects the best opportunities for the property based on market conditions and property needs.
  • Uses creative selling abilities to obtain maximum exposure through travel journalists and media outlets.
  • Increases awareness within the travel media community as well as coordinating events to gain exposures and grow revenue in the restaurant outlets.
  • Supports the hotel’s social media efforts, if applicable.
  • Works with online media outlets to promote the hotel.
  • Coordinates offers and information for all publications and inserts with regard to brand loyalty reward mailings.
  • Develops brochure and property collateral materials.
  • Participates in all property imaging work (e.g., signage).
  • Ensures consistent brand and property message is communicated in all public relations and communications efforts.

Building Successful Relationships

  • Builds and strengthens relationships with existing and new travel writers and local media to ensure future exposure. Activities include calls, entertainment, FAM trips, trade shows, etc.
  • Develops relationships within community to strengthen and expand customer base for sales opportunities and additional revenue.
  • Conducts solicitation and maintenance calls to media.
  • Identifies and communicates with distribution channels that can sell distress inventory to drive property occupancy.
  • Provides all communications channels with creative and unique tools to assist in the public relations and communications of the property.
  • Assists property in developing promotions for various campaigns.

Coordinating Communication Efforts

  • Provides accurate, complete and effective communications to visiting journalists, publicity or promotions.
  • Evaluates new public relations opportunities for the property.
  • Develops strategic public relations plan for property, includes group, leisure and local efforts.
  • Assists in managing individual and group media visits.
  • Coordinates community service activities in concert with the public image and needs of the resort.
  • Assists in creative print fulfillment; ensures corporate branding standards and legal compliances are met and incorporated into collateral.
  • Supports hotel press releases and other content for print media and electronic media.

Providing Exceptional Customer Service

  • Sets a positive example for guest relations.
  • Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels; effectively responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.
  • Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and/or managers; continuously strives to improve service performance.
  • Conducts site inspections with visiting journalists.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Keeps detailed files and records on all matters relative to property’s public materials.
  • Ensures that property is following all corporate public relations guidelines.

The Ritz-Carlton is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.

Job Posting

: Aug 22, 2012, 2:20:53 PM

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Graphic Artist/Creative Coordinator

General Responsibilities:
Plans and directs the artistic aspects of college information projects including the creation of multiplatform advertisements and program publication templates.
Develops, creates and implements the construction and arrangement of artistic elements of projects including typography, photography, illustrations, color, lettering and paste-up.
Designs and creates multimedia presentation as directed.  Proofs and provides final approval for all college marketing and branding materials prior to production and release.
Assists appropriate administrator in formulating, implementing and monitoring artistic standards for college information projects.
Serves as resource person having technical expertise and/or administrative experience to deal with complex graphics problems.
Serves as liaison within the department for communicating with related vendors and printers regarding graphic elements.
Collaborates with appropriate colleagues regarding photography and video shoots for specialized college publications/productions.
Prepares departmental reports, fiscal reports and budget recommendations for graphics projects as required.
Recommends graphics purchases in the area of equipment and of specialized graphics services including photographs, illustrations, lettering as they are needed by the college and serves as liaison for the supervisor for graphic reproduction purchases.
Collaborates with appropriate staff regarding the review of information related to graphic presentations.
Keeps current on design trends, software and hardware.
Performs related duties as required.
These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed; employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.  An employee with a disability is encouraged to contact the Human Resources Office to evaluate the job in greater detail in order to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in Graphic Design, Fine Art, Graphic Art or related field with major course work or training in computer assisted graphics.
And
Two (2) years full-time related professional work experience in a field related to the arts or computer graphics.
Appropriate professional work experience may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.
Knowledge in state of the art computer graphics equipment, software and systems applications, which may include but is not limited to equipment and software such as Amiga 2000, Macintosh II, Compaq 386 with sketch table, Quark XPress, Illustrator, Front page, Dreamweaver, KurtaBoard, Digitizing camera, waveform monitor, Vectroscope; Professional Paint; Deluxe Photo Lab, Draw 2000. Sculpt 3D, Ultra Paint, SUM Tools, SAM Antivirus Protection and others.
Skilled in creativity, manual layout, computer graphics techniques, production, and design.
Experience using a personal computer, office software such as MS Office and electronic mail.

Demonstrated ability to:
* Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
* Work in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
* Gather and analyze data, reason logically and draw valid conclusions.
* Interpret and apply laws, rules, standards and procedures pertinent to the professional operations.
* Multi-task, set and meet work flow deadlines, and provide assistance to a variety of constituencies.
* Maintain confidentiality.
Critical Skills/Expertise
All employees are expected to:
* Promote a common purpose consistent with stated College goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment.
* Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks.
* Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies.
* Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.
* Present a professional image in word, action and attire.
* Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other’s view of the world, personalities and working styles.
* Conduct oneself in a manner consistent with the College’s standards of ethical conduct.
* Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals.
* Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement.
Work Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Physical: Routinely requires the ability to see, hear, and speak. Routinely requires sitting, bending, stooping, walking. On occasion, incumbents may be required to lift 20 or more pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Environmental:  Normal general office
Mental:  Routinely requires the ability to interpret, analyze and perform critical thinking skills.

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PR/Marketing Associate

General Responsibilities:
Takes an active role in the initiation, design, writing and editing of copy for feature articles, news releases and announcements and their subsequent dissemination and /or publication.
Provides marketing and public relations services for all campuses, centers, departments, entities and personnel of the college.
Oversees the production of schedule guides as college marketing tools from concept to delivery.   Writes, edits and coordinates the customized distribution of college news releases.
Handles ensuing media inquiries and requests to arrange interviews. Monitors, distributes, and reconciles press clips.
Prepares speeches, introductions and miscellaneous narrative for college publications, remarks for the College speakers as requested.
Creates print and broadcast advertising concepts, copy and design and coordinates the placement with responsibility for maintaining exposure throughout the year within a specified budget.
Provides creative writing, editorial, and proof reading and helps facilitate production of college publications such as catalogs, magazines, fliers, brochures, programs, handbooks, forms and certificates using appropriate style guidelines.
Provides strategic planning, creative writing, editorial and proof reading for the College’s social media outlets

Maintains college image through public speaking engagements.
Supports and coordinates with student affairs and alumni regarding the college’s social networking sites to ensure responsible promotion of college messages.
Assists college staff with planning of special events and attends as directed.
Collaborates with appropriate departments on the management and oversight of the college website usability, functionality, navigation and design.
Assists in the preparation of specifications, including bids, for college publications and communication venues.
Coordinates with internal and external media and community partners to promote college-wide programs, services, and events.
Assists in the implementation of strategies for communicating relevant information with prospective students and other audiences.  Researches and reports strategic sponsorship opportunities.
Performs other similar and related duties as assigned.
These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed; employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required.  An employee with a disability is encouraged to contact the Human Resources Office to evaluate the job in greater detail in order to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in a related field of study such as Journalism, Marketing or Public Relations;
And
Three (3) years full-time related professional work experience.
Skilled and versatile in creating and producing a variety of print, broadcast, news releases, brochures, publications, advertisements, speeches and other forms of communication.
Strong proofreading skills and knowledge of Associated Press (AP) style guidelines.
Knowledge of social media, mass media practices, and advertising markets.
Ability to travel within the College’s five-county service district.
Experience using a personal computer, office software such as MS Office and electronic mail. Basic knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop and other graphic software.
Demonstrated ability to:
* Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
* Work in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
* Gather and analyze data, reason logically and draw valid conclusions.
* Interpret and apply laws, rules, standards and procedures pertinent to the professional operations.
* Multi-task, set and meet work flow deadlines, and provide assistance to a variety of constituencies.
* Maintain confidentiality.
Critical Skills/Expertise
All employees are expected to:
* Promote a common purpose consistent with stated College goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment.
* Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks.
* Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies.
* Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.
* Present a professional image in word, action and attire.
* Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other’s view of the world, personalities and working styles.
* Conduct oneself in a manner consistent with the College’s standards of ethical conduct.
* Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals.
* Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement.
Work Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions
Physical: Routinely requires the ability to see, hear, and speak. Routinely requires sitting, bending, stooping, walking. On occasion, incumbents may be required to lift 20 or more pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Environmental:  Normal general office
Mental:  Routinely requires the ability to interpret, analyze and perform critical thinking skills.

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Job Opportunity – Naples Chamber of Commerce

Position Filled – No longer available

Department: Communications
Job Title: Vice President, Communications
General Summary: The Vice President, Communications helps plan, develop and manage internal
and external communications activities for the Chamber and is responsible for the implementation of all communications necessary to support all Chamber activities.
Reports to: President & CEO
Persons Supervised: None
Interrelationships: Works closely with entire senior management team, but does interact with all staff regularly, dependent upon project specifications.
Essential Job Duties:
 Serves as editor for monthly Business Currents. Finds, writes and develops meaningful content and is responsible for coordinating and formatting all materials for each issue.
 Works with editorial board to set yearly topic schedule and brainstorm content.
 Initiates, develops and maintains local media contacts for disseminating information; researches and writes Chamber press releases.
 Ensures that Chamber communications reflect consistent positions and messages and that all Chamber materials are properly branded.
 Develops effective and appropriate communications strategies, tactics and responses as necessary.
 Serves as the media point person for the Chamber.
 Serves as a spokesperson for the Chamber.
 Manages Chamber photography needs.
 Researches and prepares speeches, commentary and position papers on selected topics for senior management.
 Coordinates press conferences and certain ceremonies.
 Creates collateral materials as necessary using Adobe products.
 Produces the Chamber Connect on a weekly basis.
 Produces the eWeekly Member Spotlight on a weekly basis.
 Manages all Chamber social media activity.
 Represents the Chamber at all assigned meetings, functions and events.
 Stays aware of all events, meeting dates and functions of The Chamber.

 Responsible for upkeep of the Chamber website, excluding the database.
 Undertakes other special projects and duties assigned by the President/CEO.
 Participates in Board meetings and executive meetings when requested.
Other Duties:
 Maintains and abides by the standards, mission and focus of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.
 Communications effectively with all staff, especially senior management
 Attends all required staff meetings.
Job Description and Competency Assessment Statement
Educational Requirements:
Minimum four-year college degree. BA in communications, marketing, public relations, management, business, political science/public policy or like fields of studies.
Experience Requirements:
Minimum of four years of experience in communications, publishing and/or marketing. Work experience in a non-profit organization a plus.
Special Knowledge Required:
 Excellent writing and editing skills
 Skillful and resourceful researcher and creative thinker. Ability to absorb and articulate verbally and/or in written form original content and/or another person’s thoughts, concepts and observations.
 Good project management and workflow coordination and follow up skills
 Attention to detail and deadlines
 Awareness of current events and topics related to the business community
 Excellent media relations skills
 High computer competency, including Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
 Basic HTML knowledge a plus
Americans with Disabilities Act Statement:
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job duties specifically stated within this job description either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case-by-case basis.
The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is a drug and smoke free workplace.

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Marketing Communications Proposal – United Way of Collier County

United Way of Collier County

Marketing and Communications

Request for Proposal

 The United Way of Collier County is entertaining proposals to advance its Marketing and Communication efforts. Specifically the contracted entity (s) will be accountable to the President and CEO and collaborate with board leaders and partner agencies as directed by the president.

Specific Focus areas to include:

  • Media engagement, placement, follow-up and tracking for and on behalf of the United Way and its partner agencies. (Print, advertising, radio, television, billboards, social, electronic, etc.)
    • Brand management utilizing and building on the already existent United Way worldwide brand materials
    • Material design utilizing and localizing national brand templates. Materials may be inclusive of but are not limited to agency brochure, campaign case statement, campaign training materials, posters, fact sheets, invitations, stationary, annual report, leadership / Tocqueville brochure, endowment brochure, business cards, thank you cards, invitations, campaign tool-kits, newsletters, etc.
      • Recommend and implement enhancements as agreed by the president to web and social media sites belonging to the United Way.
      • Support media, advertising and communication efforts for United Way public events; WALK, Golf Outing, Campaign Kick-off and other special events as approved by the president
      • Design and placement of advertising if approved

Specific responsibilities and expectations to include:

  • Writing, preparing and placing press releases once approved by the President and CEO.
  • Identify strategic appearances and speaking engagements where the CEO, board leaders, and partner agencies should be presenting the United Way story.
  • Manage overall content development to keep the United Way web page and social media sites relevant and loaded with fresh material. Proactively seek story ideas.
  • Write scripts, mange online video’s, create / support video as/if needed.
  • Obtain pro-bono services / in-kind donations and/or negotiate best possible pricing.
  • Be immediately available to the President and CEO in response to media needs or opportunities
  • Ability to quickly and accurately turn-around time sensitive projects or requests
  • Submission of bi-weekly progress reports of work performed and media placements achieved
  • Ability to research and develop campaign and community data providing a case for support from member partners and United Way leadership

Must demonstrate a track record of success and non-profit media experience desired.

Proposals and letters of interest may be submitted electronically to: steve.sanderson@uwcollier.org

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Media Relations Specialist Got friends …in the media? …on Facebook/Twitter? Love to write? Design?

Media Relations Specialist

Got friends …in the media? …on Facebook/Twitter? Love to write? Design?

Need a cause worthy of your talents? Join the Avow public relations team and put your skills to the test.

Use your media connections, creative writing and design talents, and social media savvy to build awareness, educate, motivate and engage the community.

Description:

Under the direction of the Public Relations Manager, the Media Relations Specialist will:

  • promote organization services in the media, through social media, email and web communications
  • develop and write press releases, story content, blog entries and social media posts
  • develop collateral, event and advertising materials

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will:

  • be mission driven, team-oriented and enjoy a fast-paced working environment.
  • possess excellent written communication skills
  • have experience using graphic design software (Creative Suite ideal)
  • be comfortable networking
  • have one to two years related experience; BA preferred

Benefits:

This is only a summary of our employee benefits; it is subject to change. Please call our Human Resources department at (239) 261-4404 if you have questions.

  • Medical insurance (PPO) with prescription drug co-pay or HDHP w/HSA
  • Dental insurance
  • Life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance
  • Long term care insurance
  • Retirement savings plan (TSA/403(b) matching program)
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Bereavement leave for family and pets
  • Direct deposit
  • Credit union availability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid time off
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • In-house continuing education opportunities
  • Discounted memberships at local area Fitness Centers
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Other employer-sponsored activities

EOE,ADA, Tobacco and Drug-free Workplace. Pre-Employment Drug Screening is required

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