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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.
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
Minimum four-year college degree. BA in communications, marketing, public relations, management, business, political science/public policy or like fields of studies.
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.