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Visit Seattle is now hiring for the following positions:
  • Marketing Manager
  • Partner Services Coordinator
Office Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. 
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, 10 paid office holidays, employer-paid medical, dental and vision, plus 401k with employer matching.

Visit Seattle is currently looking for an exceptional student to fill the following Intern position:
  • Public Relations Intern - Fall


MARKETING MANAGER

Visit Seattle is now hiring for a Marketing Manager to join our team of dedicated, service-oriented professionals.  Works in collaboration with members of the Marketing department to effectively promote Seattle as a destination.

We are looking for a polished professional who has strong experience in social media and website content development, is organized and timeline driven who can be depended upon to meet deadlines, and consistently delivers top-level service to both internal and external customers.   The main responsibilities of the Marketing Manager are to manage Visit Seattle social media channels and to create innovative and effective marketing programs that build brand awareness and drive visitors to Visit Seattle message outlets.  The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of marketing and public relations as they relate to the hospitality industry and an understanding of the role of Visit Seattle as a destination marketing organization in the community. 

List of Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with creative agency to manage multi-channel leisure advertising campaign
    1. including media plans, creative, budget, reporting, etc.
    2. track all campaign activities for reporting purposes
  • Act as marketing and creative liaison for special events such as Taste Washington, 20something, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, etc.
  • Be an active member of the social media team:
  • Be the voice of the city and Visit Seattle when appropriate
  • Identify new opportunities to grow fans and followers
  • Look for ways to integrate different channels of social media into all aspects of the business
  • Be a brand steward, ensure continuity in our marketing message and voice
  • Work with team members and partners to create strategic partnerships
  • Utilize research to provide perspective on market opportunity growth
  • Stay up-to-date on marketing, advertising and social media trends to ensure marketing department stays inspired and current
  • Research and stay current on competitive landscape – provide perspective on creating points of differentiation

Core Competencies:

  • Four-year degree from an academic institution required
  • Two plus years of related experience required
  • Experience managing advertising campaigns either from client-side or agency-side preferred
  • Experience in event marketing preferred
  • Knowledge of marketing and public relations as they relate to the hospitality industry desired.
  • Knowledge of the hospitality industry and its importance to the local economy; ability to understand the role of Visit Seattle in the community.
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, judgment, diplomacy and maintain confidentiality in a wide variety of internal and public situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to resumes@visitseattle.org or apply online HERE.
 


PARTNER SERVICES COORDINATOR


Visit Seattle is now hiring for a Partner Services Coordinator to join our team of dedicated, service-oriented professionals. This position provides administrative support to the Partner Services department.

The successful candidate will be a demonstrated self-starter who takes initiative, is extremely organized, who exhibits excellent and consistent follow through, creativity and responsibility.  There are lots of moving parts in this position, so candidate must be able to handle multiple projects and priorities with poise, enthusiasm, accuracy and efficiency.  We’re looking for someone who understands and embraces Visit Seattle’s mission, who is highly service and team-oriented and who is able to deliver consistently top-level service to both internal and external customers.  This position requires a lot of contact with partners and vendors, so the successful candidate will be very personable and professional in their communication style and demeanor.  The ideal candidate has a true interest in working and growing in the hospitality industry.  This is a full time position with paid medical, dental, vision and 401k plan with employer matching.

List of Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides administrative and sales support to Director and Manager of Partner Services and Director of Business Development
  • Enter and maintain new and existing partner information into database and files 
  • Process new partners and new partner payments
  • Prepare monthly partnership reports
  • Prepare or customize partnership reports
  • Maintains inventory of partnership sales materials
  • Administer email blasts and mailings to partners and partner prospects
  • Attend and assist at partnership events
  • Assists and works with Director and Marketing on partner events to include preplanning, registration, e-blasts, name tags, surveys and attending event
  • Create and distribute all partner billing and process payments
  • Assist with collections
  • Prepares partner listings output for Visit Seattle publications and proof listings prior to publishing.
  • Assist in internship program to deliver valuable learning in area of administrative duties.
  • Manage publication inventory and oversight of Certified Folder relationship

Education, prior work experience and specialized skills and knowledge: 

  • Bachelors degree in related field preferred
  • 3 years relevant administrative experience desired
  • Strong background using computers, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook programs
  • Experience with basic database software and data entry
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to handle diverse colleagues, multiple projects and priorities at the same time
  • Able to work efficiently and accurately with minimal supervision
  • Strong service approach with both internal and external customers
  • Consistently positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language, English, used in the workplace.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to resumes@visitseattle.org or apply online HERE .


PUBLIC RELATIONS FALL INTERN


Public Relations:  The primary function of the Visit Seattle Relations/Communications department is to increase the economic impact of tourism in the city and county through coverage by the media. The department also oversees organizational and tourism industry communications.

Job description:
The Public Relations/Communications Internship allows college students to become involved in, and learn about, both the tourism industry and professional public relations.

Hours:              20 hours per week
Timeline:          Fall 2014; (3- and 6-month internships)
Compensation: $10/hr plus ORCA card for duration

Scope of Work:
Intern will participate in a number of projects, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting visiting journalists: This may require fact checking of stories, coordinating photos, arranging interviews and working with local hotels, restaurants and attractions
  • Assisting with web site posting, editing and photo procurement
  • Writing, editing and researching for press releases, newsletters, reports, publications and other organizational documents
  • Photo library maintenance and development; storing and organizing new and existing photos
  • Developing media lists and editorial calendars
  • Responding to media requests for in-depth information
  • Assembling press kits, maintaining photo/video library and general office coordination and assistance.
  • Tracking media coverage through the department’s clipping service and compiling reports
  • Assisting with publications, website postings and other organizational communication projects such as annual reports, organizational newsletters and more
  • Assisting with social media posting, tracking and planning
Learning objectives:
This position is open to a Junior or Senior communications student interested in gaining real world experience working in an in-house PR and communications department.

Desired Skills:
The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:
  • Senior undergraduate standing (junior, graduate students and recent graduates considered)
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Social media understanding, experience preferred
  • Graphic design, HTML knowledge/experience/interest preferred
To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to PR@visitseattle.org.

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2014


AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES SPECIFICATIONS

Physical Demands
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must be able to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours per day.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing most of the duties of this job, the employee may not be exposed to weather condition. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Employee will occasionally be required to travel and attend out of office meetings and after hours events.
                   
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT Visit Seattle is an equal opportunity employer. It is Visit Seattle's policy that employees and prospective employees be treated with respect and without discrimination because of their age, marital status, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, or any other legally-protected status. It is our policy to conform to all applicable laws and regulations affecting all protected classes. It is Visit Seattle’s policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws prohibiting discrimination against applicants or employees with disabilities. Visit Seattle will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities in all the terms and conditions of employment, including the recruitment and hiring process.