Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida seeks a Vendor to deliver PUBLIC RELATIONS and MEDIA RELATIONS CONSULTING SERVICES

The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida a not-for-profit organization dedicated to quality early care and education in Lee, Collier, Glades and Hendry Counties, is seeking a vendor to deliver Public Relations and Media Relations Consulting Services in conjunction with the Coalition’s Community Outreach Coordinator.

Please follow the link to the RFP: http://www.elcofswfl.org/downloads-rfp.php

MC2Advertising seeks PUBLIC RELATIONS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Job Description: Public Relations Account Executive

MC2Advertising, a niche advertising agency which specializes in supporting co-op business for the world’s leading quick service restaurant is seeking a seasoned public relations professional. Candidate must be a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills, active on social media, have proven success in pitching stories and a passion for people.

SUMMARY
The candidate will be responsible for the public relations and promotional initiatives for our QSR co-operative client in Ft. Myers, FL. The candidate will create, manage, and implement PR campaigns with the goal of enriching the client’s position within the public eye. Maintaining strong relationships with individual franchisees as well as local media reps is a MUST.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for our client.
  • Work with creative team to create marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic.
  • Create, edit, proofread, and revise communications.
  • Candidate must be willing to routinely travel to Ft. Myers.
  • Design and launch social media campaigns.
  • Promote client’s products and brand through public relations initiatives.
  • Create and deliver press releases, media relations content, social media content and on-site promotional management.
  • Research media coverage and industry trends.
  • Develop fresh story ideas.
  • Conduct extensive media outreach.
  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics.
  • Monthly client update and educational presentations highlighting programs which have been executed and garnering approval of upcoming programs.

FOR CONSIDERATION

Soukup Strategic Solutions, Inc. seeks MARKETING and COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Job Description: Marketing and Communications Specialist

Company Name: Soukup Strategic Solutions, Inc.

Company Web Site: http://www.SoukupStrategicSolutions.com

About Our Organization: The mission of Soukup Strategic Solutions is to provide nonprofit organizations with practical support and strategies that will help them succeed in fulfilling their missions.

Job Location: Work will be performed primarily at the Company office. Meetings will be required at client offices and other locations throughout the Southwest Florida community. Some travel outside of Southwest Florida is required.

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position of 40-hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours will be required to fulfill client needs.

Salary Range: $35,000 – $50,000 per year

Purpose: Responsible for planning, developing and coordinating the Company’s communication, marketing and public relations activities. Manage communication, marketing and public relations projects for clients.

Job Tasks:

Online Marketing and Communication

  • Assist Company and clients in establishing and growing a following on their social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram,YouTube and Google+
  • Research content, share images and write posts for Company and clients on their social media accounts
  • Set goals for increasing social media presence for Company and clients; track and report progress using analytics
  • Establish and manage CRM system for Company and / donor management systems for clients
  • Develop and manage targeted e-marketing lists for Company and clients
  • Design e-marketing templates for Company and clients
  • Sync online marketing programs with contact management systems for Company and clients
  • Design and disseminate online marketing and communication materials for Company and clients (to specifically include researching content, creating ads and writing stories for e-newsletters, blogs, etc.)
  • Track and report response to online marketing methods
  • Manage website content for Company and clients, and ensure integration with CRM, social media other online marketing methods
  • Work with website developer to create new websites
  • Track and report website interactions using analytics
  • Other duties in support of online marketing and communications

Media Relations

  • Prepare press releases for Company and clients and submit to supervisor for approval
  • Distribute approved press releases to media contacts
  • Manage the production and distribution of advertisements and PSA’s (for print, radio and television) for Company and clients
  • Update media contact lists for Company and clients
  • Follow up with media contacts by phone and email
  • Coordinate with other public relations, marketing and graphic design professionals on behalf of Company and clients
  • Other duties in support of media relations

Graphic Design and Publication Production

  • Prepare brochures, programs, banners and other materials as needed using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Create and edit graphics as needed for use on websites, eNewsletters, PowerPoints,etc.
  • Lead and coordinate projects with other graphic design professionals and graphic design intern

Brand Development

  • Assist the President in fine-tuning the Company’s brand
  • Assist clients in developing their unique brands
  • Promote brand recognition through development and distribution of collateral materials for Company and clients
  • Coordinate with other marketing and graphic design professionals on behalf of Company and clients
  • Other duties in support of branding

Event Planning and Support

  • Coordinate venue, menus, presenters, AV setup and other event logistics
  • Create Programs/Save the Dates, Sponsor packets and epromotions
  • Assist with guest lists, seating charts, and name tags
  • Assist with day of event set-up, registration process, and other support as needed

General

  • Meet with supervisor
  • Communicate with clients, vendors and Company employees by phone, email and in person
  • Research information for use in communications
  • Prepare reports on work activities and progress toward company objectives
  • Keep track of and report time on Company timesheet
  • Collaborate with other Company employees and interns
  • Participate in professional associations in marketing, communication, and/or public relations
  • Stay informed on the latest developments within the marketing, communication, and public relations fields
  • Other general duties in support of the Company’s marketing and communication strategies

Work Context

  • Requires remaining stationary for periods of up to four hours
  • Requires telephone conversations
  • Requires interfacing with a computer
  • Requires use of electronic mail
  • Requires writing letters, memos, articles and reports
  • Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams
  • Requires work with others in a group or team
  • Requires work with external customers or the public
  • Requires being exact or highly accurate
  • Mistakes are not easily correctable and have serious consequences
  • Requires meeting strict deadlines
  • Opportunity to make decisions without supervision
  • Requires making decisions that impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company
  • Includes traveling to various locations on and off campus
  • Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions
  • Includes responsibility for work outcomes and results

Education and Experience

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or Journalism preferred)

Experience:

  • Experience in marketing, graphic design/publication layout, nonprofit or corporate communications and public relations required (at least three years)

Specific Knowledge / Skills Required:

  • Customer service
  • English language and grammar
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Power Point
  • Online marketing, including use of email marketing and CRM’s
  • Social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+; use of automation technology and analytics

Specific Knowledge / Skills Preferred:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator
  • MS Office: Excel, Publisher, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge and skills to implement all aspects of PESO model

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, graphic and writing samples, and three references to cindi@soukupstrategicsolutions.com

eBella Magazine seeks EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Job Description: Editorial Assistant

eBella Magazine is seeking an editorial assistant. This person would work hand-in-hand with our editorial department, interviewing, researching, writing stories for publication in eBella, our monthly magazine created to inspire and empower women. This person would be familiar with AP style (or learn to use the online stylebook), social media, and have excellent written and verbal skills, as well as a creative mind.

This is a part-time position, hourly salary negotiable.
Contact Cammi Clark, associate publisher, cammi@marketcrank.com

True Blue Communications seeks ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Job Description: Account Executive

True Blue Communications is seeking an ambitious Account Executive to work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. The right candidate will have exceptional knowledge of public relations and integrated marketing communications, a proven record of media relations results, strong interviewing skills and superior copywriting abilities.

Responsibilities:

Media Relations:

  • Conducting strategic media research to identify the news outlets and reporters that align with our clients’ goals
  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with journalists
  • Pitching story ideas
  • Writing press releases, story pitches, guest columns and other media materials
  • Targeted news media outreach
  • Preparing clients for media interviews
  • Attending in-person and phone interviews with clients and journalists
  • Monitoring and reporting news coverage to clients
  • Maintaining an understanding of how the news outlets we target work and an overall awareness of the changing media landscape

Copywriting:

  • Developing content that clearly, concisely and consistently communicates key messages to the appropriate target audience(s)
  • Excellent interviewing and information gathering skills, to develop interesting and compelling stories
  • Ability to write in a variety of styles and tones most appropriate for the format, which could include but is not limited to:
    • News media items (press releases, guest columns, pitches)
    • Email marketing
    • Blogs
    • Websites
    • Presentations/speeches/video scripts
    • Annual reports

Account Management and Client Communication:

  • Managing timelines for multiple projects for multiple clients, delivering excellent quality services on time and within budget
  • Coordinating with other account team members to ensure projects are on schedule and communication is seamless
  • Addressing client needs in a timely manner and proactively communicating with clients on a regular basis
  • Organizing/leading client meetings and conference calls, gathering needed information, and ensuring necessary follow-ups and follow-throughs
  • Gaining necessary approvals on projects, ideas and materials
  • Tracking activities and results

Desired Knowledge & Skills:

  • Self-starting, strategic thinker who is able to thrive in a fast-paced, results-driven environment
  • Superior organizational skills, keen attention to detail
  • Ability to graciously handle pressure and multiple deadlines
  • Persistence in follow-up, able to juggle multiple priorities
  • Excellent client relations skills, positive can-do attitude
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications
  • Powerful writer, detail-oriented editor; command of AP Style
  • Experience in successfully working with media, shown through existing media relationships, along with ability to develop new relationships with journalists
  • Keen interest in the news industry
  • Proactive in offering solutions to communications challenges and opportunities
  • Eager to learn and continuing to grow professionally

Required Experience:

  • At least 4 years of public relations experience
  • Experience in an agency setting is highly preferred
  • Proven experience and results in media relations
  • Professional writing experience and command of AP style
  • Experience with media monitoring tools and media databases
  • Mastery of key computer applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree required – focus on journalism, communications or public relations highly preferred

Compensation:

This is a full-time position based in Clearwater, with paid holidays, vacation and sick days. Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Eligible candidates should email their cover letter, resume, three writing samples and three references to info@truebluecommunications.com.

True Blue Communications will contact those with whom we wish to schedule an interview.

About True Blue Communications:

True Blue Communications is a public relations based in Tampa Bay. We focus on three core areas of service: news media relations, content marketing and communications strategy. We have a varied client list but specialize in business-to-business communications. Our industry specialties include healthcare, commercial real estate, finance and nonprofit. For more information, visit www.truebluecommunications.com.

Naples Art Association seeks MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

Job Description: Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Exempt/Full time/Salary
Reports to: Executive Director

Public Relations

  • Write and submit press releases for print, radio, and tv exposure
  • Write and submit editorials for a variety of publications including Florida Weekly, Naples Daily News, Happenings Arts and Entertainment Magazine, Naples Journals, Neapolitan Family, Life in Naples, etc
  • Outreach to artists for special interest stories
  • Maintain editorial coverage library for sponsors and art association history
  • Manage Social Media Applications – Facebook & Twitter

Member Relations

  • Write, design and distribute monthly ArtEnews – newsletter
  • Write, design and distribute Event Eblasts for festivals, exhibition openings, call for artists, adult classes and ARTScool
  • Maintain Constant Contact email database

Advertising

  • Write, design and place print advertisements for programming and special events hosted by the Naples Art Association.
  • Write scripting for radio commercials and PSAs
  • Write scripting, select images, and work with production company to produce television commercials as needed
  • Submit all calendar events to over 15 online calendar websites (Fox, ABC, United Arts Council, Chamber, Eventful, Naples Daily, etc)
  • With the Executive Director negotiate trade sponsorships with local media
  • Manage advertising budget and expenses and related use of TDC grant funding

Sponsorship Efforts

  • In cooperation with the Development Director, produce an annual sponsorship package for Naples Art Association events
  • In cooperation with the Development Director, manage sponsorship recognition through advertisements, editorials, electronic sponsor board in lobby
  • Assist where needed with sponsorship needs

General NAA Support

  • Photograph art center activities
  • Design event postcards for mailing – Lecture series, exhibitions, festivals, ARTScool
  • Write/Edit and design Educational Materials
  • Assist in drafting and designing miscellaneous forms, letters, education materials, brochures, maps, signage
  • Assist with Call for Artists (as needed)
  • Arrange photographers for exhibitions, festivals, and other events

If interested, contact: Aimee E. Schlehr, CEO/Executive Director
239-262-6517, ext.120
Aimee.Schlehr@naplesart.org

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce seeks COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Job Description: Communications Coordinator

General responsibilities under the direction of the Communications Manager, the Communications Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the deliverable calendar for the department, ensuring that messaging and brand are consistent throughout all communications for the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce (BSACOC), the BSACOC Foundation, the BSACOC Young Professionals, the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council and The Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida.

Sampling of Duties (All Brands):

  • Development of Member Communications: Weekly and Monthly
  • Development of Digital Newsletters
  • Schedule & Facilitate Ribbon Cuttings
  • Written Press Communications
  • Monthly & Special Event Flier Creation
  • Website Updates Including Press Rooms, Job Bank, Page Content, Resources
  • Blog Management Including Content Production and Collection of Member Articles
  • Social Media Implementation
  • Event Photo Management
  • Welcome Bag Brochure Management
  • Communications Report Data Collection and Updates, Press Clippings
  • Year End Sponsorship Reports for Investors
  • Survey Development & Distribution
  • Special Event Video/PowerPoint Creation

Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in communications, public relations and/or publishing.
  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in communications or marketing.
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, CRM database background and website editing applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Exemplary time management skills, high level of motivation, and self-starter skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to handle projects that require critical thinking.
  • Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
  • Must have/maintain a dependable vehicle with proof of license and insurance.

Send cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Christine@BonitaSpringsChamber.com

About the Chamber

The Five-Star nationally accredited Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce strives to serve members, promote an environment where business can grow and prosper and enhance the quality of life of the Bonita Springs area.

We are a primary resource for local residents, visitors, newcomers, business owners and those considering relocation to this beautiful area! We serve the Southwest Florida region in both Lee and Collier County representing business members doing business in Southwest Florida. We have been honored by receiving the prestigious Five-Star Accreditation status! This means we have met the highest benchmarks set by the United States Chamber of Commerce. Only 77 chambers across the entire United States, a total of nearly 7,000 chambers, have attained a five-star level of operation. Statistically, we are in the top 1% of all Chambers in the United States!

Click here to view the national criteria that must be met to achieve five-star accreditation. With an energetic and dedicated staff, we live by our mission to serve our members, promote an environment where business can grow and prosper, and enhance the quality of life of the Bonita Springs area.

Our leadership is comprised of an exceptionally strong Board of Directors, which represent a wide spectrum of businesses in our community. New members are offered a broad range of opportunities to get involved in our chamber, including:

  • More than 120 Networking Events per year to encourage face-to-face relationship building
  • Year-Round professional development and leadership opportunities
  • President’s Club networking for Senior Executives
  • Regional political and legislative advocacy efforts
  • Business exposure through sponsorship opportunities in the Visitors Center, on the website, and at events

 

Coastal Skin Surgery and Dermatology seeks DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Now accepting applications for a Director of Marketing.

The Director of Marketing is responsible for all internal and external marketing efforts including but not limited to, advertising campaigns, branding, website and social media campaigns, coordination and execution, business development initiatives,  physician referral relationship management, event coordination and community outreach efforts.

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and proven experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies to include digital media, website management,  community events and branding. In addition to the marketing strategies our ideal candidate will bring innovative ideas to the practice to promote Coastal Skin Surgery and Dermatology to our community.

Qualified candidates, please forward your resume to cjarrett@coastalskinsurgery.com.

Community Foundation of Collier County seeks DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Director of Marketing

Seeking a Director of Marketing for the Community Foundation of Collier County in Naples, Florida. The Foundation’s mission is to “improve the quality of life in Collier County by connecting donors to community needs and providing leadership on critical community issues. For good. Forever.” The Community Foundation is growing and has over $100 million in assets and 510 funds.

The candidate must have a four-year degree in advertising/marketing or similar field and five years of marketing experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector. Experience with community foundations is a plus. The Director of Marketing is responsible for creating and producing all communications including copy, design and production of print and digital newsletters, the annual report, press releases, all flagship publications, advertisements, correspondence, Powerpoint presentations and social media postings. The candidate will also be responsible for editing and updating the website using WordPress.  The Director of Marketing also provides all marketing support and collateral material for a variety of Foundation events.

The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills and proven experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies that enhance our brand. He or she will work directly with staff, vendors, Foundation committees, media outlets, regional publications and area nonprofit agencies.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please send resume to the Community Foundation of Collier County, 2400 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 300, Naples, FL 34103 or email to ekeesler@cfcollier.org by July 3rd, 2015.

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Seeks COPYWRITER

COPYWRITER

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is the market leader for luxury real estate in Southwest Florida. The firm has nearly 800 associates and employees in more than twenty-four locations in Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Sanibel/Captiva, Venice, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Clearwater, St. Pete, South Tampa, Florida and Linville and Charlotte in North Carolina.

We are seeking a qualified candidate for a Copywriter position in our Marketing Department. This individual will be responsible for utilizing various writing styles to create compelling content for a broad range of marketing collateral. Projects will include web and social media content, advertisements, advertorials, direct mail and email promotions, and other custom content as needed. The Copywriter will maintain a consistent voice in their work and ensure that all copy adheres to brand messaging and style guidelines. The Copywriter will direct report to the PR & Communications Manager.

SUMMARY

Responsible for brainstorming, creating, and transforming ideas into words for web and social media content, advertorials, advertisements, flyers, direct mail literature, and various marketing collateral material.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write creative copy for ads, brochures, websites, and other means of advertising.
  • Research the architectural elements of properties.
  • Determine what makes products appealing to luxury consumers.
  • Work with art directors to create ideas.
  • Update digital media with timely content.
  • Perform search engine optimization techniques.
  • Revise, edit, and proofread content as needed or directed by clients.
  • Respond to feedback in a timely manner.
  • Work within tight deadlines.
  • Proofread copy for spelling and grammar errors.
  • Research competitors and stay abreast of market trends.
  • Explore different ideas and concepts for both the visual and verbal elements in tandem with the creative team.
  • Write press releases announcing new properties, new associates, significant sales, etc.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, marketing, philosophy or a similar discipline.
  • Expert communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills, including the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while under tight deadlines.
  • Experience working in an editorial driven environment, preferably in agency, publishing, media or broadcasting.
  • The ability to write concise, attention-grabbing copy that encourages the reader to take the desired action.
  • Excellent spelling and grammar skills.
  • An understanding of how copy works visually in the context of print and digital collateral.
  • The ability to produce English-language content that can be translated easily into multiple languages.
  • Experience writing about real estate.
  • Familiarity with AP style.
  • Strong project management skills – the ability to own and drive project schedule from start to finish.
  • Familiar with digital marketing strategies and content strategies, such as SEO and Social Media.
  • Strong creativity and passion for creating responsive, original and interesting content.

If interested, contact Jama Dock, Manager, Public Relations & Communications at jama.dock@sothebysrealty.com