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Director, Communications

Company: Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
Location: Charlotte, NC
Job Type: Full Time
Date Available: 8/1/2020

Title:  Director, Communications

Reports to:  Dual reporting structure to CMO and SVP Advocacy & Public Affairs

Interfaces with:  CLT Alliance leadership; Marketing andAdvocacy teams, business and community leaders, news media, CLT Allianceinvestors/volunteers and various constituencies

Objective:  Responsible for managing CLT Alliance brand and reputation in the market, including building awareness of the organization’s mission, strategic initiatives, and activities among investors, community at large, and through earned media opportunities.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  1. Leverage the organization’s strategic initiatives and regional assets to proactively promote and secure opportunities that position the CLT Alliance and region favorably to key audiences, including business, community at large, and media.
  2. Work closely with Engagement and Investment teams to fully and meaningfully integrate the CLT Alliance’s value proposition into all programming, events and investor dialogue.
  3. Develop and manage an editorial calendar to ensure consistent visibility for the organization and region; and use as a tool to pitch opportunities for international, national, and local media.
  4. Lead the annual strategy development and execution for the earned media platforms with the support of the CLT Alliance teams ensuring that they meet annual goals. 
  5. Manage execution of reputation-management resources (ie, DCI – Development Counsellors International) to ensure on-going value and exposure for the Charlotte region.
  6. Facilitate and maintain local and regional media relationships through regular personal contact and the distribution of news releases, announcements, and updates on CLT Alliance activities.
  7. Respond to and coordinate needs related to media, PR, and speaking or interview requests, and assist investors and/or CLT Alliance staff with high quality public relations, communications, and media relations assistance.
  8. Manage process and work with Marketing team to develop all CLT Alliance print and digital publications; support social media plans and activities as needed.
  9. Oversee development and execution of the Weekly Digest distributed to membership weekly as well as create Alliance Alert electronic updates when relevant; manage the news section of the website and oversee home page news.
  10. Serve as key member of the Marketing and Advocacy teams to assist with content, scripting, video, photography, and other needs.
  11. Handle other requests and projects that may be assigned by the CMO, SVP Advocacy and Public Affairs, and President and CEO.

Qualifications

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple complex projects and thrive in a fast-paced environment 
  • Seven-plus years working in public relations or communications field; management experience a plus
  • Strong writing and communications skills; bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish proficiently preferred
  • Proven media relations track record and polished on-air/interviewer skills; relationships with local and regional media a plus

How To Apply

Please download and complete the application, forward with cover letter and resume to lcollins@charlotteregion.com.

https://charlotteregion.com/pages/career-opportunities/

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