Our client, Visit California, seeks a qualified Public Affairs Manager. You will be responsible for executing a global public affairs program for Visit California with the goal of promoting the relevance of Californias tourism industry. Responsibilities include developing strategies, managing communications tools, and providing oversight of PR agencies and Visit California staff who execute public affairs strategies. Assist with crisis communication strategy and partner engagement. Work closely with the Communications and Executive teams on all facets of public affairs. Communicate with stakeholders to change or shift perspective on issues affecting the state of California and travel and tourism.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Estimated % of Time Activity
40% - Act as point person and project manager for Visit Californias public affairs agency. Develop public affairs strategies and communications plans around ongoing initiatives, including California Tourism Month, Project: Time Off, etc.
20% - Enhance Visit Californias relationships with Tier 1 media. Respond to media inquiries. Draft correspondence and media messages to meet outreach needs at the request of the President/CEO, Vice Presidents and senior staff members. Manage press relations for executives and senior staff. Develop reports communicating program results for internal audiences, industry partners and key stakeholders.
20% - Manage and develop content for online properties devoted to Public Affairs/Travel Matters messaging. Oversee ongoing content strategy for public- and industry-facing digital communications.
10% - Manage aspects of crisis communications, including developing consumer-facing content, overseeing crisis tracking tools, briefing staff, interactions with industry partners and making ongoing updates to Crisis Communications plans.
10% - Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each key duty satisfactorily:
COMPENSATION: Up to $80,000 per year, depending on experience. In addition to a competitive salary, Visit California offers an excellent benefit package. We also offer a fantastic PTO and holiday leave package, 401(k) plan, parking, job-specific skill training and much more!
HOW TO APPLY: Please provide your (1)cover letter and (2) resume IN A SINGLE PDF FILE.
Please respect our clients wishes and do not contact them directly . Doing so may result in disqualification, as they value the ability to follow directions and don't have the time to handle inquiries and/or contact.
Visit California has an organizational commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we welcome all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, national origin, medical condition, U.S. veteran/military status, pregnancy or reasonable accommodation.
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