Job Description Director of Marketing & Communications Founded in 1888, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. We’re a fast-paced Marketing and Communications Department within the area’s largest business organization, with a mission of improving the economic prosperity and quality of life in the L.A. region. Our work revolves around policy advocacy, international trade, leadership development, education and workforce development and business development programs. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com. Position The Director of Marketing & Communications oversees L.A. Area Chamber’s marketing and communications department. The Director of Marketing & Communications reports to the Senior Vice President of Membership & Operations. The Director of Marketing & Communications is responsible for the department budget and supervises staff including: the Senior Interactive Marketing Manager, the Marketing Communications Manager, the Communications Manager and the Graphic Designer. This is a salaried exempt position with full benefits, including paid sick leave, vacation, 401(k) participation, health, vision and dental. Job Description Produce, manage and implement the Chamber’s annual marketing and communications plan including branding, promotions, media and online strategies and tactics for the organization. Work closely with the President & CEO and public policy executives to articulate the Chamber’s public policy agenda and amplify advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal level. Edit and write press releases, speeches, marketing materials and articles for the Chamber’s print publications, blog, email newsletters and Web site. Develop and implement the Chamber’s media strategy and maintain relationships with external media that result in the Chamber being recognized as “the voice of business” in the region. Lead the Chamber’s online strategy and oversee day-to-day management of the Chamber’s Web site, blog and Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter presence. Direct the production of the Chamber’s publications including: the annual magazine and member directory Los Angeles Business; The VOICE print quarterly newsletter; and eNewsletters L.A. Business This Week, Inside International Trade and Forward Motion. Oversee the production of all printed communications produced by the Chamber including sales and marketing materials, event signage and other print collateral pieces. Oversee advertising in the Chamber’s print publications, and manage external advertising opportunities. Manage the Chamber’s brand strategy and brand assets. Demonstrate a commitment to the Chamber mission in all work produced. Requirements Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism or related field. Masters degree a plus. 7+ years experience in marketing and communications preferred. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Must demonstrate mastery in writing press releases, op-eds, news articles, executive speeches and marketing collateral (provide samples). Ability to work professionally and effectively with C-level executives Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines in fast-paced office environment. Understanding of Los Angeles business and political markets and established media relationships a plus To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to Senior Vice President of Membership & Operations, David Eads firstname.lastname@example.org.
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