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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Travel Leaders Group - Public Relations/Communications Specialist

 OVERVIEW

The Public Relations/Communications Specialist will need to communicate information rapidly and clearly in an ever-changing environment. This position needs to vigorously promote the family of brands in a favorable and honest light to external and internal audiences, including, but not limited to, the news media and other affiliated agencies. This position also requires the ability to strategize on means to effectively and proactively communicate with all external and internal audiences, frequently on extremely tight deadlines.

This position can be located out of offices in either Plymouth, MN or Alexandria, VA.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Public/Media Relations:

Work with national and local print, radio, TV and electronic news media, as well as with travel trade media to effectively position the company and family of brands before external audiences

Act as spokesperson for Vacation.com, Tzell, Travel Leaders Corporate and Nexion

Seek out PR opportunities for Vacation.com, Tzell, Travel Leaders Corporate and Nexion

Create, write and disseminate news releases for Vacation.com, Tzell, Travel Leaders Corporate and Nexion

Counsel and advise executives from Vacation.com, Tzell, Travel Leaders Corporate and Nexion on PR matters

Handle all media and publicity for annual meetings for Vacation.com and Nexion, including inviting and hosting news media, news media briefings, writing and dissemination of news releases, etc., also handling media and publicity for Travel Leaders Corporate participation in GBTA

Manage PR activity for Vacation.com in Canada

Communications:

When appropriate, coordinate and distribute system-wide member communications on behalf of Vacation.com and Nexion

Conduct surveys and polls, compile information for news releases and corporate rankings

Create white papers on topics that have inherent public relations value

Create, write and disseminate "talking points" on critical travel industry topics for Travel Leaders Group entities, including franchisees and members

Create and maintain all executive bios and photos for Vacation.com, Tzell, Travel Leaders Corporate and Nexion

Create and maintain PR kits for Vacation.com, Tzell, Travel Leaders Corporate and Nexion

Apply online now.