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Open positions at VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Below are the following positions open at Visit Philadelphia:

Business Content Manager, April 2016
Web Project Manager, March 2016
Digital Content Coordinator, March 2016
Media Relations Manager, March 2016

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Business Content Manager

Description:

The Business Content Manager will provide key support to the Vice President of Communications in the development and management of VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s business content strategy. The Business Content Manager reports to the Editorial Director.

The primary areas of responsibility for this position are as follows:

  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Communications on writing business communications plan for the year
  • Concept and write business press materials
  • Help media relations team develop business stories and pitches for the press
  • Work with research team to tell compelling stories based on visitor stats
  • Produce presentations and speaking points for annual stakeholder and press events
  • Assist Editorial Director in writing the company's annual report
  • Concept, write and/or edit monthly Dear Colleague letter, weekly Stories of the Week and other corporate email communications
  • Edit (and write when appropriate) company award entries
  • Write op-eds, staff bios and other business materials as needed
  • Produce corporate collateral: Tourism Timeline, year-end web/social stats, etc.
  • Manage and grow company LinkedIn account
  • Write, edit, fact check and proofread general press materials as needed

Qualifications:

The candidate for this position should possess the following skills:

  • At least three years of business writing experience
  • Proficient in editing, writing and proofreading
  • Must be highly organized
  • Proficient in PowerPoint
  • Experience using Google Analytics (preferred)
  • Experience using an online content management system, such as WordPress (preferred)
  • Have a passion for Philadelphia and the region

Educational Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S.

If interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@visitphilly.com.

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Web Project Manager

Description:

The Web Project Manager is responsible for managing projects of varying sizes for VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s websites, visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com. The Web Project Manager is charged with coordinating, trafficking, tracking, scheduling and managing the diverse components of web projects (design, development, QA, content, etc.) in order to execute these projects effectively, efficiently and on time and on budget. The Web Project Manager is charged with managing several different website projects with different vendors at the same time. This position reports to the Vice President, Digital Strategy.

The primary areas of responsibility for this position are as follows:

Project Management

  • Coordinate, communicate, traffic, track, schedule and manage the diverse components of web projects (design, development, QA, content, etc.) in order to execute these projects effectively and efficiently
  • Manage and coordinate deadlines, content needs, design and development needs, and other project requirements
  • Communicate project-related information to both internal Dept. staff and external vendors
  • Coordinate and communicate the status of project deliverables, deadlines, individual tasks, and other responsibilities with project team members
    • Ensure both internal and external tasks are completed in accordance with the project scope and ensure project stays on schedule
    • Traffic and track tasks assigned to external and internal VP Web staff
  • Manage project communication between VISIT PHILADELPHIA departments, project stakeholders, partners and other relevant parties
  • Organize project QA and compile notes, comments and feedback to be given vendors
  • Compile and send feedback and direction to vendors from VP Web staff
  • Draft detailed project scopes and timelines and define project milestones
  • Assist with organization and prioritization of web projects
  • Obtain necessary approvals and sign-offs from project team members
  • Test new developments, UIs and applications for the website across platforms and browsers
  • Gather and share website performance metrics and analytics reports

Adminstrative

  • Process project invoices
  • Assist in creating presentations
  • Coordinate and schedule project meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

The candidate for this position should possess the following skills:

  • Collaborative worker; able to work across all VISIT PHILADELPHIA departments with staff at all levels
  • Candidates will ideally have some working knowledge in most of the following: Google Docs, WordPress, and basic HTML
  • Proficiencies in the following applications desired: a Web Project Management System (e.g. Basecamp, Asana, etc.), a Web Content Management System (e.g., Wordpress, Drupal, etc.), basic HTML, Google Docs, Adobe Photoshop, Google Analytics
  • Willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Creative, organized and flexible
  • Ability to adapt quickly
  • 2 - 4 years web project management or web experience
  • Passion for Philadelphia and the five-county region

Educational Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S.

If interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@visitphilly.com.

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Digital Content Coordinator

Description:

The VISIT PHILADELPHIA Digital Content Coordinator will work on VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s websites, visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com. The Digital Content Coordinator will work with the VP Web Team on a variety of content-focused projects, including content research, fact-checking, data entry, brainstorming and writing for VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s two main web properties, visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com. The Digital Content Coordinator is charged with assisting the VISIT PHILADELPHIA Web content team with maintaining existing content and coordinating the addition of new content on visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com. This position reports to the Digital Content Director.

The primary areas of responsibility for this position are as follows:

  • Fact check content to be published on visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com
  • Provide data entry support for content to be published on visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com
  • Research event-based information to support content on visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com
  • Assist with the maintenance of database of hundreds of attractions, restaurants and shops on visitphilly.com
  • Assist with the writing and publication of a variety of types of posts and web pages on VISIT PHILADELPHIA websites, e.g. a restaurant page, an event page, an article page, a neighborhood guide, a blog post, etc.
  • Participate in producing innovative content ideas for visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com, and help evaluate utility of the site
  • Provide administrative support for the Web team in conjunction with department-based projects
  • Communicate with external PR contacts over the phone, online and in-person to acquire additional information for content on VISIT PHILADELPHIA websites
  • Help test new website features and developments across platforms and browsers
  • Assist with tracking performance of content and creating traffic reports for projects and events
  • Assist with social media
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

The candidate for this position should possess the following skills:

  • Ideal candidates will possess a passion for Philadelphia as well as strong writing skills and keen attention to detail
  • Candidates will ideally have some working knowledge in most of the following: Google Docs, WordPress, and basic HTML
  • Willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Creative, organized and flexible
  • Ability to adapt quickly
  • 0-2 years relevant experience

Educational Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S.

If interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@visitphilly.com.

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Media Relations Manager

Description:

The Media Relations Manager will execute national and local media relations along all of VISIT PHILADELPHIA® (“VISIT PHILADELPHIA”) storylines, with additional expertise in the Hispanic media market. The person in this position will assist with outreach for long- and short-term projects using the full range of communications tactics to a wide array of media types. S/he will also provide support to our Hispanic marketing program and assist with its execution, media and social media.

The primary areas of responsibility for this position are as follows:

Media Relations

  • Conduct national and local press outreach on behalf of all VISIT PHILADELPHIA projects
  • Generate national and local press coverage (print, TV, radio, blogs and social) as well as in Hispanic media at mainstream and niche publications
  • Continuous research and relationship building with target media to support tourism campaigns and special projects
  • Update and maintain media lists for niche and general markets and other projects as needed
  • Host and design relevant itineraries for individual reporters or press groups trips through our Visiting Journalists Program
  • Assist with execution of VISIT PHILADELPHIA annual Hispanic marketing campaign plan and sponsorships with guidance from the Senior Media Relations Manager

Social Media

  • Use social media to connect with journalists
  • Assist in the development of social media tactics for campaigns including:
  • Continuous research and relationship building with target media to support tourism campaigns and special projects
  • Update and maintain media lists for niche and general markets and other projects as needed
    • The @PhillyTeAma Twitter account
    • Provide input on Spanish language content to promote on Visit Philly Facebook page

Content

  • Through media research and relationships, provide input to the general content development process
  • Translate content from English to Spanish
  • Develop new ideas for Spanish language and Hispanic themed content pieces

General PR/Administrative Functions

  • Provide onsite event support for activations and media events
  • Support to the Visiting Journalists Program
  • Provide administrative support for the communications team when needed
  • Monitor media, websites, blogs and social media networks relevant to VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Ongoing Responsibilities

  • Keep up to date on travel/lifestyle media and best practices
  • Stay abreast of current events within the Hispanic community and present potential opportunities to VISIT PHILADELPHIA
  • Leverage mainstream campaigns to Hispanic audiences (Con Cariño, Philadelphia XOXO, With Art Philadelphia, Philadelphia Towns)
  • Attend appropriate professional development sessions

Qualifications:

The candidate for this position should possess the following skills:

  • Have a passion for Philadelphia
  • Knowledgeable about the city and the five county region
  • Strong track record generating media coverage
  • Familiar with Hispanic audiences at a local and national level
  • Direct experience working with media
  • Experience with PR distribution and evaluation
  • Some experience on marketing to multicultural audiences
  • Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish, written and verbal)
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong computer skills – comfortable with social media
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities
  • Ability to credibly communicate historic sites and cultural attractions of the city appealing to Hispanic travelers

Educational Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S.

If interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@visitphilly.com.

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Visit Philadelphia® is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for each position and internship.

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