Position Title: Communications Coordinator & Film Commission Liaison
Company: Visit SLO CAL
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Functional Area: Communications & Film SLO CAL
Reports to: Vice President of Marketing
Employment Type: Full-Time Hourly
Education Required: Four-Year Related Degree (or equivalent experience)
Experience Required: 2+ Years
Salary Range: $15-21.50 per hour, plus benefits, DOE
Visit SLO CAL is the non-profit countywide destination marketing and management organization (DMMO) for San Luis Obispo County. Its mission is to “Inspire travel and foster our unique experiences to create life-long ambassadors and economic growth for San Luis Obispo County.” Its goal is to promote San Luis Obispo County through marketing, advertising, public relations, group sales, promotions, events and sponsorship, branding the region as a choice destination for regional, national and international travelers alike. Visit SLO CAL works in partnership with tourism industry-related businesses including lodging properties, restaurants, wineries, breweries, activities, local community destination marketing organizations and the state tourism organization, Visit California, to create a unified marketing approach that promotes the culinary, coastal and cultural assets of the county.
Film SLO CAL is the countywide film commission program operated by Visit SLO CAL to promote and facilitate commercial and professional film and photography projects in San Luis Obospo County. The goal of Film SLO CAL is to increase the positive economic impact of the film industry in SLO CAL through promotion, marketing, collaboration and efforts to reduce duplication among the film commissions and permitting offices in the county. Film SLO CAL works closely with the local, regional and state film professionals and commissions to execute their mission. For more information, visit SLOCAL.com and FilmSLOCAL.com.
Are you excited about sharing SLO CAL with filmmakers and the media?
Do you have a drive for building relationships and achieving goals?
Do you enjoy wearing multiple hats and thrive in a fast-paced environment?
Are you a good writer with experience in technology and a knack for storytelling?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, we'd love to talk with you about the Communications Coordinator & Film Commission Liaison position at Visit SLO CAL. We seek a talented, organized, driven, passionate, detail-oriented and collaborative person to join our team. This position is integral to our goals of increasing awareness of SLO CAL as a destination and film location, and it is a vital part of our overall success.
Here's what your day will look like
You will have the responsibility of working with the Director of Communications to implement proactive communications tactics, respond to in-bound requests, execute public relations plans and track progress. You will also be the main point of contact and owner of film industry relationships, working with the marketing team to host location managers, provide guidance on film permitting, manage leads to external film partners, track progress and generally promote filming in SLO CAL. Anyone able to pivot around that many priorities will be a valued member of our team! You will work with the marketing team and others to achieve these tactics.
You will write press releases and materials, copywrite for the website and blog, and develop hosting itineraries – all while promoting a positive public image for Visit SLO CAL and representing the SLO CAL destination. Other duties include:
You will become a brand guru by collaborating with staff and partners, including the local film offices and destination marketing organizations, to achieve and maintain brand consistency; coordinate messages and efforts; and maintain excellent standards in internal and external communications.
Who are you?
Internal & External Communications:
Film SLO CAL:
Visit SLO CAL, an equal opportunity employer, offers an exciting opportunity for qualified, career-motivated professionals. We provide competitive compensation and the chance to work with talented people in a successful, fast-paced and pleasant environment. We offer many premium benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, vacation time and much more.