Greater Louisville Inc.
  • 14-Feb-2020 (EST)
  • Communications
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy.  As the region's largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction; nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system; and champions the development of the community's talent base.  As the voice of Greater Louisville's business community, GLI advocates for a pro business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness.  For more information, visit www.greaterlouisville.com.

The Director, Communications and Public Relations will lead public relations and corporate communications.

Build and maintain a positive public image for the organization. Writes and edits letters, speeches, news releases, op-eds, and other communication content. Create and oversee the production of all organization wide communications, including but not limited to e-communications, economic development and advocacy announcements and news conferences; seek out stories from internal and external resources. Manage and maintain the GLI website and curate digital content for the organization. Generate positive public relations for the organization.

  1. Ensure communication strategy is consistent and reflects the organization's strategic vision. This includes reviewing correspondence distributed from all departments of the organization.
  2. Prepare remarks for GLI CEO and other senior leadership as requested
  3. Writing and managing timely process of member communications, including digital content
  4. Write, proofread and edit copy for letters, speeches, new releases
  5. Serve as executive editor for the organization's website and the GLI Communications calendar
  6. Serve as public relations and communications advisor to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions; define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.
  7. Serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions
  8. Oversee the organizations messaging and develop high level departmental communication strategies
  9. Analyze website traffic and implement best practices to elevate the GLI brand
  10. Create and manage the GLI Communications budgets
  11. Work with media outlets on stories, handle inquiries, and arrange interviews. Manage media and public relations and maximize media opportunities serving as point of contact for all media request and organizational inquires
  12. Coordinate news conference and announcements
  13. Write and edit copy for various publications, media and internal audiences such as board and investors. This includes op-eds, GLI e-newsletter, top investor update, chamber of the year application content, and annual report and others as needed
  14. Work closely with internal and external teams/partners and the Marketing team
  15. Perform other work as assigned.

Must be accessible outside of normal business hours for public relations communications.

Bachelor's Degree plus four (4) years of writing or journalism experience. A combination of education and experience may be substituted when proficiency is demonstrated.

Excellent organizational and administrative skills are essential to manage multiple projects, as well as excellent communications and writing skills. Must be able to work with deadlines.  

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