Director, Marketing Communications – Metro Orlando EDC

The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is seeking an experienced marketing and communications professional to position the region as a premier business location on a local, national and international level.

The ideal candidate will be a high energy, self-motivated team player who has the ability to execute the communications and marketing strategy of the organization and be responsible for measurable results. The person should be a flexible, creative thinker and problem-solver with strong organizational and time management skills.

The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if they are similar, related or logical assignments in support of the EDC mission. EDC employees may occasionally be called upon to provide their unique talents and abilities to solve specific problems or to address specific questions outside their job description. These may be related either to their team’s mission or in support of an organizational goal. As such, they may be asked to participate in a variety of ad-hoc assignments, and are expected to be flexible in their work practices and supportive of other team members.

All employees of the EDC are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the policies and procedures outlined in the EDC Personnel Manual. The director is responsible for understanding this manual.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a key member of the marketing and communications team
  • Research and write content for website, online newsroom, newsletter, social media, collateral, media pitches, press releases, speeches, talking points, sales kits, presentations
  • Proactively pitch media, monitor media leads and respond to queries on an ongoing basis
  • Cultivate relationships with targeted members of the media and influentials
  • Actively monitor targeted outlets and provide proactive issues management
  • Manage social media program
  • Proof and edit a variety of written communications
  • Shoot and edit video content as needed
  • Provide backup support for website needs of the organization
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field
  • At least five years of professional experience
  • Command of the English language, Associated Press style, spelling and grammar
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office – Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel; Google – Alerts, Analytics, AdWords; Lexis-Nexis; CisionPoint; social media platforms for corporate communication purposes – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram; social media measurement
  • Excellent research, writing and editing skills with strong attention to detail
  • Experience in issues management
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and interviewing skills
  • Established media and influencer relationships – locally, nationally, internationally

Desired Skills

  • Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)
  • Bilingual (Spanish, French or German) – oral and written
  • Familiarity with marketing automation and CRM systems
  • Experience in working with high level executives and/or elected officials
  • Video editing skills
  • Website management skills

For consideration, please send a resume and three (3) writing samples to:

Jennifer Wakefield

No phone calls, please.

All submissions are confidential.