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DIRECTOR - PUBLIC RELATIONS

DIRECTOR - PUBLIC RELATIONS

Requisition ID 
2017-15659
Job Location(s) 
US-FL-Hollywood
Seminole Property 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Category 
Marketing
Shift 
Varies
Position Type 
Full Time

Opportunity Details

Overview

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, features a AAA Four Diamond resort with 469 luxury rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightlife, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, and premium meeting and convention space. As South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, Seminole Hard Rock hosts top-name acts at its 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena and offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. The resort also features contemporary and casual eateries, including Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 164 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.

Responsibilities

The Director of Public Relations is responsible for developing and executing Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s public relations programs that promote awareness and attract a quality clientele to the casino resort. The Director of Public Relation will manage project development and implementation, facilitate media interaction, proactively develop pitches and cultivate relationships with media, partners and local community influencers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and maintain media relationships (locally, regionally, nationally and internationally) to result in editorial coverage for Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.
  • Proactively pitch property amenities to include writing of pitches, development of trend ideas, journalist interaction, facilitation of property visits and evaluation of incoming requests for merit, including making recommendations on participation and coordination of all details.
  • Manages all media relations related to hotel, food & beverage, security, entertainment, celebrity and nightlife.
  • Strong local media contacts including national, regional and local.
  • Writing interesting and effective press releases which generate media coverage.
  • Manage relationships with agencies of record and align internal corporate resources for a cohesive plan and ensure all deliverables are met timely and accurately
  • Coordination with property executive team including working closely with the Vice President of Marketing, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Hotel Operations and Security.
  • Planning and attending all on and off property press events including red carpets, grand openings, player events, concerts, celebrity appearances, nightlife opportunities, etc.
  • Develop strategic public relations plans, media events and announcements related to property-specific initiatives and objectives.
  • Attend and support various charity and sponsorship events within the community/ on property
  • Conduct media interviews, professionally appear on-camera and on-air for radio.
  • Manage on-site filming of television shows, feature films, news programs, photo shoots, media familiarization trips, executive interviews and radio remotes.
  • Hire in house photographer and videographer for media related events.
  • Draft and distribute press releases; media follow up calls to garner coverage. Develop talking points and interview preparation.
  • Attend regularly scheduled property meetings with marketing and operations teams to determine relevant content for media outreach and develop strategy for programming.
  • Be proficient in the preparation and monitoring of annual budget, monthly budget justification and monthly/quarterly projections.
  • Manage managers and coordinators, overseeing workloads, setting priorities and responding to personnel issues.
  • Manages Human Resources responsibilities for assigned department to include: creating a work environment that promotes teamwork, performance feedback, recognition, mutual respect and employee satisfaction; quality hiring, training and succession planning processes that encompass the company’s diversity commitment.
  • Oversee internal project teams and directing outside agencies to execute on PR strategies/projects.
  • Performs other job related duties as requested.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or equivalent education and experience.

                                                         

  • At least 10 years of leadership experience within Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or related field.
  • Strong organization skills a must. Detail-oriented and multi-task during high-stress situations.
  • Able to meet short-notice deadlines.
  • Able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and passion for media relations practice and social media strategy.
  • Able to manage high impact and critical communications situations.
  • Strong working knowledge of local, regional and national media industry.
  • Demonstrated professional, effective writing skills and polished verbal skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to lead and mentor a team.
  • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.

 

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The Casino environment is hectic, fast-paced and often crowded and noisy. May be exposed to casino related environmental factors including, but not limited to, second hand smoke, excessive noise and constant exposure to general public. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with guests in English, specific to position duties and responsibilities.

 

Closing:

 

The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job requirements. Second preference is given to members of other federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job requirements.

As part of Seminole Gaming’s employment process, final candidates will be required to obtain gaming licensure by completing a background check with Seminole Gaming Compliance and Regulations, prior to an offer being extended. These background checks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Credit Check
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Screen    

 

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Disclaimer
While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the current job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).

 

 

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