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About the Position


CVB Sales Representative

ID: 1638
Title: CVB Sales Representative
Working Title: Interactive Content Specialist
Specialized Field: Interactive Content
Classified or Exempt: Exempt
Department Vacancy: Convention & Visitors Bureau
Division: BCC:Convention and Visitors Bureau
Work Site: 8200 Bryan Dairy Rd., Suite 200
Largo, FL 33777
Work Schedule: 8:30 am -5:30 pm, Evenings/weekends as required
Post Date: 2/23/17
Close Date: 4/2/17
# of Openings: 1
Pay Grade: P3
Pay Range: $49,296.00 - $74,687.00

Description

Pinellas County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), dba “Visit St Pete/Clearwater,” is seeking a highly experienced writer and new media specialist for our Media and Interactive team, to raise awareness and showcase the County through social media platforms.  The successful candidate must have a demonstrable and intimate working knowledge of all applicable new and social media platforms---including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and direct experience in curating content, overseeing development and creating a strategic vision that includes all digital outreaches of a robust online community. Responsibilities include the ability to write clear, concise copy and work on multiple projects simultaneously along with a working knowledge of basic HTML, Drupal CMS, website/blog design and database management. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Media and Interactive Director with considerable latitude for independent judgment and initiative.

 Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • 4 years technical and specialized tourism and hospitality industry experience implementing sales and marketing plans and programs within the tourism and travel industry; or
  • Associate’s degree with major course work in business or hospitality management areas and 2 years’ experience as described above; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Additional Requirement

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary; occasional travel is required.
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

Highly Desirable

  • Fluency in Spanish, both written and oral communications
  • Four years of hands-on experience in writing, developing marketing plans, and implementing new-media and digital strategies
  • Familiarity with the greater St. Petersburg/Clearwater area
  • Experience in the destination marketing industry

Illustrative Tasks (These are examples and are not all inclusive.)

  • Oversee development and implementation (including daily content and strategic vision) of the CVB's digital/social/new media outreaches, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.
  • Analyze and develop social media advertising strategy and plan across all networks.
  • Function as in-house and industry-wide new media expert, developing and sharing strategic vision for all digital outreaches.
  • Write clear, professional, concise copy in a timely manner directed toward a variety of audiences.
  • Work with the CVB’s Community and Partnerships Department to fulfill and amplify the promotion of industry partners and sponsored events. 
  • Collaborate with content manager to assist with copy for e-newsletters, industry updates and a variety of other communications.
  • Work with in-house teams to develop appropriate messaging in support of departmental initiatives.
  • Assist in development of the department budget.
  • Create web videos, photo content, and other marketing materials as needed.
  • Assist in crafting story pitches for delivery to media and tourism partners as needed.
  • Perform related work as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Highly experienced writing skills to create clear, concise content for a variety of outlets, from websites to press releases, articles and more. 
  • Skilled in working in a variety of new/social/digital media platforms
  • Knowledge and experience in creating a functional cross-platform social media strategy.
  • Skilled in creation of web videos and photos that showcase the destination.
  • Knowledge in the use of graphical and video editing software.
  • Knowledge of HTML, Drupal CMS, website/blog design, and database management.
  • Ability to create and manage comprehensive social media marketing campaigns.
  • Knowledge and experience in the destination marketing industry.
  • Knowledge and familiarization with the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area.
  • Ability to speak in front of groups such as CVB staff and tourism industry partners.
  • Ability to zero in on critical activities while working on multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to use time effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines and submit timely reports.

Below is a preview of the supplemental questions you will have to answer during the application process.

Supplemental Preview: What is your minimum starting salary requirement?

Of the following, which statement matches your education and experience?

1 = I possess at least 4 years technical and specialized tourism and hospitality industry experience implementing sales and marketing plans and programs within the tourism and travel industry.

2 = I possess an Associate’s degree with major course work in business or hospitality management areas and 2 years technical and specialized tourism and hospitality industry experience implementing sales and marketing plans and programs within the tourism and travel industry.

3 = I possess a Bachelor’s or higher-level degree with major course work in business or hospitality management areas and 2 years technical and specialized tourism and hospitality industry experience implementing sales and marketing plans and programs within the tourism and travel industry.

4 = I do not possess at least 4 years technical and specialized tourism and hospitality industry experience implementing sales and marketing plans and programs within the tourism and travel industry.

Are you fluent in English and Spanish, both in written and oral communications?
No
Yes

Please select your degree of proficiency in specific Spanish communicative skills: oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills.

Response
No skill
Elementary: Communication at a basic level
Beginner: Novice Spanish in simple context
Intermediate: Low intermediate level
Advanced: Independent, spontaneous
Proficient: Fluent Spanish in complex manner
Superior: Same abilities of a native speaker


This position requires the selected candidate to work various schedules including evenings, weekends and holidays as required.

Are you willing and able to fulfill this requirement?
No
Yes


Of the following, which do you possess?

Commercial Driver's License Class A
Commercial Driver's License Class B
Commercial Driver's License Class C
Noncommercial Driver's License Class E (Regular Driver's License)
I do not possess a valid Florida Driver's License
I possess a valid Driver's License issued by another state


Have you received three (3) or more moving violation convictions in the last three (3) years?
Yes
No

Have you received two (2) or more reckless driving convictions in the past three (3) years?
Yes
No

Has your driver’s license, certification, designation or any similar qualification been suspended or revoked in the last three (3) years?
Yes
No

If yes, please indicate the reason why your driver’s license, certification, designation or any similar qualification was suspended or revoked? Otherwise, type N/A.

Has your driver’s license been suspended for refusing to take a test to show if you were driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the last four (4) years?
Yes
No

Has your driver’s license been revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the last four (4) years?
Yes
No

Is your driving privilege restricted to employment or business purposes only (Florida Driver’s License Restriction C or D)?
Yes
No

Are you required to have an ignition interlock device installed in order to operate a vehicle (Florida Driver’s License Restriction P)?
Yes
No


How many months or years of professional work experience do you possess managing a series of social media accounts -- from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube?

No experience
1-11 months
1-2 years
2-3 years
3-4 years
4-5 years
5-6 years
6-7 years
7-8 years
8-9 years
9-over 10 years

Describe/explain your experience in this area. Include examples of your work in this area. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. If you don’t have this type of experience, type N/A.


How many months or years of professional work experience do you possess creating original content with digital tools such as iPhone, GoPro or social media?

No experience
1-11 months
1-2 years
2-3 years
3-4 years
4-5 years
5-6 years
6-7 years
7-8 years
8-9 years
9-over 10 years

Describe/explain your experience in this area. Include examples of your work in this area. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. If you don’t have this type of experience, type N/A.


How many months or years of professional work experience do you possess writing press releases, articles, etc. for outlets other than social media platforms?

No experience
1-11 months
1-2 years
2-3 years
3-4 years
4-5 years
5-6 years
6-7 years
7-8 years
8-9 years
9-over 10 years

Describe/explain your experience in this area. Include examples of your work in this area. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. If you don’t have this type of experience, type N/A.


How many months or years of professional work experience do you possess managing a robust digital advertising plan across a series of social media accounts?

No experience
1-11 months
1-2 years
2-3 years
3-4 years
4-5 years
5-6 years
6-7 years
7-8 years
8-9 years
9-over 10 years

Describe/explain your experience in this area. Include examples of your work in this area. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. If you don’t have this type of experience, type N/A.

EOE/AA/ADA/DFW/VP

 

Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.

Ciertos miembros del servicio y veteranos, sus esposas/os, y sus familiares reciben preferencia y prioridad en el empleo  con  el gobierno y se les recomienda que apliquen para los puestos.

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