Job Postings
Florida State Fair Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Job Postings
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 08:43 AM


 Education:      Must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably with a concentration in business administration, marketing, multi-media development, communications or equivalent experience
Experience:     Must have at least 5 years’ experience in the marketing field with exposure to advertising, promotions, public relations, social media and website content.  Industry knowledge within entertainment, fair industry preferred. 

Skills:   Excellent written and verbal skills, strong communication skills and the ability to work well with other employees, senior management, clients and the general public.  Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented and manage deadlines efficiently.  Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities while remaining calm under pressure.  Must be highly motivated self-starter.  Must possess professional integrity and confidentiality.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, knowledge of Internet/website administration and Adobe Creative Suite. Familiarity to InDesign a plus. 

  • Support the Marketing Director with the marketing campaign for the annual state fair including planning and execution of all advertising, promotional efforts, and public relations.
  • Supervise seasonal or part-time marketing staff.
  • Assists Marketing Director with planning, negotiating and purchasing advertising for the Florida State Fair media campaign as deemed appropriate.
  • Develop, negotiate and execute media trades and promotional agreements for the Florida State Fair to maximize public awareness for the event.
  • Implement online strategies for enhancing public relations through interactive social websites to communicate directly with people.  Manage the Internet marketing and communication efforts on Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, among others based on current trends.
  • Update content for the website as well as manage day-to-day monitoring and updates for external social media accounts according to current Internet trends.                                                                                                                                                      
  • Assists Marketing Director with the management of public relations (PR) efforts for the annual state fair and develop/implement a year-long strategic plan for public relations to support all internal departments.
  • Compose and distribute press releases, handle media inquiries and requests for interviews.
  • Develop opportunities for media coverage with English and Hispanic outlets. Coordinate in-studio interviews and live TV and radio remotes to promote the Florida State Fair and other non-fair events.
  • Track media coverage (news stories) for the Florida State Fair and non-fair events.
  • Coordinate and supervise the design of marketing and multi-media materials, coordinate development of advertisements with graphic designer, manage advertising deadlines.
  • Assist with creating graphic designs as necessary for the website and electronic entrance signs.
  • Manage communications with the diversity committee members to develop initiatives for the Hispanic and African American audience sector.
  • Develop and maintain a media contact list.
  • Obtain price quotes from vendors and analyze them for the best price available before order placement.  Review and approve proofs from vendor to ensure production quality of printed materials.
  • Assist the Marketing Director with forecasting expenses to create a new budget for the fiscal year.
  • Handle purchase requisitions, monitor and track expenses to maintain within the department’s fiscal budget.
  • Establish and maintain positive relations with key media, board members, community organizations and leaders, and the general public.
  • Promote team morale and foster open communication, innovation, and job growth within the department.
  • Attend conventions/conferences, networking opportunities, or other events as necessary for the growth and development of the organization as required.
  • Research award opportunities and gather materials to submit for award entries to national and state associations or conventions.
  • Ability to work on evenings and weekends as deemed necessary; and be on-call for the duration of the Florida State Fair.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to work described herein

Interested applicants should sent resumes to:

Sabrina Permuth

Director of Human Resources

Florida State Fair Authority

Phone: (813) 627-4210   Fax: (813) 740-4536 

Mailing: P.O. Box 11766, Tampa, FL  33680

Physical: 4800 U.S. Hwy 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610

Special Events Manager
Job Postings
Monday, September 30, 2013 11:49 AM

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

West Palm Beach, FL

Job Title:        Special Events Manager
Department:  Development
Reports To:    Director of Development & Marketing
FLSA Status: Exempt       

Interested parties should email resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.
Work with Director of Development in all aspects of development and fundraising activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other
duties may be assigned. 

  • Manage major fundraising events, including but not limited to:  Christmas Ball; Patrons & Benefactors Reception; Publicity Hound, Off the Leash, Walk for the Animals, Blessing of the Animals and other major donor cultivation and recognition events.
  • Assist with all aspects of fundraising & marketing activities including cultivating current relationships with donors, forging new relationships with prospective donors and sponsors
  • Negotiates and manages vendor contracts for events
  • Develop and manage all aspects of the budgets as it relates to community special events and event marketing material
  • Direct and manage all staff and volunteers at special events
  • Manage on-line and off-line donations as related to special events and activities
  • Relay information to website manager to be posted on website and social media sites
  • Manages and collects donation items from businesses such as gift cards and silent auction items
  • Represent the League at public and private events
  • Manage special projects crossing a number of departmental lines
 QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Experience in special event fundraising including planning, production, and management
  • ·       Must support the Animal Rescue League’s mission, policies and practices.
  • ·       Must be able to provide accurate information to the public at all times.
  • ·       Must be able to provide the image consistent with the League values and goals as well as have the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
  • ·       Must be willing to participate in meetings with management, Board, and shelter staff, to share ideas and suggestions designed to improve the organization's ability to meet its objectives.
  • Position requires some nights and weekends as related to special events and activities
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in written and verbal format
  • Must have reliable transportation to events and meetings
  • Must be well organized, flexible, a self starter, and work well under pressure
  • Must have supervisory experience
  • Computer proficient
  • Possession of a valid Florida Drivers license and driving record acceptable to insurance carrier
  • Bachelors Degree with three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Non-profit and gala experience preferred


Computer experience with data base management and publishing programs

  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Raiser’s Edge Knowledge a plus
  • Computer
  • Telephone system
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is consistently required to stand and move.  In addition the employee is constantly required to talk, hear and use hands for grasping, reaching and other operative tasks. The employee is required to stand and sit frequently.  The employee will also be required to bend neck and twist body. The employee will be required to consistently lift an animate or stationary object of up to 20 pounds.


 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to an indoor office environment climate condition. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to animal odors and animal fur.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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