Thursday, June 9, 2011

Job Opportunity | Communications & Marketing

Job Title: Communications & Marketing Manager

Full-time, Non-Exempt

$16.00 - 19.00/hour, Benefits Provided


Founded in 1900, the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce represents the interests of business in the greater Riverside area by providing members with networking opportunities, promoting the community, and engaging federal, state, and local officials in order to improve the economic prosperity of the Inland region. Visit our website at

Purpose: To lead and organize the marketing efforts for the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and to accomplish the goal of establishing a robust and cohesive brand for the Chamber.

Reports to: President/CEO

Essential Functions/Objectives:
  • Publications: write, edit, and manage the production of the Chamber's monthly publication, Greater Riverside Business (GRB), and weekly e-newsletter, Chamber Communicator. Coordinate production of regular and special publications, including annual Membership Directory and Community Map.
  • Website and Social Media: oversee the design and implementation of the Chamber's website and social network presence, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts. Develop monthly calendar and oversee staff efforts to distribute informational and promotional information via email distribution network.
  • Media & Public Relations: coordinate development of press releases for special events and Chamber activities and ensure distribution to relevant news media. Establish and maintain professional relationships with local media contacts.
  • Event Presentation: develop and implement audio/visual presentations for regular and special Chamber events and activities. Assists Special Events Manager with coordination of annual events, including the Mayor's State of the City Address, Inaugural, and Board of Directors Retreat.
  • Corporate & Member Benefits: manage corporate and member benefits programs, of which duties include: reviewing potential programs, marketing program to membership, reviewing member participation, and collecting royalties.
  • Business Seminars: organize, market, and execute monthly business seminars, of which duties include: organizing speakers, marketing seminars to membership, and facilitating each seminar.
  • Committee Liaison: serve as staff coordinator and liaison for the Marketing and Business In Action committees of the Chamber. Lead the development of the Chamber's annual marketing plans in support of strategic planning objectives.
  • Perform various office duties:  filing, answering phones, etc.
  • Assume additional responsibilities and assignments as requested by the President/CEO.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task concurrent projects and operate in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team or independently with limited supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office and graphics/desktop publishing applications, social media networks, and audio/visual equipment.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Preferred bachelor's degree OR equivalent experience in a professional environment.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs without difficulty.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
To Apply:
  • Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Communications and Marketing Manager Jesse Melgar at  
  • No phone calls please.
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