Media & Marketing Staff (Full-Time, Permanent)

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Dolphin Research Center
58901 Overseas Highway
Grassy Key, FL 33050
United States
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Functions / Expectations Social Media Curate/schedule engaging content for daily posts to DRC social media platforms Monitor social media platforms for customer questions, etc. Host Facebook Lives when needed Media Relations Assist with screening & responding to media requests Assist in preparing for/managing on-site media visits Help write & submit press releases Assist in developing stories to pitch to media Team with other departments to prepare talking points and position papers on various issues Participate in manatee rescue missions as liaison with public and media Maintain press clippings notebooks and media archive Marketing & Advertising Help manage marketing, advertising and promotional activities in terms of effectiveness and cost, including Google AdWords account agency Help oversee DRC's website, coordinating new content, changes. etc.; support other departments with changes to relevan areas of website Help manage DRC's printed and digital marketing and advertising materials, including distribution Recommend changes and develop new initiatives in all activities to maximize value Assist in preparing annual marketing/advertising plan and budget, keyed directly to DRC's mission, principle and philosophy, operating objectives and public image Support to Other Departments Help to curate content for and help create monthly What's New feature for Members Only area of website, Formal Pod Update bi-monthly for same area Create monthly electronic newsletter for members Miscellaneous Help oversee DRC website context and design; implement overall changes; provide training and assistance to other departments that also manage website areas Coordinate, edit and write for Dolphin Society Newsletter Represent DRC at Florida Attractions Association & Local chambers of commerce Assist with DRC outreach to elected officials Coordinate miscellaneous special activities involving DRC Support other departments' communications needs with writing/editing/proofreading Cross-train in duties of various other departments in keeping with DRC's corporate approach Serve on DRC committees as necessary Assist with Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums Communication projects
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This is a full-time position in the Media & Marketing Department, reporting to the Director of Media & Marketing. DRC and this department embrace a team approach and can-do spirit. A love for dolphins and other marine mammals and commitment to conservation are important qualities. While it is not necessary to have previously worked in a zoo or aquarium, having done so certainly helps.
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SALARY & BENEFITS The cost of living in the Keys tends to be high and salaries, for the most part, are not competitive with the national average. This is particularly true at DRC, which is still maturing as a not-for-profit corporation. Starting salaries vary according to an applicant's educational background, experience, and particular job responsibilities. The starting annual salary for an entry-level employee at DRC averages $21,000. Many staff members find it necessary to supplement their income through other means. DRC seeks to provide for the well being of its employees and our salary combined with our generous benefits creates a competitive total package that is right for our environment. DRC offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid sick leave, gift shop discounts, work clothing, and complimentary Dolphin Encounters. However, the most important benefits are the extraordinary rewards employees encounter on a daily basis: feeling the elation when a dolphin demonstrates a new behavior for the first time, watching a child grin in excitement when she sees a dolphin burst out of the water into a flip, sitting quietly on a dock observing the fluid grace of dolphins, experiencing the sense of satisfaction when a student grasps a new concept, witnessing the magical moment when a learning-disabled child utters his first word. Moments such as these are the true rewards, the unique benefits of working at Dolphin Research Center.
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If you are interested, please send your resume and completed application by email to or fax them to the Human Resources Director at (305) 289-8902. You may also mail them to Dolphin Research Center, Human Resources Director, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050 or stop by the center and complete an application in person. Dolphin Research Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.