Corporate Director, Public Relations & Communications

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Who We Are:

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS). For more than 50 years, we have been a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable our guests to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share.

We also are one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a worldwide leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for one of the largest animal collections on the North American continent and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainmentis best known for our 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 23 million guests in 2013, and the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, and Sesame Place® brands. Each of our theme parks offer a distinct entertainment experience that connects guests to the world and to one another. In 2011, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment began expanding our popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television and digital media and began developing new lines of licensed consumer products.

Our company employs more than 23,000 team members nationwide.

Position Details

Corporate Director, Public Relations & Communications
Central and Northeast Florida
Orlando, FL

Primary Purpose and Function of the Job:

Corporate Public Relations Director works with the Corporate Vice President of Public Relations to build awareness of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment through national publicity, executive visibility efforts, marketing and brand reputation initiatives; responsible for national media communications and key international market publicity. This role is responsible for all aspects of communications through strategic media placements, most notably national broadcast, cable news, financial media, national newspapers, magazines and blogs.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for securing US national news, financial and entertainment broadcast publicity, national print, and online news coverage focused on brand awareness, reputation, park attractions and events, zoological care, science and conservation, and marine animal rescue and advocacy efforts. 
  • Responsible for communications support for Investor Relations, Corporate Partnership and Deep Blue Creative departments 
  • Assist in crisis communications and issues management 
  • Assist in the tactical supervision of international PR agencies 
  • Reporting and analysis, including publicity clip monitoring and valuation 
  • Manage budget and billing

Position Requirements:

  • 7-10 years progressively responsible experience in public relations / communications, including personnel and budget management 
  • Must be a skilled writer and public speaker. Media and general issues management experience required. Financial media experience preferred, Spanish language a plus. 
  • Experience developing and working with broadcast producers and correspondents, reporters, media outlets, bloggers, and knowledge of media tactics and needs, especially digital and social media, is essential 
  • Experience in ideating ways to create and amplify news. Must also be able to handle information with a high level of discretion and work within all levels of the organization 
  • Travel is required. Schedule demands weekend and evening hours and 24-hour on-call availability in crisis situations

Education and Special Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution is required. Major academic emphasis in journalism or communications preferred.

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