Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association
Position: Communications Manager
The Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association (GCADA) is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented and creative individual to oversee communications and public outreach efforts on behalf of Cincinnati’s retail automotive industry for the position. This position will be principally responsible for the internal and external communications of the Association, as well as executing the Cincinnati Auto Expo and a variety of public safety campaigns and events throughout the year.
ABOUT THE GREATER CINCINNATI AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION
GCADA is a not-for-profit professional trade organization representing the automotive retailers in Greater Cincinnati, who together employ over 7,500 individuals and generate over $6.36 billion in sales. GCADA advocates for issues affecting our industry, and promotes our members’ role as employers, taxpayers, and partners in a variety of charitable endeavors in their communities.
Develop relationships with local and regional media outlets
Monitor, track and assess media coverage relevant to the Association and its members
Develop marketing, education and communications materials to promote the Association and its members’ impact on Greater Cincinnati
Write public relations materials: media alerts, press releases, public service announcements
Update and maintain digital properties for the Association, including two websites
Manage social media presence for the Association and Cincinnati Auto Expo
Publish weekly e-newsletter, legislative/legal alerts, and criminal activity alerts
Manage public safety initiatives around CPR/AED and Child Passenger Safety including CPR Manikin Donation program, two awareness campaigns in conjunction with charitable partners, and a variety of other charitable partnerships/endeavors
Promote careers in the retail automotive industry through partnerships with local educational institutions, nonprofits, and other partners
Support grassroots advocacy efforts with elected officials at the local, state and federal level
Cincinnati Auto Expo
Manage planning and execution of the annual Cincinnati Auto Expo, held at the Duke Energy Convention Center encompassing over 244,000 sq. ft. of exhibits
Develop and coordinate sponsor partnerships within the Auto Expo
Work with advertising agency to develop and execute ad campaign
Work with public relations firm to promote Expo, schedule interviews and respond to media requests
Work with and support GCADA staff and our designated charity for the annual gala at the Expo
College degree or equivalent experience in Media, Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Ability to manage several projects concurrently and meet deadlines consistently with a focus on details and accuracy
Self-motivated, with the ability to work successfully both in a collaborative environment and independently
Availability to attend/work limited special events during evenings and weekends
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Outlook, Word and Publisher (and/or Adobe Illustrator)
Working knowledge of Wordpress, HTML, Adobe Creative Suite
Experience managing social media platforms for business
Experience writing scripts, press releases, fact sheets, presentations, speeches, and other official communications
Experience serving as an on-camera spokesperson
This position reports to the Executive Vice President. Competitive compensation, opportunities for professional development, and full benefits including healthcare, dental, and 401k provided.
To apply, please forward your cover letter, writing sample (required), and resume to Charlie Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.