Monday, October 1, 2012
Garmin International Has Opening for Media Relations Specialist
Now seeking: Dreamers. In marketing communications, we dream it and create it.
All of the company's promotional and communication needs are completed in-house by these "creatives" in an advertising agency-based set-up. This includes everything from advertising, promotions and print production to media relations, exhibition coordination and website maintenance. Everyone from artists, writers, designers, media buyers, event coordinators, video producers/editors and public relations specialists work together to bring campaigns and product-centric promotions to life. If you're a dreamer, gather up your portfolio and show us your vision.
Online, in-store, in-house...our interactive team creates amazing experiences anyplace the customer might be. You'll be involved with your project from concept through development, working with quirky, creative people who are always coming up with compelling new ways to tell people about Garmin products.
We are looking for a Media Relations Specialist for our team in Olathe, Kansas. Garmin's Media Relations Specialist is responsible for driving awareness of Garmin's business segment products and demonstrate their unique advantages of compelling design, superior quality, and best value and helping make Garmin the global leader within the outdoor business segment market.
Other essential functions for this role include:
• Maintain and grow relationships with media contacts and other influencers throughout the business segment industry
• Work closely with Garmin's Business Segment Board to develop and execute PR strategies and programs that are aligned with the segment's goals
• Communicate a deep understanding of Garmin's business segment product line and the competitive landscape
• Assist Garmin's Social Media Manager in developing business segment content for the company's social media channels
• Assist the Corporate Communications team and Marketing Communications department in other markets and areas as needs arise
Qualified candidates for this role will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English, or related field and exhibits outstanding professionalism, judgment, and integrity. Excellent verbal and presentation skills, compelling writing skills and knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines, and a willingness to travel to trade shows and media events. We're seeking a highly organized self-starter able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines for this role!
Candidates who are familiar with consumer electronics in general and outdoors electronics in particular, possess a passion for the outdoors, and experience with social media are preferred.
At Garmin, we like to laugh, have fun and work hard. It comes easily when you work on cool products with hard-working individuals who share the same passion. We offer numerous opportunities to get involved - kickball anyone? - and believe strongly in a work-life balance so your creativity can flow.
Garmin offers one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefit plans around. We offer extensive health care coverage with little to no contributions, depending on the plan. Plus, we offer company-paid dental insurance, stock options, a 401k plan, a pension plan....trust us, it doesn't get much better than this. Unless of course, you want to talk table tennis, fitness spaces, product discounts....come on, what are you waiting for? Apply today.