Under supervision of the Executive Director, with considerable leeway for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, perform public relations, marketing, and air service development functions of the Des Moines Airport Authority. Works with the external business public, external general public, Airport business affiliates and tenants, and internal Airport employees to increase the visibility of Des Moines International Airport through a broad range of media relations activities. The successful candidate will be creative, strategic and ambitious in his/her thinking for earned media and highly-effective, proactive story pitches – locally, regionally, and nationally. The person in this position will be confident and consistent in the integration of messaging across all forms of communication channels, using those with the greatest impact toward achieving organizational goals.
Acceptable Experience, Training and Other Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, aviation management or a related discipline; and a minimum of 4 years' experience in communications, public relations, marketing, media relations, and/or air service development.
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
License or Other Requirements
Successful post-employment physical and drug test;
Successful background investigation to obtain unescorted airport identification/access privileges;
Possession of a valid state of Iowa vehicle operator's license.
About Des Moines Airport Authority
The Des Moines Airport Authority operates the Des Moines International Airport, a small-hub commercial airport serving 2.7 million passengers annually.
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