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The Experience Kissimmee team is a diverse group of high performing individuals working to make a positive impact on our community. Experience Kissimmee offers competitive benefits and a rewarding work experience. The organization pays for almost 80% of medical and dental premiums, 100% of basic term life insurance, and 100% of short- and long-term disability premiums. Experience Kissimmee also offers a competitive and generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan and a safe harbor 401(k) plan.

We offer a competitive compensation package with an annual performance review process, opportunities for professional development, and membership to professional organizations.

Experience Kissimmee is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

Videographer

Experience Kissimmee is currently recruiting a Videographer. This role plans and facilitates field-based video production, including planning, filming, editing, sound mixing, and compression output of a wide range of products that benefit and promote the destination while motivating the intent to travel.    

This videographer will telecommute and primarily work from home. This position will travel throughout the Osceola County/Kissimmee destination frequently to capture video content and will occasionally be required to attend in-person meetings at Experience Kissimmee’s office in Kissimmee, FL; therefore, candidates are expected to live in Central Florida.

 

Below are the responsibilities of the position:

  • Manage the assigned video storytelling activities from start to finish to including scripting, producing, directing, providing voiceovers, and editing as required.
  • Provide advice and make recommendations on use of videography in support of established marketing initiatives and campaigns, sales efforts as well as digital marketing and social media platforms.
  • Develop and pitch content ideas to Content Studio team and work to bring ideas to life.
  • Produce videos in support of established social media and marketing initiatives and campaigns. As needed, in conjunction with social media team, assist with live video streaming across social channels.
  • Provide creative advice and video content that encourages consumer appreciation for the destination and its tourism industry partners.
  • Review footage, make editorial decisions, rough cuts, audio adjustments, color corrections, or insert computer graphics and special effects in accordance with the overall production concept.
  • Research, plan, and coordinate pre-production and production planning activities which include on location videotaping, interacting with clients and actors, transporting, and operating all portable video and audio equipment and providing limited troubleshooting and maintenance of field production equipment.
  • Collaborate with Multimedia Specialist and Sr. Director of Brand and Content Studio to maintain the video/editing/production calendar for all videos.
  • Establish and maintain video asset library of all produced videos/video footage and equipment management and inventory.
  • Request and collect video and photo assets from industry partners.
  • Provide video support to industry partners participating in specific cooperative marketing, sales, or communications programs.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, digital media, telecommunication, video production and/or completion of a certificate program in television production from an accredited technical institute.
  • Minimum 2-4 years combined experience in video production, video editing, and developing content for marketing initiatives.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite, and Adobe Premier Pro. 
  • Proficient in the use of industry-standard videography equipment.
  • Knowledgeable of ADA compliance/best practices.
  • Knowledgeable of social media video production standards for various platforms.
  • Requires the ability to understand and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, organizational skills, both analytical and problem solving.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and achieve deadlines under pressure. Ability to manage priorities effectively and efficiently.
  • Proficient in the creation and implementation of animation and motion graphics for lower thirds, transition graphics, title cards, call-out text and end cards.
  • Passionate and excited about Kissimmee and Osceola County’s tourism, activities, attractions, and brand message.

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Frequent travel throughout Osceola County is required. Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license and a clean 3-year motor vehicle report is required.
Media Relations Specialist

Experience Kissimmee is currently recruiting a Media Relations Specialist.  This role supports communications efforts, including media relations and outreach, event planning, tactic execution, and reporting.  This role also supports the communications efforts of the department by spending 50% of the time writing, editing, and proofreading.

 

This Media Relations Specialist will telecommute and primarily work from home. This position will travel throughout the Osceola County/Kissimmee destination frequently hosting visiting media and occasionally be required to attend in-person meetings at Experience Kissimmee’s office in Kissimmee, FL; therefore, candidates are expected to live in Central Florida.

 

Below are the responsibilities of the position:

  • Consult regularly with the Director of Communications and applicable department staff on their communication needs in advance of and during the launch of dedicated campaigns and special promotions.
  • Execute communications and public relations plans and tactics that create awareness of Kissimmee as a choice destination for leisure, meetings, and sports travelers.
  • Assist the Director of Communications with the coordination of work related to communications and public relations initiatives with domestic and international markets and agencies.
  • Coordinate with Director of Communications to thoroughly vet or respond to assigned market requests for information, photography and/or visits to the destination.
  • Write, edit, and ensure effective dissemination of press releases, media alerts, and other content for the website publicizing the destination. Upload to, update and maintain content on the EK press website.
  • Edit and review copy and content materials (blog posts) submitted by staff and agencies.
  • Coordinate with local industry partners in developing story ideas and itineraries for media and EK website and social channels. 
  • Plan and conduct familiarization trips (FAMs) and events involving media, bloggers, and/or social influencers. Host and escort visiting media, as directed by the Director of Communications.
  • Serve as department lead for maintaining media lists and relationships for sports, meetings, and leisure media.
  • Manage the implementation of media content to a shared editorial calendar.
  • Log and update media, blogger, and social influencer requests, publicity, and media relations efforts in the CRM and other media platforms. This includes ensuring industry partner in kind support is recorded per procedures.
  • At Director’s request, gather results (e.g. campaigns, FAMs, PR monthly reports of assigned markets, media missions) from various sources (e.g. CRM, Cision, representations firms, etc.) to create media reports.
  • Monitor coverage of Experience Kissimmee, the destination, and events with potential to impact Osceola County tourism and report to the Director of Communications and the executive team.
  • Provide fact checking services for articles pertaining to the destination.
  • Maintain regular contact and foster relationships with key media contacts and industry partners.
  • Perform duties as assigned/necessary which are related or logical in assignment to the position.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or related field and 2 years of related experience with a minimum of 1 year of media relations experience. Will substitute experience for education.
  • Experience handling Florida and local media preferred.
  • AP-style writing experience and strong writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite.
  • Database experience preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental staff, supervisors, industry partners, agencies, the media, and the general public.
  • Requires strong customer relations, communication skills, both verbal and written, organizational skills, both analytical and problem solving, and the ability to work with confidential documents.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks, achieve deadlines under pressure, and work independently without direct supervision or as a member of a team that solicits input for all levels of the organization.

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Frequent travel throughout Osceola County is required.  Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license and a clean 3-year motor vehicle report is required.
  • Ability to travel to key markets to foster media relationships and attend trade shows if needed.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume to

Julia DeVault
Director of Human Resources
[email protected]

Please include the position of interest in your email subject line

Experience Kissimmee provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability/handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable federal, state, and local laws. Experience Kissimmee complies with applicable laws governing non-discrimination in employment. This EEO policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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