We are taking the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) to the next level and we’re looking for a PR and Marketing Specialist to help us do it! We’ve got great members, ambitious ideas, and a packed schedule, so an organized, energetic, creative, and technologically-curious team player with strong writing skills and an eye for design would fit in perfectly around here. Help us direct outreach, branding, messaging, and promotion for our organization and its domestic and international events. Ultimately, you will act as our brand’s voice to impress all of our audiences and attract new members, press, and event attendees. If you have experience in identifying and building long-term relationships with target audiences, we’d like to meet you.
We’re a small staff, but there’s plenty of room to grow within the association depending on what you love to do and what you’re good at. The communications department is highly-collaborative, so no silo-lovers need apply. That said, like at any small association, there are times when everyone pitches in on all sorts of projects. If you can’t envision yourself stuffing an envelope or a name badge, this probably isn’t the place for you.
What you’ll do:
Marketing and Communications:
Maintain our marketing and communications master calendar – Keep us on track!
Overall, contribute content, topics, and ideas for special events and promotions, social media, web content, and marketing materials – We’re a close-knit team and everyone’s ideas are heard.
Track ROI and analytics for campaigns.
Perform email list hygiene – Help!
Collaborate on automated marketing and drip campaigns.
Proof written materials including emails, white papers, publications, printed collateral, etc. – Our stuff needs to be top notch!
Assist with website updates and asset uploads on Flickr, Vimeo, social platforms, etc., and contribute and post content across ATCA’s social media platforms.
Public and Press Relations:
Recruit, develop, and manage media partnerships and track and fulfill requirements/deadlines for those partnerships.
Conduct press outreach.
Attend and cover industry events.
Assist in compiling and distributing our daily news clippings
Collect, organize, and edit presentations, bios, headshots, photos, etc., for onsite materials in both print and digital.
Help manage onsite vendors like photographers, AV, volunteers, etc.
Create event slides and videos.
Manage sponsorship, advertising, and exhibitor contract fulfilment process, including creating and managing sponsored eblasts (experience with HTML comes in handy here).
Gather event attendee feedback to inform our strategies.
Where you’ll go:
Have you ever been to Spain? You’re going every year now! Domestic travel to other exciting places is also a must (Hello, Atlantic City!). We take our staff to other conferences too, including ASAE and industry events.
What you’ll get:
Competitive salary with room to grow and yearly bonuses based on performance.
SEP Retirement plan with generous association contributions.
The best leave package you’ll find anywhere period (seriously).
Parking or mass-transit stipend.
Great health and dental insurance.
What you’ll need to be considered:
At least three to five years of relevant experience.
A bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in communications, design, journalism, or related field.
Overall digital savvy.
Strong writing and communication skills (we’ll be requesting a couple writing samples).
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or other design programs is highly desirable.
Basic HTML knowledge would be helpful.
Interest in aviation and air traffic management is a must, and experience in the field is a definite plus. Overall, you have to be be willing and able (and excited) to learn about our members' industry.
Photography skills come in handy, but lack of experience isn’t a deal breaker.
The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is an international association of nearly 4,000 professionals representing all aspects of ATC/ATM—from Fortune 100 corporations to government agencies, educational institutions and NGOs, air traffic controllers and aircraft manufacturers, and ANSPs and members of the military, among many others. Our goal is to advance the safety, security, innovation, and efficiency of the global airspace by promoting the science behind air traffic control and management.
Those in the aviation community – ATC providers, systems architects, manufacturers, suppliers, system operators, and new entrants and non-traditional users – turn to ATCA to share their collective experience, knowledge, regulatory and policy insight, and V&V/R&D in pursuit of a safe, modern airspace.