Public Relations Manager

Swissôtel The Bosphorus

Location: TR - Istanbul

10/11/16 17:30
Job Details
“Quality in Life”

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is a distinctive group of deluxe hotels where we put the emphasis on our people. We strive to provide a motivating and rewarding environment that attracts inspired and talented people who are willing to bring news ideas, use & develop their knowledge to reinvent their career path.

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World and awarded Europe Luxury Hotel 2013 by World Luxury Hotel Awards, Swissotel The Bosphorus, Istanbul is a five-star luxury hotel right in the Centre of Istanbul on the European banks of the Bosphorus. Nestled, it offers 497 guest rooms and suites, featuring state-of-the-art technology and exclusive amenities. For guest staying in Executive rooms, the Swiss Executive Club lounge provides additional luxury and exclusivity.

Public Relations Manager

* Reports to Director of Marketing

* Establishes relations with social organizations, clubs, associates, press, online media, protocol, government and municipality offices

* Keeps the data of these sources always up-to-date in our information systems

* Participates to various social and promotional events (even hotel’s not own event) in the hotel and outside of the hotel

* Prepares hotel’s own press events

* Prepares guides and is actively involved in big prestigious events of the hotel, ie summer openings, new outlet or extension opening, anniversaries etc.

* Ensures that hotel has a good standing in the local community, especially with and through charities

* Plays an active role to find sponsors for the events of the hotel

* Coordinates with the local and foreign PR agencies that hotel works with

* Helps Director of Marketing to provide up to date information to local and foreign media, Swissotel corporate office, sister hotels

* Assists Director of Marketing in preparation of hotel collateral in which input is necessary

* Works closely with Director of Marketing in social media campaigns

* Follows up award applications on behalf of the hotel and participates to award ceremonies to represent the hotel

* Welcomes and handles all press familiarization trips to our hotel

* Handles sponsorship requests with Director of Marketing

* Handles partnership requests with Director of Marketing

* Exploits the Swissôtel and the Leading Hotels of the World image

* Supports the guest relations activities of the hotel

* Monitors the media for the press impressions about the hotel, prepares monthly media clipping report and presents to GM and DOSM

* Assist the Director of Marketing by preparing newsletters or other promotional materials

* Assist the Director of Marketing by updating the press kit of the Hotel regularly

* Prepares and follows up the content of Swissper magazine

* Conducts photo shooting at hotel premises (with a professional photographer of related field) up to brand guidelines

* Prepares Public relations budget and action plan along with yearly Sales & Marketing plan to reach hotel’s strategic objectives

* Performs other duties and special projects as and when assigned.

We are looking for a well organized and creative candidate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, who is able to display a "passion for perfection" and work in a dynamic environment. In addition, the candidate should possess:

• University Degree
• Previous leadership experience in a Sales & Marketing department required
• Experience in Public Relations minimum 4 years
• Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required
• Good command of Turkish and English, both written and verbal
• Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
• Highly responsible & reliable, strong analytical skills, excellent decision making skills
• Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
• Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

Job Level
: Management / Supervisory

: Full-time

: Day Job

: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Closing Date
: Ongoing

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