Marketing/PR Coordinator

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Marketing Coordinator (Public Relations)

Milwaukee County General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

Salary Range: $69,929.60 – $83,262.40

Closing Date: 01/25/2023 @ 11.59 pm or upon receiving 50 applications.

Job Summary: The primary objective of the Marketing Coordinator is to promote brand awareness and availability of airlines/destinations available at MKE to increase the number of passengers using the Airport, creating demand that results in more and better nonstop air service for our community. This position manages the Airport’s image in national, local and aviation arenas through effective media relations, electronic communication, passenger experience practices, and emergency communication.

Essential Role Responsibilities:

Public Relations & Internal Communications: Serves as the lead writer of the Airport’s news releases and special event talking points, drafting speeches for Airport leadership, producing visual presentations, and presenting Airport information to community organizations. Produces Airport email news blasts to the public and internal employee communications. Maintains distribution lists for external and internal audiences.

Marketing: In cooperation with the Airport Marketing/PR team, helps coordinate the Airport’s integrated marketing strategy, direction and tactics for both Mitchell and Timmerman Airports. Manages Airport’s involvement with business, civic, tourism and corporate travel groups in Wisconsin and Illinois, including development and execution of sponsorships and sweepstakes.

Media Relations: Serves as one of the rotating 24/7 on-call media representatives for both Mitchell and Timmerman Airports. Develops news releases, talking points, and alerts for release to media. Manages media distribution lists.

Digital Media: Assists in the management of content on Airport-operated websites and social media. Produces internal news updates to engage Airport employee workgroups.

Community Relations and Special Events Production/Management: Assists in the planning of events to celebrate milestone achievements, including new air service/airport amenities, news conferences, and partnerships with other departments and outside organizations. Hosts airport booth, promoting the Airport and aviation careers at travel fairs and community events. Serves as an Airport liaison to VISIT Milwaukee (marketing committee), Wisconsin DOT (Bureau of Aeronautics), aviation trade associations, the summer A.C.E. student employment program and the Milwaukee County Marketing & Communications Council.
Minimum Requirements:

Current resident of WI
Valid WI Driver’s License
Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communication, journalism or a related field.
At least Three (3) or more years of experience in marketing, communication and/or public relations.


A candidate with creative/agency experience is preferred. Position requires an individual with strong writing, graphics and/or public relations skills. Knowledge of the aviation industry is a plus.

Additional Responsibilities:

Position will be responsible for critical marketing initiatives to help the Airport attract more passengers. Individual should have an exceptional level of professionalism and tact while performing multiple tasks simultaneously as part of a busy team in a deadline-driven environment.

Additional knowledge:

Advanced knowledge of all related computer applications, including websites and Microsoft Office suite.
Intermediate knowledge of using Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, website content management, social media platforms, video editing.

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