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Regional Industry Coordinators

Hiring for positions in Wheeling and Morgantown

The West Virginia Tourism Office is seeking two Regional Industry Coordinators in the Morgantown and Wheeling areas. These positions will split their time approximately 50 percent supervising Welcome Centers and 50 percent working with regional industry partners on behalf of the Tourism Office to promote regional coordination. Sample duties include:

  • Coordinating schedules for welcome centers and supervising 2-4 employees per center
  • Recruiting interns to work at welcome centers
  • Suggest and help implement improvements to the visitor experience at welcome centers
  • Attend partner events in the region to provide travel information
  • Coordinate promotional efforts with partners in the region
  • Organize and lead regional meetings to encourage unified messaging and asset management
  • Travel to Charleston monthly to meet with Tourism Office leadership
  • Participate in weekly conference calls with Tourism Office leadership and other regional coordinators

The successful candidate will have a minimum of one year’s experience working with the tourism industry in West Virginia as well as demonstrable customer service expertise. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in marketing, communications, business, or a related field is required.

This position will report to the Director of Customer Service and work in close coordination with the Director of Public Relations as well as members of both the customer service and public relations teams.

The positions are located at the Morgantown Welcome Center and Wheeling Welcome Center and work full-time, regular business hours. The position in Morgantown will also supervise the Hazelton Welcome Center on I-68 near the Maryland border. Competitive pay and benefits. Some travel required.

Please email resume and cover letter to Lynda Keeney, Human Resources Specialist, at Lynda.J.Keeney@wv.gov.

 

Advertising Coordinator

Charleston

The West Virginia Tourism Office is seeking an Advertising Coordinator to work with the Public Relations & Marketing team to assist with the development and implementation of advertising strategies. Sample duties include:

  • Serve as liaison between the Tourism Office and the Tourism Office’s agency partners
  • Provide creative guidance to agency, at the direction of leadership, for design and production of advertising material, including print and digital ads, television and radio commercials, print collateral, etc.
  • Assist with the monitoring and implementation of brand image as it relates to advertising
  • Monitor and analyze advertising results and provide recommendations for areas of improvement
  • Determine photo and film footage needs for upcoming seasons/creative
  • Work with media reps/agency to develop media programs
  • Monitor advertising rep calls/inquires and forward weekly report to agency

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1 year’s experience in marketing, advertising or a related field. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in marketing, advertising, public relations, communications, or a related field is required.

The job is located at the capitol in Charleston and works full-time, regular business hours. Competitive pay and benefits. Some travel required.

Please email resume and cover letter to Lynda Keeney, Human Resources Specialist, at Lynda.J.Keeney@wv.gov.

 

Marketing Assistant

Charleston

The West Virginia Tourism Office is seeking a Marketing Assistant to work with the Public Relations and Customer Service teams to assist with the development and implementation of outreach strategies. Sample duties include:

  • Compose press releases, letters, editorials, blog posts, and other promotional pieces
  • Respond to requests for information or images from media organizations
  • Answer calls to 1-800-CALL-WVA and assist visitors and potential visitors with trip planning and log calls in customer database
  • Greet tourists visiting the capitol campus and provide tour information
  • Coordinate with industry partners scheduled to pick up or drop off promotional materials

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in public relations. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in public relations, journalism, marketing, communications, or a related field is required.

The job is located at the capitol in Charleston and works full-time, regular business hours. Competitive pay and benefits. Some travel required.

Please email resume and cover letter to Lynda Keeney, Human Resources Specialist, at Lynda.J.Keeney@wv.gov.

 

Accounting Assistant

Charleston

The West Virginia Tourism Office is seeking an Accounting Assistant to oversee grant reimbursements and tax credit applications as well as provide general support to the administrative team. Sample duties include:

  • Receive grant reimbursement requests from program participants
  • Receive tax credit applications from potential program participants
  • Verify all information has been submitted properly and meets program requirements
  • Work with Director of Administration to complete reimbursements
  • Work with Tourism Commissioner to submit tax credit applications for approval
  • Assist purchasing coordinator with accounts payable, travel reimbursements, and other tasks as needed
  • Support Director of Administration with accounting work as needed

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ accounting experience. Experience working with state grant or tax credit programs preferred. Experience with OASIS preferred. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting or a related field is required.

This position will report to the Director of Administration and work with other members of the Administration team as well as members of the Public Relations and Advertising teams to implement strategies developed by those teams. The job is located at the capitol in Charleston and works full-time, regular business hours. Competitive pay and benefits. Some travel required.

Please email resume and cover letter to Lynda Keeney, Human Resources Specialist, at Lynda.J.Keeney@wv.gov.