IATA WASHINGTON VACANCY, TUESDAY 19, APRIL 2011

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

LOCATION: USA, Washington

JOB ID:  3475

POSITION CATEGORY: Legal and/or Governmental

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full Time - Permanent

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Yes


NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION


Reporting to the Director of Communications, the incumbent will be part of the corporate communications global leadership team, responsible for media relations in the Americas, high level media support for SO&I and MACS and take a leadership role in management of global projects and events.



RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide spokesperson and communications advisor support for (1) IATA's regional coordination teams in North America (Washington) and the Americas (Miami) and (2) Montreal-based divisions (primarily MACS and SO&I). Lead the development and updating of positions on relevant regional issues briefing papers for senior management, including for the Director General. Stand in for the Director as required (including operational management/coordination of the department);  and preparation of media materials including press releases, fact sheets, the annual report and Airlines International. General support for IATA's activities in Washington and corporate events in North America and the Americas. Maintaining good relations with the communications departments of IATA airlines in North America and the Americas.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

University degree with at least 8 years of experience in media relations (agency or in-house) or journalism and aviation industry knowledge. Native English speaker with superb written and oral skills; knowledge of other languages (particularly Spanish, French and/or Portuguese) also an asset. Excellent data management skills to deal with high volumes of information.  Ability to work in a team to tight deadlines in pressurized situations with excellent customer skills. Strategic thinker with global perspective and the ability to analyze complex situations quickly; prioritize actions and implement efficiently.



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