Job Openings at the New Mexico Tourism Department

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Public Relations Director
The Public Relations Director (PRD) is an integral part of the Marketing Team, leading all public relations efforts and being actively involved in all marketing discussions for the New Mexico True brand. The PRD will be responsible for the proactive pursuit of earned media that drives increased awareness and favorable opinion of New Mexico as a travel destination for leisure and group travel. Through an aggressive PR strategy focused on national, regional, and travel trade media, the PRD will oversee incoming and outgoing messaging related to travel and tourism in New Mexico. The ideal candidate will possess stellar communication skills and writing ability, be able to identify the “story behind the story” to maximize media interest in a destination or attraction, and be up-to-speed with the latest developments and trends with media and marketing. The PRD is responsible for all public relations contracts and initiatives, as well as managing the department’s industry relations efforts. The PRD will report directly to the Cabinet Secretary and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Estimated hire date: September 2017. Please send resume or CV and letter of interest to Rebecca Latham, Cabinet Secretary, for more information.

 

Public and Industry Relations Coordinator
The Public and Industry Relations Coordinator will work with the Public Relations Director on all travel related public relations efforts to further position New Mexico (NM) as a top vacation destination for venturesome travelers. This position will also manage statewide industry relations, acting as a liaison between the tourism industry and the department, finding mutually beneficial opportunities for partnership and building the department's profile as a trusted industry leader statewide. Applications are being accepted now. Estimated hire date: October 2017. Learn more and apply here.

 

New Mexico Magazine is seeking an Editor in Chief to help lead it into the evolving world of print and digital publishing while maintaining the publication’s traditions of strong storytelling. We’re looking for a leader who understands how to best manage the magazine’s content in print and in digital products without alienating loyal, longtime readers. The EIC needs to have equal parts passion and prudence, and be able to work with a team of creative, dedicated editors and art directors. The position provides a unique opportunity to guide good storytelling, impactful journalism, and a literary tableau that speaks to the state’s diverse fans. The EIC will work closely with the CEO and the art director to continue to build on the magazine’s reputation as the source of information for all lovers of New Mexico. We are immediately focused on developing an editorial plan spanning multiple platforms to feed the interests of our current readership but also attract and engage new readers who’ve discovered both the publication and the state. The EIC will be a key team member in helping realize the magazine’s growth and editorial goals. Estimated hire date: September 2017. Please send your resume and a cover letter that includes your experience that make you qualified for this position to Carolyn Graham, CEO New Mexico Magazine, carolyn.graham@state.nm.us.

Additionally, the following Santa Fe-based full time positions will be posting soon:

Business Manager – New Mexico Magazine