Public Relations Specialist
Wyndham Exchange & Rentals - Parsippany, NJ

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As the
global leader in vacation exchange and the world's largest professionally
managed vacation rentals business, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals (WER) helps
to deliver dream vacations to leisure travelers, including our approximately
3.7million RCI subscribing members. We provide access for specified periods to
over 107,000 vacation properties in approximately 100 countries, including
vacation ownership condominiums, traditional hotel rooms, villas, cottages,
bungalows, campgrounds, city apartments, second homes, fractional resorts,
private residence clubs, condo hotels and yachts. We also provide products and
services to our clients that help support the growth of their businesses and the
leisure real estate industry around the world.

Working from the business’
headquarters in Parsippany, N.J., and reporting to the Senior Director of
External Communications, the

Public Relations Specialist

will be responsible
for providing PR support to the company’s vacation rental and exchange
businesses. This includes coordinating and implementing public relations
and communications activities; managing the development, approval and
distribution process for press releases and other materials; monitoring the
media; and tracking and measuring results. The Public Relations Specialist will
also assist in the development of various communications vehicles for internal
constituents such as business development, operations and marketing.

Responsibilities

Utilize
online public relations software programs to regularly update and maintain
media contact lists, editorial calendars, placement reports and other public
relations databases.

Maintain
media centers and update copy to ensure consistent, timely and strategic
messaging throughout various websites.

Monitor
the media daily for brand mentions and stories related to timeshare, vacation
exchange, vacation rentals and relevant topics for placement into weekly report.

Compile
activity reports, press materials and relevant work to present at meeting with
senior leadership and regional representatives.

Assist
in the planning of press briefings, photo shoots, media tours, press trips and
all other initiatives and events related to public relations.

Contribute
to media relations campaigns in an effort to generate awareness for the
company’s brands in local, regional and national consumer and trade
publications, as well as through social media, online and broadcast media
outlets.

Work
with subject matter experts to draft, edit and distribute press releases that
support the company’s business strategies and the vacation rental and exchange
businesses.

Manage
the internal review and approval process, including obtaining senior management
and legal approval for all communications.

Assist
in the copywriting and development of communications vehicles such as letters,
newsletters, brochures, direct mail, email and other materials.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s
degree in Communications, English, Journalism or related field required.

Public
relations or communications experience within an agency or corporate
environment preferred.

Strong
organizational skills to effectively manage multiple projects from inception to
completion, adhering to deadlines, within budget and with high quality.

Excellent
written and verbal communication skills with the ability to obtain and present
information in a clear, concise and compelling manner.

Understanding
of the Associated Press (AP) writing style.

Ability
to work independently as well as with other individuals at all levels across
multiple functions.

Ability
to build relationships with senior level management, associates and media
across the business and region.

Understanding
of various social media channels.

Extensive
knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

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