Job Description: 

 About the Colorado Mountain Club:

The Colorado Mountain Club is the state’s leading organization dedicated to adventure, recreation, conservation, and education. Founded in 1912, the CMC is a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering an array of year-round activities, events, and schools for all ages centered on the outdoors. To ensure the continued enjoyment of Colorado’s pristine places, the CMC also leads efforts to protect wild and public lands with its conservation and stewardship programs. 

CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.

Job Overview

The Colorado Mountain Club is looking for a mountain-savvy, energetic individual who is an expert in the PR space and understands grassroots engagement strategies to convey the story of the Club experience.  The PR and Communications Manager will be responsible for promoting the Colorado Mountain Club’s mission through developing and implementing dynamic press and communications strategies. This position will be the driving force behind creating valuable and engaging content for the various channels that the CMC uses to communicate.

Reports to: Director of Marketing

Job Status: Full time with benefits

Areas of Responsibility
  • Design and execute a marketing communications plan including strategy, goals, budget and tactics around emails, social media, and blogs for all CMC programming
  • Develop media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast, and online media
  • Leverage existing media relations and cultivate new contacts within business and industry media
  • Create content for press releases, press kits, byline articles, and keynote presentations
  • Act as editor and project manager of Trail & Timberline, the CMC’s biannual magazine
  • Supervise and write content for the Clubhouse blog
  • Write and send monthly  Rucksack e-newsletter to the 19,000-subscriber list, as well as create content for other internal emails to Club members
  • Coordinate all public relations activities
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests
  • Analyze media coverage, and develop responses when needed
  • Measure, analyze, and report KPIs on emails, social, and PR activities
  • Collaborate with departments to ensure website is up to date, including creating webpages for new programs
  • Oversee 1-2 marketing interns per quarter
  • Complete special projects as assigned
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in public relations and communications fields with demonstrated success
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English or Marketing (with a PR focus) is preferred
  • Passion for the outdoors and Colorado’s mountains
  • Strong existing relationships with both local and industry media outlets
  • Excellent project management skills, with ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Experience acting as a company spokesperson, comfortable in both broadcast and print media interviews
  • Solid experience with managing social media and blogs
  • Exceptional oral and written communications with strong editing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with Adobe Suite preferred
  • Computer literacy in database management and content management system websites
  • Occasional out-of-town, overnight travel and some weekend and evenings required

The annual salary for this position is $38,000.

Additionally, CMC offers a fun and exciting work atmosphere and offers generous employee benefits, including:

·         Offices in the historic American Mountaineering Center (also home to the American Alpine Club, American Mountaineering Museum and other outdoor-focused non-profits).  Within walking distance of downtown Golden, Clear Creek, trails, restaurants and amenities

·         Generous paid time off, including vacation & sick leave, 12 paid holidays off plus 11 days between Christmas and New Year’s

·         Paid volunteer time off program

·         Group health/dental/vision/life/disability insurance

·         Retirement plan with a percentage matched by employer

·         Employee/pro discounts on outdoor gear and CMC technical schools

How To Apply

To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to with “PR and Communications Manager” in the subject line.  Position is open until filled with preference given to applications received by April 19, 2019. No phone calls, please.

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