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Director of Communications

The San Diego Tourism Authority is a private, non-profit, mutual benefit corporation composed of approximately 900 member organizations, businesses, local governments, and individuals seeking a better community through the visitor industry. San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) members include tourism-related entities in such categories as lodging, dining, arts & attractions, shopping, and transportation, among others, as well as other companies indirectly involved in the visitor industry.

As a sales and marketing organization, the main objective of SDTA is to promote and market San Diego County as a vacation destination and meetings and convention site. SDTA also represents and supports the interests of the visitor industry as a whole.

General responsibilities

  • Direct the SDTA’s corporate communications program.
  • Support C-Level executives and designated spokespeople with speaking notes, written speeches, PowerPoint presentations and handouts.
  • Manage the SDTA Speakers’ Desk to evaluate public speaking requests, facilitate appropriate SDTA representation and ensure appropriate messaging.
  • Lead the public relations strategy for B2B and local media outlets to generate positive awareness of the SDTA and its services.
  • Provide messaging for SDTA corporate communications and President & CEO communications platforms including LinkedIn and Executive E-newsletters.
  • As directed, serve as a community liaison to grow awareness, engagement, and support for the SDTA's mission.
  • Develop corporate materials such as the quarterly messaging and reports.
  • Write and coordinate the production of external communications.
  • Assist in the development of special events such as corporate meetings, recognition programs, and signature events where appropriate, helping to conceptualize the event and tailor messaging for the SDTA.
  • Serve as a secondary spokesperson to key external audiences and position the President and CEO, COO, and CSO to interface with the media and other key influencers.
  • Work to identify and apply for grants and explore other revenue opportunities to support new, innovative programmatic efforts.


  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination or medical or religious exemption.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher required.
  • Minimum of 12 years leading communications programs including demonstrated, successful experience directing a staff/team, agency partners and vendors.
  • Must have strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effective in English, both written and verbal.
  • Must be comfortable presenting to groups including the media.

SDTA offers competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

Offer of employment will be contingent upon satisfactory proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and satisfactorily clearing background checks.

San Diego Tourism Authority is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis covered under applicable law.

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