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Garmin Aviation Media Relations Specialist in Olathe, Kansas

We are looking for a full-time Aviation Media Relations Specialist to support our Aviation business segment at our headquarters in the Greater Kansas City area. In this role, you will be responsible for focusing on developing and building relationships and managing communication with journalists and other influencers for Garmin's Aviation business segment. You will lead media and public relations efforts to build awareness of Garmin’s products and technologies for Garmin's general aviation, business aviation, helicopter, experimental and government/defense businesses, and facilitate the best possible editorial coverage in print, broadcast and online media. Other essential functions include:\n\n\n\tDrive awareness of Garmin’s aviation business segment products and demonstrate their unique advantages of compelling design, superior quality, and best value to members of the media and general public \n\tWork closely with Garmin’s Aviation Business leadership team to develop and execute advanced or complex PR strategies and programs that are aligned with the segment’s goals, including press releases, media advisories, product pitches and company statements and quotes \n\tCommunicate applicable strategies and programs to Garmin offices and teams in other countries and assist in translation and localization of messaging when needed \n\tMaintain and grow relationships with media contacts and other influencers throughout the respective industry, including facilitation of review/demo units when applicable, including managing larger, key media relationships \n\tLead efforts to make Garmin the global leader within the OEM, aftermarket, military and government avionics markets\n\tAttend and represent Garmin at industry tradeshows and media events \n\tPlans and executes media events surrounding new product introductions, tradeshow activites and other special events\n\tCommunicate a deep understanding of Garmin’s avionics product line and the competitive landscape\n\tAccept and complete projects and other duties as assigned\n Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, English, or related field from an accredited four year college or university. Other requirements include:\n\n\n\tMust possess a minimum of 3 years of public/media relations experience\n\tPrivate pilot's license is required, instrument rating is preferred\n\tDemonstrates a working knowledge of Garmin products and the aviation market \n\tDemonstrates excellent verbal and presentation skills \n\tDisplays compelling writing skills and knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines\n\tExhibits outstanding professionalism, judgment, and integrity\n\tWillingness to travel to trade shows and media events\n\tMust be a highly organized self-starter able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with minimal supervision\n\n\nDesired Qualifications\n\n\n\tExperience in the aviation industry, and a minimum of 5 years of experience with digital/social media are highly preferred!\n\n\nGarmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

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