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Saint Louis Zoo

Saint Louis Zoo

Director, Public Relations

Responsibilities: Responsible for developing the Zoo’s communications strategies and for maintaining and continuing to build a robust social media presence, effectively managing media relations with local, national and international news outlets, crisis communications, website content and architecture, media training, successful promotion of special events, program and exhibit openings. Develop, coordinate and implement public affairs campaigns and issues management plans that enhance the profile and impact of the Zoo. Provide counsel, communications materials and logistical support to help Zoo leadership establish and strengthen relationships with elected and appointed officials.  Serve as a liaison with outside government relations consultants.

Qualifications: Four-year college degree in public relations, communications or a related field. 10-15 years of public relations or communications experience, including experience managing staffs and as a strategist on public affairs issues.  Must administer wide variety of projects simultaneously and work well in a fast-paced environment. Must have excellent writing skills and be able to offer guidance quickly. Must have proven media relations skills and solid experience working with St. Louis Metropolitan Area media. Must be able to work effectively with all levels of Zoo staff, other partners, volunteers, consultants and the general public.  All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit a criminal background check and drug test. 

How to Apply

Saint Louis Zoo
One Government Dr. St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 3145683166

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