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Travel Director

PRfull-time

ABOUT WAGSTAFF MEDIA & MARKETING

Wagstaff Media & Marketing is an integrated public relations and marketing agency devoted to the culinary, travel and wine and spirits industries. We offer a comprehensive suite of communications, digital marketing, and branding services for our restaurant, hotel/resort, travel destination, wine and spirits, and hospitality lifestyle clients.

Wagstaff is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming team. We operate on the belief that we are stronger together. At Wagstaff, you will be a part of an intrepid, transparent, genuine, and sharing culture where we strive to make things better for our team members, clients, and communities.

ABOUT THE Travel Director POSITION

We are looking for a dynamic Travel Public Relations Director to join our team of versatile storytellers and marketers who are professionally dedicated to their passions for food, wine, and travel.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

RESPONSIBILITES:
Client-facing, strategic lead on multiple client teams
Work with leadership team to curate client teams for maximum profitability and expertise
Guide, and provide direction to, account managers, associates, and coordinators - monitoring team hours to ensure efficiencies
Manage multiple clients and projects - Communicating client goals, vision, and values to teams
Lead sales initiatives, updating CRM, and actively participate in the new business process
Attend and lead client meetings
Develop and implement strategic direction for client accounts
Execute strategy in specialized areas such as social media strategy, earned media and proactive media pitching, partnership development, influencer marketing, travel trade strategy and engagement, etc.
Attend relevant events/FAMs/media opportunities/etc.

REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of working with travel, tourism and destination brands in a public relation setting for 5+ years, agency experience is a plus
Effectively work with remote team members
Ability to manage multiple, cross-functional projects and teams simultaneously
Holds self and others accountable
Fundamental understanding of social media, and/or other marketing platforms
Passion and patience developing and executing strategies in a fast paced and changing business environment
Excellent people leader capable of directing, coaching, and supporting, an outstanding team
Holds strong relationships within industry contacts and client
Curious, driven, compassionate and collaborative with an overall passion for the hospitality lifestyle industries - restaurants, travel/destinations/hotels, wine, and spirits.
Must be able to communicate in a clear and professional manner

Wagstaff offers a nurturing work environment where creativity and professionalism are abundant, dynamic, and independent thinkers thrive, and intrepid work inspires. Additionally, Wagstaff provides a variety of benefits and perks including medical, dental, vision, flexible-spending, and life insurance plans as well as 401(k) match, ample PTO, hospitality allowance, remoting capabilities and more. For more information on Wagstaff please visit https://wagstaffmktg.com/.

To apply to this position, please visit the following link: https://wagstaff-media-marketing.breezy.hr/p/a6d170e553e5-travel-director

Due to the large response we typically receive to this posting we will only be responding to those candidates we are moving to the next round. No phone calls please.