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Public Relations Director

Travel & LuxuryFull-Time

ABOUT WAGSTAFF MEDIA & MARKETING

Wagstaff is a leading hospitality marketing company that is passionate about people and advocates for talent. At Wagstaff you will find and support an intrepid, transparent, genuine and sharing culture in which we operate on the belief that we are stronger together.

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 Public Relations Director POSITION

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

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Responsibilities:
• 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
• Proactively develop and execute strategic PR/marketing campaigns 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, destination and luxury brands in a public relations 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/91173d353c3a-travel-luxury-public-relations-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.