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PR Account Director (Travel)

Are you an experienced PR professional looking for a new challenge in the travel industry? An incredible agency based in London is currently seeking a dynamic and talented PR Account Director to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of 3 and take the reins on some of the agency's cornerstone accounts.

Our client, an independent agency with over 30 years’ experience, specialising in restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels, food & drink & lifestyle are looking for a friendly, driven and passionate Account Director to join their team. 

Our client is offering an industry leading benefits package including competitive salary, 32 days holiday, hybrid working with flexible hours, duvet hours, parties and social events, pension, health insurance and enhanced maternity/paternity packages.


Role:

The successful candidate will work across our luxury travel and restaurant clients, running concurrent travel and food and drink campaigns. Directing a team of three, we are looking for a strong leader, with a proven ability to multi-task and at least three year’s agency experience – travel PR experience in the UK and overseas imperative.

A strong work ethic and passion for the industry is a must – driven, hard-working and eager to contribute to the agency.


The Day to Day:

  • Senior contact for client accounts
  • Overseeing PR campaigns from creative brief to implementation and delivery
  • Presenting pitches, proposals and reports to clients and key stakeholders
  • Securing top tier media coverage
  • Generating creative content/ideas for clients
  • Delegating to and managing a PR team
  • Nurturing talent
  • Setting/monitoring KPIs
  • Nurturing current client accounts


Responsibilities:

  • Leading and managing a team of PR professionals and account managers, providing career counsel, professional development
  • support, monitoring and performance reviews
  • Identifying training needs where required
  • Overseeing media strategy and account development
  • Providing support for agency growth and development of new business pipeline
  • Achieving exceptional outcomes for current clients and managing an extended portfolio ensuring consistency of service is delivered in
  • line with company policy
  • Championing the agency values and brand
  • Developing senior press relationships and managing contacts with key commentators, industry spokespeople and sector influencers
  • Offering crisis management and counsel to clients and extending networking opportunities
  • Overseeing provision of account resources
  • Formulating business strategy in conjunction with other directors


The ideal candidate:

  • Senior experience within a travel or travel-focused PR agency
  • Keen networker and adept at building relationships with key influencers and industry spokespeople
  • Expertise at handling a range of media to place products, grow brands or pitch for new customers
  • A strong industry network and contacts with senior journalists and members of the press
  • Excellent project management skills with strong organisational and planning skills
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong delegation skills
  • Commercial acumen and experience of developing new business
  • Management experience of developing star performers and overseeing performance
  • Experienced at winning new clients and pitching for business
  • Driven, ambitious and willing to contribute to the business


What’s in it for you:

  • 32 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays, a day off on your birthday and three days between Xmas and New Year
  • Hybrid working – three days in the office, two days WFH
  • Flexi hours
  • 4pm every Friday finish during the summer (June to August)
  • 4.30pm finish last Friday of every month outside summer
  • Employee of the Month Award
  • Early finish on the last Friday of every month
  • Coverage King/Queen of the Month Award
  • New business introduction fee
  • Loyalty holiday – additional day’s holiday for every year you stay with Roche after the second year
  • Duvet hour for any events worked
  • Recruitment introduction fee
  • Thursday wine
  • Monthly drinks and nibbles at staff meeting
  • Summer party
  • Christmas party
  • Drinks fridge
  • Pitch pizzas for new account wins
  • Client renewal team dinners
  • Pension
  • Access to company health insurance scheme at beneficial rate


If you feel that this could be the right role for you then apply now and we’ll be in touch.

  • Date Posted:
    5th January 2024
  • Location:
    London (Hybrid)
  • Salary:
    £50,000-£55,000

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