Turner PR

NOW HIRING: Account Executive, Travel & Tourism

TURNER — one of OUTSIDE Magazine’s Best Places to Work in 2018 — is hiring. We’re looking for an account executive to join our travel & tourism team in New York City. This role will include work with hotels, resorts, destinations, and other travel-centric brands.

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Responsibilities

  • Supports daily activities for designated national and international accounts as part of a multi-person account team
  • Contributes 70 percent of time to proactive media relations
  • Plans, implements and manages client media tours and local market visits
  • Assists with planning and conducts, if appropriate, media familiarization tours. This may include international travel (passport required)
  • Understands and prioritizes the objectives of each client; anticipates needs in advance
  • Writes client collateral, which includes but is not limited to: news releases, media alerts, photo captions, media pitches, bios and fact sheets
  • Brainstorms new, fresh story angles and proactively pitches them to relevant media
  • Develops and maintains solid relationships with journalists, bloggers and social media influencers
  • Stays up-to-date on social media trends to provide recommendations to client about how social media channels can best be used
  • Oversees preparation of meeting agendas, notes and reports
  • Assists with account budgets, resources and deadlines
  • Assists with client relations through meetings, conference calls, events and general contact
  • Performs in-depth research and analysis of clients (audits)
  • Stay abreast of current industry news and trends
  • Act as first set of eyes on materials prepared by JAE/AC

Qualifications

  • Three or more years of communications experience in the travel industry; agency experience preferred
  • Holds established national travel and lifestyle media relationships, and the skills to develop new relationships using traditional and digital tools
  • BA or BS in public relations, journalism, communications or related fields
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in AP Style
  • Previous experience coordinating media familiarization tours and/or desk side tours
  • Possesses excellent writing skills, with a strong attention to detail
  • Uses social media tools regularly and has experience integrating social media into public relations programs
  • Proficiency using TrendKite/Cision/Burrelles, news wires, MS applications
  • A current passport and a willingness to travel as needed for clients (at this account level, travel is approximately once per quarter)
  • Passion for the travel/tourism industry and the ability to spot trends. Want to impress us? Tell us what you think is the ‘Next Big Thing’ (and/or, what is so, totally, cliché this year).

Sound like you? Apply now. 

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