Account Director - Travel

Location
New York
Posted
Apr 17, 2013
Closes
May 17, 2013
Contact
Ms. Lauren Hamlett
Duration
Full Time
Overview:
The Account Director of Travel reports into the VP of Travel. The primary responsibilities of the Account Director are to lead the travel division and to supervise and implement account work for several clients. The Account Director is responsible for managing and supervising the execution of all aspects of a Public Relations program with the VP of Travel, supervising and managing the client relationship, managing the account team, growing the agency in a new business function, and generating new business leads. The Account Director should demonstrate an expertise to answer all PR questions immediately and unaided, an ability to think ahead for a client and for the business overall.

Responsibilities:
-Provide senior strategic counsel to clients and account team
-Manage the execution of public relations programs as well as assume direct responsibility for quality implementation
-Continue to develop relationships with media, influencers, and pitch clients on an ongoing basis
-Anticipate clients’ strategic needs, both long and short term
-Offer value and add counsel on an ongoing basis
-Plan and run strategic client meetings
-Retain current accounts and grow them
-Build and maintain client relationships at the senior level
-Supervise account staff in their daily activities, provide structure and instruction for balancing their workloads
-Motivate, mentor, and guide professional development of staff
-Assume fiscal responsibility for division, accounts, and team
-Actively participate and guide the successful operations and future course of division and agency

Education and Experience Required:
-BA/BS Degree in Public Relations, Communications, or related field
-8-10 years minimum experience in public relations
-Agency and Travel experience is a must

Knowledge and Skills Required:
-Ability to prioritize while simultaneously working on numerous projects
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Detail oriented and results oriented
-Ability to spot trends and integrate into PR efforts to keep accounts current in the media


Interested candidates must submit cover letter and resume. EOE.

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