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Communications Manager, Editorial

San Francisco, CA 94103

Posted: 06/14/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Marketing Job Number: 618304 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

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Communications Manager, Editorial

Planet Interactive's well-known hospitality client is looking for a Communications Manager to tell the brand's story on a day-to-day basis across the globe. You will support and work alongside the Editorial function that produces an always-on drumbeat across consumer, product, policy, and more, to show the world why this brand is the best way to experience the world. 

You must be comfortable working directly with journalists, liaising with agency partners, managing media inquiries and event coordination, gathering stories from within our guest and host community and helping to deliver innovative communications plans, workback schedules, and media lists. They're looking for a passionate, articulate and savvy communicator who can work under pressure within tight deadlines. 

Pay Rate: up to $50/hour (DOE) 

Communications Manager Responsibilities: 
  • Provide support for global communications priorities that support key business objectives globally 
  • Ability to develop materials such as story pitches, creative ideas, messaging guidelines, Q&As, briefs, presentations, press releases, blog posts, etc.
  • Handle incoming media inquiries and evaluate consumer press opportunities
  • Act as a liaison with agency partners ensuring processes are adhered to
  • Liaise with regional and global members of the Communications team and with key stakeholders within the business - i.e. in marketing, country managers, campaign teams etc.
  • Engage with our host & guest community over media opportunities
  • Support the management of reactive press requests and ensure utilization of all tools available (data, industry research, host stories, etc.) to support community and brand
  • Coordinate with agencies effectively to deliver outstanding results on behalf of the business
  • Skilled at media relations and an understanding for what makes a compelling story  
  • Possesses a strong understanding of cultural trends and pop culture and has experience working with industry partners to build effective campaigns that help move the needle
  • Support relationships with key reporters across North America

Communications Manager Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent writing and strong verbal communications- and skills
  • 7-8 years PR experience, either working in a PR agency or in-house
  • You have a passion for travel/hospitality and the mission of the company and are experienced working on projects in a fast-paced environment
  • You are skilled at media relations with excellent and well maintained media contacts and an eye for what makes for a compelling story 
  • You have the ability to originate, project manage and deliver complex, proactive press projects which could range from research/data-led stories or campaigns through to a press event, press trips, celebrity/influencer engagement etc.
  • Ability to individually or in partnership with agencies, support the response to briefs, developing comms ideas and campaigns to meet needs of the brief and then executing these campaigns
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • An international outlook and passion for travel
  • Ability to travel between priority markets and elsewhere, sometimes at short notice
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