Company Development Counsellors International (DCI), headquartered in New York City, is looking to hire a Tourism Public Relations Senior Account Executive (SAE) to join our “place marketing” agency as a remote worker based in Texas (Austin, Houston, or San Antonio ideal). For more information about DCI – named one of Outside Magazine’s “Best Places To Work” – visit www.aboutdci.com.
DCI is an equal opportunity employer and has taken a Diversity Pledge to ensure our agency is advancing racial justice, identifying unconscious bias, educating our staff, and using our place marketing platform to advocate for change. Our agency is also a member of the Diversity Action Alliance and Black Travel Alliance. While this job posting is a guide, we welcome applicants that may bring diverse backgrounds, ideas and experiences to DCI.
Do you devour travel magazines and fall asleep reading travel content online? When you see something in your “regular” life, do you think, “that would be a great story for T&L!” Did you get vaccinated just so you could meet up with your media buddies for cocktails? When you land a fabulous placement – do you call your mom and try to explain why it’s so awesome? Are you finally ready now to step up onto the big stage present your thinking to clients and convince them that your strategy is the right one to help them rebuild tourism?
Then this job is for you!
This Tourism SAE will lead media relations initiatives for travel destinations. If you are ready to lead some accounts but still love pitching, have an eye for detail and are passionate about travel then this PR job is for you. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, agency experience and a minimum of 3-4 years of related work experience.
3-4 years of PR experience required
Agency experience preferred
Strong, creative, AP-style writing an absolute must
Ability to “spot” a story angle
Established lifestyle and travel media contacts in the U.S.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to pitch stories over the phone or over email
Strong presentation skills and confidence in making public presentations before both a live and virtual audience
Highly self-motivated, with the ability to work independently
Impeccable organization; Microsoft Office proficiency
Ability to juggle the needs of multiple clients
Thrive in a fast-paced working environment
Driver’s license required
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have all necessary approvals to live/work in the U.S.
Candidates fluent in Spanish (spoken and written) should call this out in their cover letter
Due to the travel and client facing responsibilities of this role, the ideal candidate is fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
Competitive base salary with unique “open book” management approach that delivers performance-based incentives
Flexible time off