Summary

We're looking for a PR Director to lead strategy and execution of media relations at Away. The right person is creative, organized, ambitious, and excited to manage a small internal team and external agency. This role is based in our Soho, NYC office and reports to the co-founder and CEO.

 

Some of what you’ll do:

  • Develop comprehensive PR campaigns to support new product launches, experiential programs, seasonal promotions, and brand partnerships as well as evergreen stories
  • Work closely with Brand Marketing team to increase awareness around brand activations and ideate marketing initiatives that align with pr goals
  • Cultivate close relationships with journalists and editors across travel, fashion, lifestyle, and business media
  • Stay on top of trends and story lines that we can opportunistically become a part of
  • Identify emerging PR opportunities, including areas such as executive thought leadership amd product placement
  • Own the development of a comprehensive Comms library, including media documents, FAQs, talking points, and press releases
  • Drive short- and long-term strategic positioning of Away in the media

 

Who you are:

  • You have 8-10 years experience in a series of PR roles—bonus points for brand-side and/or early stage company experience
  • You have deep knowledge of national, top-tier press cycles and existing relationships with editors and journalists  
  • Your communication skills are unrivaled, and you know how to make people listen and understand
  • You have extraordinary writing and editing skills
  • You’re an excellent planner who can both develop a vision and execute on it
  • You’re a leader who will thoughtfully develop and mentor a team
  • You love to travel (but that's a given)

 

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Quarterly company outings
  • Annual international team trips

 

ABOUT AWAY

Away (awaytravel.com) is modernizing the travel experience, beginning with your luggage, while striving to set the example for how socially conscious companies should conduct themselves. In November 2015, we launched our brand in Vogue, GQ, and USA Today, and have been featured in over 100 publications including New York Magazine, Travel + Leisure, and Wallpaper*. Away was founded by two Warby Parker alums and has raised $11M in venture funding led by Forerunner Ventures, Accel Partners, and Global Founders Capital.

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