APAC Director, Global Communications

 

We are seeking a Director, APAC Communications to play a leadership role on the global communications team at KAYAK. The Director is a comms professional who will help build, manage and enhance our brands’ strong reputation in the APAC region via strategic PR and internal comms efforts. This is a senior role that requires you to have leadership qualities and be adept at operating at all levels of an organization. You need to be comfortable managing senior execs and leading best-in-class creative PR programs.This role will sit in our Sydney office and report into the VP Communications for APAC and EMEA, who is based in EMEA.   

 

Responsibilities

  • Create and lead creative, integrated PR programs in close coordination with teams across KAYAK

  • Partner with Internal Comms team to help drive and support employee comms efforts in the APAC region

  • Shape stories that resonate with key stakeholders including travelers, travel partners, media, influencers, social followers, and team

  • Create external visibility programs and thought leadership platforms for leaders

  • Drive media relations - pitch, maintain and develop strong media relationships

  • Prepare leaders for media interviews and speaking opportunities

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of social media trends and content strategy

  • Support on issues management and crisis communications in the APAC region

  • Think strategically about our brands’ positioning and potential opportunities in a challenging, competitive travel space

  • While this role will primarily focus on KAYAK and our travel brands, the Director will also support key OpenTable PR moments throughout the year 

 

Minimum Experience And Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or relevant area of study

  • Proven track record creating and launching best-in-class PR campaigns

  • 10-15 years of experience in PR/communications

  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to navigate between multiple brands and stakeholders across many locations globally

  • Public relations agency experience; Travel/hospitality experience preferred; U.S. public company experience a plus (KAYAK and OpenTable are owned by Booking Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: BKNG)

 

KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:  BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. We’re also transforming the in-travel experience with our app and new accommodation software. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.com.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of meta-search brands including momondo, Cheapflights, Swoodoo, checkfelix and Mundi. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each other’s strengths and insights. Together, we’re able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

 

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