Reporting to: Director of Marketing and Ecommerce
Application deadline: 7 June 2019. This job may close earlier if sufficient applicants are received.
Cosmos Tours Ltd is associated with the Globus Family of Brands, an international travel company with over 90 years' experience of providing touring holidays and river cruise holidays. The UK arm of the company started trading in 1961 and offers a fantastic choice of worldwide escorted tours, river and ocean cruises, and tour/cruise packages. Our holiday brands are Cosmos (www.cosmos.co.uk), Globus, and luxury river cruise operator Avalon Waterways (www.avaloncruises.co.uk).
We have an exciting opportunity for a senior PR professional to join us as our Senior PR Manager.
The purpose of the role is to increase and maintain awareness of our brands among journalists, influencers and bloggers, and to generate as much editorial coverage as possible in order to keep our brands front of mind. The role also provides media crisis management to include reactive PR in the case of low water, terrorist or crash incidents, extreme weather, strikes and social media/online campaigns against the company. The postholder will work closely with the Marketing and Sales teams to keep abreast of promotional campaigns, launches and other initiatives that we wish to promote through the press. Arranging and hosting press trips and events are a key strand to the role. The postholder will be very well-connected in the travel industry and have excellent networking skills. There will be an expectation that the Senior PR Manager will represent the company on industry bodies and events, such as those run by CLIA and ATAS.
The Senior PR Manager has a direct report – the Senior Content Editor. As such, he or she is also responsible for overseeing and producing high-quality copy for websites and other printed and digital material. They will possess an excellent standard of written English, with faultless spelling and grammar. The postholder will manage our social media channels and produce SEO-friendly content for our websites as required. At all times, the Senior PR Manager will work collaboratively with our other global markets to ensure that we adopt a joined-up PR approach.
The preferred candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a marketing, PR or communications field, combined with significant previous experience in a travel PR management role. The candidate will possess excellent written skills, with faultless attention to detail. The candidate will ideally have previous line management and budget management experience.
To apply for this role, please send your CV, a covering letter describing how you meet the job competencies outlined, and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org