Public Relations and Social Media Manager

Remote from New York or Austin

In recent times, companies such as Uber, Airbnb, Zoopla, and Just Eat have disrupted the lifestyle industry to become multi-billion businesses. eviivo is on a mission to shake up the independent accommodation sector by offering its award-winning cloud-based platform to independent properties in travel and tourism.

Its flagship product, eviivo suite, aims to provide hoteliers and hosts with a convenient all-in-one solution that makes it really easy for them to manage online bookings, guests and travel agencies. Today, eviivo’s customer base consists of 20,000 small independent B&Bs, Guesthouses, Vacation Rental Owners and Hotels using eviivo suite day-in day-out to run their business.

Born out of a joint project with the UK Government over ten years ago, where eviivo ran the UK’s National Tourism Database, the company has reinvented itself since its acquisition by Private Equity Group Investcorp, mid 2011. Having radically changed its business model, eviivo is now a vibrant young company, with offices in the UK, France, Germany, Tunisia, Austin TX and more recently in Malaga, Spain.

The company has regularly made the Times top 100 Tech Track index and its flagship product eviivo suite has won many prestigious awards since 2016, including the sought after Travolution award for Best Technology and Expedia’s Global Innovation Award. eviivo also values its strategic preferred partnerships with Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia groups.

With its expansion into the U.S., with offices in Austin, TX, and NY, NY, we are seeking a highly motivated Public Relations and Social Media Manager for our growing PR team (NYC or Austin preferred; remote is OK).

Role

eviivo is seeking a talented public relations and social media manager  to join the global PR and Corporate Communications team. This leader will be responsible in helping develop, organize and executive strategic communications, including media relations, story ideation, press activation, social media and influencer management. The candidate will work directly with the Global PR Director.

The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated, enthusiastic, well-seasoned communications professional that possesses sound judgment, impeccable writing skills and love for social media! The manager will help lead PR efforts in technology, travel, lifestyle, business and thought leadership and build and maintain relationships with key target media. The executive will also manage social media across eviivo channels, vet and manage influencers and travel writers for media stays and work directly with regional country managers to build eviivo’s presence in respective markets. This position offers an incredible opportunity to create highly impactful communications for one of the world’s leading travel tech companies.

Responsibilities

Public Relations

  • Reporting to Global PR Director, help support day-to-day press activities, projects and deliverables contributing both tactically and strategically to eviivo brand messaging.
  • Help develop and execute quarterly communication strategies, story angles and brand positioning globally for thought leadership, company news, product launches, property placement and industry  trends.
  • Secure placement in top-tier and relevant B2B trade publications.
  • Work with country managers to identify pitch-worthy properties and property owners for round-ups and features, as well as a “property of the week” on our social channels.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key media and continually connect with media in technology, travel, business and tourism.
  • Deliver press status reports, accurate and actionable contact reports, and any relevant competitive activity.
  • Maintain press and company news section on website.

Social media / Influencers

  • Build and grow eviivo’s social media presence across various platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter) adhering to brand voice (think Virgin meets Apple).
  • Write compelling captions and know how to make animated posts and reels.
  • Spot and leverage emerging trends that matter to our brand and consumer.
  • Work with marketing teams and designer to create compelling graphics (when applicable).
  • Monitor trends in social media and appropriately apply that knowledge to increase brand awareness and drive engagement and leads.
  • Community management / responding to comments when applicable.
  • Create actionable plans to grow engagement and followers on primary channels.
  • Identify and manage influencers, coordinating content delivery and tracking all deliverables from talent.
About you
  • Must have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience.
  • Self-starter, proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of the travel, tech and B2B industry with an established base of media contacts is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities – must be detail oriented.
  • Journalism background a plus
  • Multilingual a big plus
  • Proven track record of landing coverage in significant  publications, writing press releases, writing social media captions.
The Company Offers
  • Remote work (in addition to available office in Austin)
  • Health/dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid PTO
  • Paid holidays off
  • Professional development
  • Office computer (Mac or PC based on preference)
  • Fun clients

To apply for this position please email our HR team with a copy of your CV and put the job title in the subject line.

 

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