Location: Chicago, IL
Field: PR/Communications
Min. Experience: 7-9 year(s)
Basis: Full-time

Description:

Wagstaff Media & Marketing is an integrated public relations and marketing agency devoted to the culinary, travel and wine and spirits industries. We offer a comprehensive suite of communications, digital marketing, and branding services for our restaurant, hotel/resort, travel destination, wine and spirits, and hospitality lifestyle clients. 

Wagstaff is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming team. We operate on the belief that we are stronger together. At Wagstaff, you will be a part of an intrepid, transparent, genuine, and sharing culture where we strive to make things better for our team members, clients, and communities. 

We are looking for a dynamic Director to join our team of versatile storytellers and marketers who are professionally dedicated to their passions for food, wine, and travel.

Requirements:

Responsibilities:

Client-facing, strategic lead on multiple client teams

Work with Managing Director to curate client teams for maximum profitability and expertise

Guide, and provide direction to, account managers, associates, and coordinators - monitoring team hours to ensure efficiencies

Manage multiple clients and projects - Communicating client goals, vision and values to team Lead sales initiatives, updating CRM, and actively participate in the new business process

Attend and lead client meetings

Develop and implement strategic direction for client accounts

Execute strategy in specialized areas such as social media strategy, media pitching, partnership development, influencer marketing, travel trade strategy and engagement, etc.

Attend relevant events/FAMs/media opportunities/etc.

Requirements:

Effectively work with remote team members

Ability to manage multiple, cross-functional projects and teams simultaneously

Holds self and others accountable

Fundamental understanding of social media, and/or other marketing platforms

Passion and patience developing and executing strategies in a fast paced and changing business environment

Excellent people leader capable of directing, coaching, and supporting, an outstanding team

Holds strong relationships within industry contacts and client

Curious, driven, compassionate and collaborative with an overall passion for the hospitality lifestyle industries - restaurants, travel/destinations/hotels, wine and spirits. Must be able to communicate in a clear and professional manner

Wagstaff offers a nurturing work environment where creativity and professionalism are abundant, dynamic and independent thinkers thrive, and intrepid work inspires. Additionally, Wagstaff provides a variety of benefits and perks including medical, dental, vision, flexible-spending, and life insurance plans as well as 401(k) match, ample PTO, hospitality allowance, remoting capabilities and more.

To apply to this position please click the following link: https://wagstaff-media-marketing.breezy.hr/p/efccea62d474



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