HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.
HomeAway is seeking a highly collaborative team contributor to join our Global PR team in Austin, Texas, as a global public relations specialist. This person will work in a fast-paced, agile environment and will be responsible for supporting consumer and corporate PR initiatives. The person for this position brings high energy and relevant experience to the team. The role guarantees great learning potential for an exceptional person looking to further his or her PR career in the fastest-growing category in travel.
What you'll do:
Support or lead global corporate and consumer PR projects, working closely with managers, to ensure all tasks are completed effectively and on time
Project lead programs and campaigns, collaborating with other teams within the company to ensure the best possible integration within the brand and integrated marketing team
Draft a variety of written materials, including news releases and media pitches as well as toolkits, for global teams to take and tailor for their regions
Create daily global media monitoring reports by gathering company and industry news using contracted monitoring tools, reporting to senior media and trends analyst
Lead development of all final results reports and, importantly, monthly highlights reels that summarize company coverage and merchandise work
Help identify business and travel trends for daily, weekly, and monthly pitches
Serve as PR rep and project coordinator key events and activations; help organize and lead team meetings and annual summits
Generate ideas that are newsworthy tying to team objectives that drive measurable results
Create and update global media lists, PR tools, templates, Q&As and messaging; maintain repository of team information and approved templates/documents and reports (team wiki)
Update team calendars and team progress toward objectives; publish on team wiki every week
Who you are:
3+ years of previous public relations experience
Bachelor's degree in PR, communications, marketing, advertising or relevant social science major
Superior written and verbal communication skills in English; expert in AP style
Knowledge of communications management/media monitoring platforms (Cision, Meltwater, Critical Mention, etc.)
Knack for graphic design and video editing, and knowledge of basic tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Canva, iMovie and/or Final Cut
Excellent organization and follow-through; extreme attention to detail; familiar with Agile
High level of initiative, strong interpersonal skills, positive work attitude, inquisitive personality
Super deadline oriented; strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
Experience collaborating with other teams and key partners to accomplish stated goals
Idea generator who is creative and nimble yet a strategic thinker
Travel, lifestyle, dotcom, technology PR experience a plus
be open to occasionally working additional hours and traveling up to 10% of the time
Benefits & Perks:
Competitive health and insurance benefits.
Annual target bonus or commission.
Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility).
Paid vacation and sick time.
Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit).
Employee Stock Purchase Program.
Free snacks and beverages.
Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
Free listing on HomeAway.com.
Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
Why join us:
Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.
Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.
Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia, Hotels.com, Expedia Partner Solutions, Egencia, trivago, HomeAway, Orbitz, Travelocity, Wotif, lastminute.com.au, ebookers, CheapTickets, Hotwire, Classic Vacations, Expedia Media Solutions, CarRentals.com, Expedia Local Expert, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.