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Director of PR (Maternity Cover)



Marketing & Communications
Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Us

We're TravelPerk, a hyper-growth SaaS platform offering companies a one-stop-shop for booking, managing and reporting business travel.

Our aim is to revolutionise the $1.3 trillion business travel market by combining an unrivalled choice of travel options with a powerful booking and management platform and access to 24/7 customer support we’ve become the leading all-in-one travel management solution.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Barcelona, we’ve grown to over 1200 people in 9 offices across Europe and North America. In 2022 we became a ‘unicorn’ and in 2024 we raised $104 million in additional investment, with a total valuation of $1.4 billion.

We’ve been winning awards too. Since 2023, we’ve been voted one of the best places to work, one of the fastest-growing apps and tech companies, and a leading pioneer of business travel.

These are just some of the reasons why global brands like Wise, Red Bull, GetYourGuide, and Aesop trust us to supercharge their corporate travel.

The Role

As the Director of PR (maternity cover), you will be vital in partnering with our executive team to craft external content that communicates our growth journey and enhances our brand through thought leadership. Your responsibilities will involve articulating our vision and strategy to establish TravelPerk as an authority in business travel, growing our brand awareness and reputation, and managing change during our expansion.

Collaborating with the Leadership and Extended Leadership, as well as the Marketing and Revenue teams, you will shape our culture and increase customer engagement by amplifying TravelPerk’s voice externally. This dynamic role requires a passion for insights-led storytelling, communication best practices, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. You will lead a growing PR team and have proven leadership experience building highly engaged teams.

This position is a 9-month maternity cover, providing you with the opportunity to lead our PR efforts and make a significant impact during this period.

What will you be doing?

  • Develop and deliver multi-market integrated PR campaigns that highlight, enhance, and improve our brand as a thought leader in the travel tech industry.
  • Develop comprehensive external communication strategies that convey our vision, values and objectives.
  • Build PR playbooks and craft compelling communication narratives to support internal stakeholders when speaking or presenting externally.
  • Establish a successful press office function, acting as a point of contact for leadership communication initiatives, ensuring effective messaging and delivery.
  • Create and implement a robust crisis communication strategy, including team training and development.
  • Prepare presentations and talking points for the executive team’s participation in media interviews, speaking events and PR engagements.
  • Develop success metrics to measure and report on the effectiveness of communication initiatives, monitor progress, and adjust strategies as needed.

What will you need to succeed?

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, producing engaging corporate content, including presentations and industry reports.
  • Proven experience developing and implementing communication strategies for executive teams that mirror style, tone of voice, and brand.
  • Strong project management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to influence and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience landing Tier 1 business media coverage, including broadcast.
  • Familiarity with digital communication tools and platforms.
  • Strong analytical skills to measure and report on performance.

Our Benefits

  • 💰 Competitive compensation, including equity in the company;
  • 🌴 Generous vacation days so you can rest and recharge;
  • 💊 Health perks such as private healthcare or gym allowance, depending on location;
  • 🧩 "Flexible compensation plan" to help you diversify and increase the net salary;
  • 🥳 Unforgettable TravelPerk events, including travel to one of our hubs;
  • 💙 A mental health support tool for your well-being;
  • 📒 Exponential growth opportunities;
  • 🫶 VolunteerPerk - We offer 16 paid hours per year that you can use to give back to society by volunteering for a charity of your choice.
  • 🌎 "Work from anywhere" in the world allowance of 20 working days per year.
  • 📚 IRL English or Spanish Lessons are held in the Barcelona office.

How We Work & Values

Our Vision is for a world where TravelPerk is the platform for human connection in real life (IRL). We take an IRL-first approach to work, where our team works together in person 3 days a week. As such, this role requires you to be within commuting distance of our Barcelona or London hub. We fundamentally believe in meeting in real life to improve connectivity, productivity, and creativity, ultimately making us a great workplace.

At TravelPerk, we prioritise experience and potential over academic qualifications for this role. We believe that talent and ability aren't always reflected in formal credentials.

We provide relocation assistance for specific roles. Please specify your need for this in your application, and we will evaluate the possibility on a case-by-case basis. English is our official office language, so we request that resumes be submitted in English for effective communication.

TravelPerk is a global company with a diverse customer base—, and we want to ensure that the people behind our product reflect that. We're an equal opportunity employer, meaning you're welcome at TravelPerk regardless of your appearance, where you're from, or anything else that makes you.

You can check about our values here. We'll guide you through our culture and explain how it will underpin your success in this role.

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