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7 Jun 2022

Full-Time Travel & Hospitality Director

Wagstaff Media & Marketing – Posted by wagstaffhr Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job 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 Travel & Hospitality Director to join our team of versatile storytellers and marketers who are professionally dedicated to their passions for food, wine, and travel.


  • Client-facing, strategic lead on multiple client teams
  • Work with leadership team 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 teams
  • 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, earned media and proactive media pitching, partnership development, influencer marketing, travel trade strategy and engagement, etc.
  • Attend relevant events/FAMs/media opportunities/etc.


  • 5-6+ years of experience working with travel, hotels/resorts, culinary and hospitality lifestyle brands in a public relations agency setting
  • 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
  • This role is remote in the sense that you will be working from home, however, this role requires you to be based in the Chicago area to attend occasional in-person client and team events

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.  For more information on Wagstaff please visit

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Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 65 days.

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