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SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR | Luxury, Travel, Lifestyle

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We are looking for a Senior Account Director with a passion for the luxury travel and lifestyle sector to work on stunning destination, high end client business. Our client is an Internationally renowned PR agency and experts in their field who offer a 360 degree approach and with teams in Central London,  New York City and Milan. They represent some of the world’s leading hotel and travel brands providing strategic advice on making a destination more marketable, creating social media programmes or building international reputations through media relations. Their bespoke approach constantly evolves to ensure the delivery of innovative global campaigns that are built to last.

This agency’s stellar client list will provide a unique opportunity for an SAD to be a brand ambassador and be a part of this highly motivated and ambitious team.

The Role:

You should have a proven track record and excellent media contacts in the travel and lifestyle media, strong management experience and a ‘hands on’ and thoughtful approach to getting the job done.  You would likely sit across two teams, managing a team of six in total from JAE to SAM level, and oversee approximately 16 clients.


  • Strategic planning and implementation of high-end PR campaigns
  • Around 5 years of experience
  • Experience in training, developing, and nurturing a team of varying levels, whilst personally showing a genuine, strong interest in travel and travel trends
  • While based in London, this role will be the team lead on UK & European strategy for cross-office clients, daily workload monitoring and process approval, client reporting, and nurturing talent
  • Highly organised, a sharp eye for detail, and effortless multi-tasking skills
  • Experience in conceiving and delivering creative and strategic integrated communications campaigns across traditional & digital platforms, for both high profile hotel launches as well as maintaining consistent results for long standing clients
  • Able to implement synergistic creative brand partnerships between clients and third parties
  • Demonstrates excellent communications skills, creative thinking, and an adeptness to adapt to an ever-changing industry and media landscape
  • Provide senior level strategic consult to clients to build their brand and support in achieving business growth and sales goals
  • An impressive ‘little black book’ of media contacts, both online and offline, and confident in liaising with top tier media, influencers – the more global, the better
  • Strong third-party contacts in place within the travel industry (including tour operators, airlines, tourist boards)
  • Expert knowledge and interest in luxury travel and lifestyle trends
  • Experience in bringing in and converting new business leads is a bonus, as well as creating compelling, creative PR proposals and new business presentations

An excellent package awaits, plus the opportunity to be based full time in enviable central London offices, although flexibility can also be offered.

If this sounds like something you’d be keen to hear more about, please contact either Anne or Tanya directly on 020 3397 7543 or 07929 00825 and send your cv through to [email protected]





Welcome to Carter Ferris, one the UK's top talent finding teams. We're focussed on unlocking potential and accelerating the partnership between client and candidate, building relationships and working to create growth.

Over the last 9 years, we have worked alongside agencies and inhouse teams, providing the highest standard of permanent, interim and freelance recruitment services. We work across the PR, Communications, Marketing and Digital sectors. 

Our industry knowledge from a client and candidate perspective can offer you, your team or your business a combined expertise based on experience, integrity and our extensive network.

If you would like to discuss your next move or your next hire, just call either Anne Carter or Tanya Ferris directly on: 0203 397 7543 or 07929 008295 (AC), 07702 186 088 (TF)  

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020 3397 7543

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