From search engine marketing to branding and promotions, our Marketing team is the expert at spreading the priceline message far and wide – capturing the hearts and imaginations of customers to get them to try our services, and keep them coming back for more.
Why this job’s a big deal?
As the Director, External Communications you will lead all external Communications initiatives for the Priceline brand, reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer. You will maintain a high level of visibility internally within the organization, working closely with key business leaders across the company, including the CEO. Individualize The PR & Communications team strategically manages all aspects of the brand’s communications initiatives from vision and strategy through resource management and execution.
In this role you will get to:
Draft communications messaging and presentation materials, create thought leadership positioning, and create a standardized process for Priceline’s participation in public-facing events
Identify new areas of opportunity to drive positive earned media for the Priceline brand through traditional, digital, and social media channels
Maximize impact by effectively by developing and utilizing paid, earned, and owned media channels
Oversee all media relations, from the development of proactive consumer campaigns to the efficient reactive management of direct inquiries
Align internal and external communications initiatives to positively promote brand, consumer, and employee messages to all core audiences internally and externally
Maintain the department’s Editor-in-Chief role managing Priceline’s earned media content strategy, external-facing Media Room website, and ensure timely and relevant dissemination of news and content across all platforms
Develop a consistent and comprehensive measurement approach to track 1) volume and sentiment of earned media exposure, as well as direct traffic and engagement as a result of external Communications efforts; 2) employee engagement and sentiment as a result of internal Communications efforts
Who you are:
Bachelor’s degree plus 6+ years experience in Brand Communications with a demonstrated focus on consumer PR
Proven experience in traditional media relations and digital media communications
Leadership experience and an ability to set and guide communications strategy and execution
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to self-edit and write compelling copy
Ability to craft and tell stories from summarized data and work with analysts to pull insights from data
Forward-thinking in identifying new communications methods, technologies and strategies and resourceful enough to implement new ideas, technology and software quickly
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize high volume, high priority initiatives
Demonstrated history of living the values important to Priceline: Customer, Innovation, Team, Accountability and Trust. Unquestionable integrity and ethics
Who we are:
WE ARE PRICELINE.
Our success as one of the biggest players in online travel is all thanks to our incredible, dedicated team of talented employees. Priceliners are focused on being the best travel deal makers in the world, fueled by our passion to help everyone experience the moments that matter most in their lives. Whether it’s a dream vacation, your cousin’s graduation, or your best friend’s wedding – we make travel affordable and accessible to our customers.
Our culture is unique and inspiring (that’s what our employees tell us). We’re a grown-up, startup. We deliver the excitement of a new venture, without the struggles and chaos that can come with a business that hasn’t stabilized.
We’re on the cutting edge of innovative technologies. We keep the customer at the center of all that we do. Our ability to meet their needs relies on the strength of a workforce as diverse as the customers we serve. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.
If you want to be part of something truly special, check us out!
Priceline is part of the Booking Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BKNG) family of companies. Our sister companies include Booking, BookingGo, Agoda, Kayak and OpenTable.
Priceline ensures equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.