Tourism Public Relations Account Executive

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Tourism - Canada | Full-time | Fully remote

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Company:Development Counsellors International (DCI) is looking to hire a Public Relations Account Executive to join our destination marketing team in Toronto. For more information about DCI – named one of Outside Magazine’s “Best Places To Work”  – visit www.aboutdci.com. 

DCI is an equal opportunity employer and has taken a Diversity Pledge to ensure our agency is advancing racial justice, identifying unconscious bias, educating our staff, and using our place marketing platform to advocate for change. Our agency is also a member of the Diversity Action Alliance and Black Travel Alliance. While this job posting is a guide, we welcome applicants that may bring diverse backgrounds, ideas and experiences to DCI. 

Job Description: Do you devour travel magazines and fall asleep reading travel content online? When you see something in your “regular” life, do you think, “that would be a great story for Dreamscapes!” When you land a fabulous placement – do you call your mom and try to explain why it’s so awesome? Then this job is for you! 

Account Executive will support the development, implementation and analysis of destination public relations programs for travel destinations. The focus of this position will be on pitching media and reporting on your success. 

We are seeking applicants with a bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of media relations experience. 

  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have all necessary approvals to live/work in Canada and travel outside the country for work 
  • Highly self-motivated, with the ability to work independently  
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills 
  • Confidence in public speaking 
  • Established lifestyle media contacts in Canada  
  • Interest in planning and implementing media events and missions 
  • Impeccable organization and ability to balance the demands of multiple clients  
  • Must be willing to travel at least 25% of the time 
  • Fluency in French a plus  

Benefits 

  • Competitive salary, based on experience, plus bonuses 
  • Unique "open book" management system with performance-based incentive program  
  • Medical/dental/HSA coverage  
  • Professional training budget and opportunities for professional advancement 
  • Flexible start times  
  • Flexible PTO 
  • RSP match