Account Director (PR, Travel & Tourism / 6 Month FTC)
101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FR

Company Description

We’re a values-based business built around a philosophy of DO | FEEL | THINK. For our people, it encourages them to DO IT, to FEEL BELONGING and to THINK INDEPENDENTLY, creating a vibrant environment where our people can do the best work of their careers.

We use DO | FEEL | THINK to inspire our clients too. We want clients to show their values to the world through the acts they create digitally and in real life, helping to generate greater emotional connection with their products and brands, and creating audience relationships built on true Belief.

How do we do it? By connecting the modern key Belief drivers of PR, Sustainability, Employer Brand, and Digital Influence – all crucial to helping businesses win in our increasingly values-based world. It all adds up to a vision of creating a progressive and connected creative agency that helps clients find new ways to grow.

Our Commitment

Diversity and inclusion is a core part of who we are at MSL. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, celebrates and supports our wonderfully diverse employee group– whatever their age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity. Diversity and inclusion doesn’t just fuel our creativity and innovation, it brings us closer to our people and audiences. We will continue to strive to create a culture and environment where everyone feels empowered and more importantly comfortable enough to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Job Description

We’re looking for confident, ambitious consumer focused Account Director, with experience in travel and tourism. Ideally from a larger agency, with a black book of travel contacts in the UK.

The primary focus of this role will be supporting on Global Campaigns, creating beautiful decks and impactful campaigns with our creative and design studio, as well as the Director on the account, bringing UK media knowledge and contacts to the picture.

Secondly, there is an element of UK press office work, during campaigns helping the UK team secure coverage amongst fashion, travel, luxury and mainstream media.

Lots of opportunity to travel for meetings, as well as hosting press trips.

Key Skills & Responsibilities

  • This role is to work solely on a tourism account, reporting into a Director, with an Account Executive and other team members to support.
  • The role will be divided into UK press office activity, and global or EMEA campaigns. There will be some admin, but mostly directing other markets on reporting and working closely with the global team.
  • Working with the Account Director who leads the UK press office, and sporadically supporting on media content creation and pitching.
  • Being account, media relations and creative support for the Global director, working across both the UK account and wider campaigns.


  • This individual will be driven and entrepreneurial, with a passion for creative campaigns and securing editorials opportunities.
  • Essentials: travel + tourism experience, open to travel to Middle East, hosted press trips with media, organised, passionate, media savvy, excellent UK media contacts, entrepreneurial, dedicated, organised.
  • Desirables: international hub experience, working with other countries, Middle Eastern experience (personal or professional).

Additional Information

MSL has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classics, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year.
  • REFLECTION DAYS – Two additional days of paid leave to step away from your usual day-to-day work and create time to focus on your well-being and self-care.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING, BANK HOLIDAY SWAP & BIRTHDAY DAY OFF You are entitled to an additional day off for your birthday.
  • GREAT LOCAL DISCOUNTS This includes membership discounts with Soho Friends, local restaurants and retailers in Westfield White City and Television Centre.

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process.

If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.

Please make sure you check out the Publicis Career Page which showcases our Inclusive Benefits and our EAG’s (Employee Action Groups).

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