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Commercial - London

UK Communications Director

about us

Culture Trip is a start-up inspiring millions of people to explore the world’s culture and creativity through a global network of local content creators and innovative technology. Our content reaches over 12 million visitors and 200 million social media users every month, and we recently featured in Forbes as one of five fast-growing businesses to watch in 2017. Culture Trip was founded by London-based, former academic psychiatrist Dr Kris Naudts. After a few years of bootstrapping and experimenting, we received a seed round of $2 million by top media/tech investors in summer 2015. This was followed by a $20 million Series A investment in summer 2016. Since then, Culture Trip has ramped up its technological capabilities and editorial output, building initial sales teams in London and New York. From only 12 employees in summer 2016, we’ve grown to more than 140 in-house staff, hiring top talent from Google, Facebook, Buzzfeed, Condé Nast, The Guardian, Sky, BBC and ITV. We see ourselves as a tech company at our core, with media and creative work as our output. We’re passionate about bringing compelling content to every corner of the world through our global community of writers, videographers, photographers, and illustrators. Within the last nine months, our growth across our social media accounts has been in the triple digits, with our Facebook account ranked as one of the top three travel brands on the platform worldwide. Over 11 million people visit Culture Trip’s website each month (up from 2.5 million MUVs only six months ago) and more than 600k people have installed our app. We are set for yet more explosive growth and are going through a major recruitment drive for our editorial, commercial, marketing, communications, technology and social teams around the world. Our vision is to bring the world to everyone.

about you

The Communications Director will be a pivotal member of Culture Trip’s brand new communications team.   This senior position is being created at an exciting time for the business as it enters a period of hyper growth. Reporting to the Global Communications VP, also based in London, the Communications Director will work across corporate and consumer strategy and build a high performing team to successfully execute this. The UK is a priority market for Culture Trip and the Communications Director and their team will seek to build the reputation of the Culture Trip brand, raise the profile of its senior executives and launch specific products. A self starter, with 10+ years experience in communications, the Communications Director will possess an enviable black book of UK media contacts. Most likely, they will have previously worked in a tech company, ideally linked to travel or media. Culture Trip’s users are millennials and so it’s important the Director has experience working with influencers and digital media, in addition to traditional press.

Main Responsibilities:

The UK Communications Director will:
  • Be a communications generalist, having previously led highly creative, stand out consumer campaigns alongside executing corporate activity that has built the reputation of a brand and its executives.
  • Also have proven experience in crisis communications, events management and budget control.
  • Be an inspiring leader, able to build a best in class team, develop individuals, manage performance, set KPIs and report successful back to the business.
  • Possess deep gravitas, able to confidently work with C-suite executives, providing sound communications counsel when required.
  • Be comfortable working in a startup environment and able to cope with constant evolution and change.
  • Have an international mindset and ideally have worked for a global businesses.

how to apply

Email us on join@theculturetrip.com, attaching your CV and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d be a great candidate for this role. Please state your expected salary and notice period. Make sure you include ' UK Communications Director ' in the subject line of your email. Please note that due to the high volume of applications received for this role, we’re unable to personally respond to all candidates. If you don’t hear back from us within a few weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful at this time. We nevertheless encourage you to look out for and apply to other suitable positions in the future.   #LI-POST