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Job Title:  Sr Public Relations Specialist


Milan, Lombardia, IT

Remote Options (if applicable):  Flexible remote options

Req ID: 60319

Job Family: Marketing/Communications

Sabre Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world. At Sabre, we make travel happen. Positioned at the center of the business of travel, our platform connects people with experiences that matter in their lives. Today, Sabre is creating a new marketplace for personalized travel. It is our people who develop and deliver powerful solutions that meet the current and future needs or our airline, hotel and travel agency customers. Join our journey! 

Job Description


Are you looking for an exciting challenge within a global technology company that has ambitious plans for growth?  Are you passionate about communications and travel, and have you always wanted to work in the fast-growing, dynamic industry that is travel technology? 


Sabre seeks a proactive, savvy and resourceful communications professional, responsible for developing and delivering high-impact media communication strategies that raise awareness of Sabre in technology, business and mainstream media in Southern Europe.  The candidate will be responsible for managing and leading PR efforts for a number of Sabre’s Southern European markets – Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Greece – and will work closely with leaders and other members of the EMEA communications team.  As member of the global Corporate Communications team, the candidate will also be required to support global initiatives where required. 


What's in it for you? 


This is an exciting chance to join a global team in a company that has many opportunities for career progression.  The candidate will have ample opportunity to travel,  and will benefit from a supportive, flexible and rewarding team.  Sabre offers flexible “Work from Anywhere” options, and the manager of this team (communications director) is highly supportive of out-of-the-box growth and development ideas.  Those who work hard and play a key role in team goals here will do exceptionally well, and there’s a strong culture of reward for successful performers.  You’ll also benefit from exposure to senior leadership and will enjoy working with a friendly and creative team every day.


This is an exciting position that will suit someone who can drive results in a fast-paced environment.  The candidate would be well-connected with Italian media (and other markets such as Spain and France would be advantageous), be a strong writer and communicator, and understand how to use communications to drive positive results for the business.  Experience in technology and travel is advantageous, but not necessary.  Experience on the sustainability front would also be a major plus. 

Job Requirements




•    Develop and deliver proactive communications plans and activities that position Sabre as an innovative technology partner to airlines, travel agencies, hotels and the broader travel industry 
•    Develop content that positions Sabre as a challenger and thought leader, at the forefront of key trends in personalisation and travel distribution 
•    Identify media opportunities  that increase Sabre’s profile and coverage in technology, business and mainstream publications in Southern Europe
•    Support the EMEA PR team  with content and ideas that can be used in region 
•    Build and develop key media relationships, and respond to media and industry queries 
•    Help Sabre’s communications director build and implement a global sustainability communications strategy 
•    Drive measurable collaboration across Corporate Communications, Marketing and Commercial team to ensure key communications plans, narratives and content deliverables are used to maximum effect
•    Champion the use of channels including social media, blogs, video content
•    Support and coach internal executives and experts for keynotes, panels, interviews and speaking opportunities 
•    Monitor competition activity and making strategic recommendations
•    Be part of a global media team that provides counsel and messaging for issues and actively promote and protect Sabre’s reputation 


Must Have Skills:


•    Strong and relevant experience in PR / communications, gained from corporate in-house or agency with minimum five years’ experience
•    Experience of managing PR activity across multiple regions, ideally within Southern Europe, e.g. managing a network of agencies or supporting a variety of regional offices
•    Fluent and able to do business in English, French and Italian
•    Must have gained relevant experience working with both Italian and French companies/media
•    Exceptional English-language writer and interpersonal communicator, with the ability to draw content from technical internal sources and produce clear and compelling communications in a variety of formats 
•    Must be confident dealing with different teams and cultures from around the world, in English language
•    Experience of working for or with a large global company
•    Deep understanding of how technology is shaping and advancing the everyday lives of individuals as well as organisations
•    Proven experience in developing and delivering communications plans, and a knowledge of working with trade and national media 
•    Proven ability to interact effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including leaders, peers and subject matter experts
•    A forward-thinker who has a keen eye for topical events and potential news stories
•    Ability to work effectively under challenging deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment 

Nice to Have Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree (or similar) in journalism, public relations, communications or a related field




Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities described above is not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time. The scope of the job may change as necessitated by business requirements.



We will give careful consideration to your application and review your details against the position criteria. You will receive separate notification as your application progresses. Please note that only candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role will proceed in the selection process.


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