Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

NOTE: This role needs to be based in Berlin.  Please submit your application in English.

The communications team is responsible for telling the Airbnb story around the world. We aim to build and maintain a positive reputation through world class communications campaigns that drive favourable press coverage and awareness.

We are hiring a Consumer & Product Communications Manager DACH to support the Communications team on telling the Airbnb story in DACH. Whether we are briefing press on inspiring travel trends, highlighting unique experiences led by local hosts, or explaining how travel on our platform benefits local families and communities, we are the voice of Airbnb on a broad range of topics. 

The position is based in Berlin and you will be reporting into the Head of Communications DACH & CEE. You will support and work alongside a cross-functional team including business, partnerships, public policy and marketing to showcase the benefits of sharing your home and travelling on Airbnb. You must be comfortable delivering creative communications campaigns and strategies, working directly with journalists, liaising with agency partners, managing media enquiries and event coordination, and gathering stories from within our host community. We are looking for a passionate, articulate and savvy communicator who can work under pressure within tight deadlines. 

We're a fast growing and high energy team with a passion for people, places and great stories. If you'd like to be part of one of the world's greatest communications teams, come tell us your story. 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Head of Communications to develop robust and effective consumer and product communications strategies that drive favourability and positive awareness in DACH with a focus on Germany. 
  • Be responsible for executing complex campaigns to drive proactive positive results and be adept at problem solving
  • Draft written materials - story pitches, press releases, messaging guidelines, Q&As, briefs, presentations, speeches etc.
  • Manage agency partners
  • Prepare briefings for media interviews and public speaking engagements
  • Understand the media market and develop relationships with key reporters  
  • Handle a busy press office 
  • Work closely and seamlessly with the Corporate & Policy Communications Manager and the European communications teams 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fluent in both German and English with excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • +5 years PR experience, either working in a PR agency or in-house
  • Experience in media relations with an established media network
  • Ability to initiate, manage and deliver proactive press projects including research/data-led stories, campaigns, press events, press trips 
  • Experience working on projects in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Maintaining enthusiasm and calm demeanor in stressful situations
  • Passion for Airbnb and the mission of the company