Thrive PR launches ‘working holiday experience’ roles with Airbnb, GoPro, Virgin and Optus

Thrive PR + Communications has created three new jobs, called working holiday experiences in partnership with Airbnb, GoPro, Virgin Australia and Optus.

Thrive PR group account director, Victoria Fruean, said in a Linkedin post: “Kiwi PR friends looking for a sea change in 2022 – check out this awesome new opportunity launched by Thrive PR + Communications.

“There are three new working holiday roles where you can work from any or all of the Thrive offices in Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth), with fab people and great brands!”

In the Seek post, it states that in a post-COVID world, the agency has created the new roles to “pilot a new way of working”.

Packages for all three jobs will include: Return flights across the Tasman, a choice of up to three Australian locations across a 12-18 month period supported with accommodation funding via Airbnb covered in each location.

In addition, Thrive PR will give assistance to find ongoing accommodation in every city, as well as domestic flights from location to location with Virgin Australia. You will be provided with a phone, new laptop and Hero9 black GoPro and travel kit.

The roles will be hybrid working-style, offsite and on location, with flexible working hours. As well as return flights with a guaranteed role with Thrive PR’s New Zealand operations, and “awesome salary package.”

Thrive PR + Communication MD, Leilani Abels, told Mumbrella: “These roles are what we have defined as ‘PR Jobs of the Future’ and ultimate working holiday experiences, defining a new way of working and playing in PR in Oz, it’s part of our mantra of being ‘limited by nothing’ at Thrive and our constant evolution to do things differently and provide unique experiences for our team.”

She continued: “We had enquiries from Australian candidates immediately after posting these jobs in NZ, which is why we decided to create the third role – one for a local consultant – who will also take advantage of the perks that we have packaged – a first of its kind in comms where Airbnb, GoPro and Virgin Australia are supporting us and team members can work and travel across our multiple locations.”

Abels added that Thrive PR created these roles to give the company future resources to capitalise on huge demand for PR services, and what the agency are seeing in the PR industry, which is “opportunity and industry growth”.

She concluded: “Currently, there is no UK talent entering the country and no pathway to permanent residency for Public Relations as a job role and we want to change that, so separately the team at Thrive is progressing on a piece of work that aims to influence the National Skills Committee and ultimately will benefit all comms people and the entire PR industry.

“In the meantime, my goal for Thrive is to continue to provide the best working environment for our team working with inspiring leaders and on ambitious brands so this latest effort opens the doors for new talent to be a part of our exhilarating growth journey.”


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