London, United Kingdom
Are you a passionate sports fan, who gets excited about storytelling, has excellent media contacts across sport and lifestyle media and knows how to achieve best results across the latest trends on social and digital platforms?
We are looking to hire a PR Account Manager (minimum 3-4 years experience) to work as the press officer for a new, retained client in the professional sailing world. Although this is a sports account, we need to reach far wider audiences. You don’t need to know about sailing (but if you do, that’s great); what is important is a passion for telling great stories to our fanbase and the international media.
Skills & Experiences
We need someone who can work in an intense sporting environment, who thrives under pressure, has great media contacts and can sell-in stories to traditional and broadcast media, is used to crisis management and has an excellent understanding of the developments in the social and digital worlds.
There will be international travel for up to eight days at a time, six times a year, whilst telling the inside story of the team.
You’ll be part of a tight-knit team that has to think creatively every day to ensure our content stands out. Confidence in dealing with multiple stakeholders is a must whilst managing the day to day activity, and handling demands from the media, athletes and contacts within the rights holder.
Our ideal person will be a creative thinker, a brilliant writer, highly organised, able to work under pressure, resourceful, independent and have a good degree of emotional intelligence. Experience working in sports PR is essential – lifestyle PR a plus.
If you can speak a second (or third!) language, that’s a real bonus.