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To assist with our highly successful worldwide sponsorship activation programme, Portsmouth based 5 West Limited is looking to appoint a Communications Professional who can implement an imaginative and effective global marketing and PR campaign to support the sponsorship activation for the Company, whose key account is Alex Thomson Racing sponsored by HUGO BOSS
This role represents a rare opportunity to join a young, ambitious sports team with a prestigious international sponsor operating on a global platform. 5 West and Alex Thomson racing is looking for a results focused, energetic and creative Marketing and PR Manager to work within the team promoting their sponsor and the sailing team in key markets around the world.
Desired Skills and Experience
- Experience of event management and execution at a high level
- Minimum 5 years PR experience, either client or agency side
- Strong media relations skills, ability to secure features and pieces in targeted media and experience of working with lifestyle and/or sports media, with knowledge of sailing media a significant bonus
- Ability to work with senior sponsors and partners across global locations and multiple industries
- Ability to manage external PR agency and suppliers including photographers, video & digital agencies
- Excellent writing skills for development of creative content and business reports
- Experience of creating and delivering successful digital campaigns across all platforms
- A pro-active, creative and results focused individual
- Ability to represent the race team globally in key markets based on an event programme
- Experience of managing and contributing to global campaigns, developing aspects of the planning stages as well as implementing and reporting back into management progress against agreed targets
- French and/or Spanish language would be a big asset
- Knowledge and interest in the sailing industry a bonus
5 West Limited is a sports marketing company whose largest account is Alex Thomson Racing, is an international yacht racing team, competing in the highly prestigious arena of single handed round the world racing. The team is backed by international fashion house HUGO BOSS and forms an integral part of the HUGO BOSS sports sponsorship portfolio.
In January 2013 Alex completed the Vendee Globe, single handed non-stop round the world sailing race in 3rd place. For the remainder of the year Alex and the team will be delivering events in a number of locations across Europe and North America including an Francisco, LA, Bilbao, UK and the Baltic.
In addition 5 west works to attract global sponsors to the sailing and sports arena.