Associate Director (Sport)
If you’re a PR Senior Associate Director or Director with extensive experience in sport –either from a specialist sports PR consultancy or from the sports division of a larger agency - frustrated at the lack of opportunity to progress where you are and chomping at the bit to spread your wings, perhaps wondering whether to branch out and set up on your own, then this should really whet your appetite.
A well-established, mid-size communications consultancy with a great reputation in the market is offering a rare and exciting opportunity for someone to establish, develop and grow a dedicated sports division – and, in turn, spearhead the agency’s profile in this area.
So, as well as having all the right experience in sports PR and communications from working agency-side, a wealth of connections, influence and confidence in your expertise, you must also be resourceful, ambitious and able to demonstrate genuine entrepreneurial flair.
In return, the agency (which boasts some of the best connected people in sport within its group) will be able to offer a particularly high profile project as your launch-pad, as well as access to existing clients with sports sponsorships, team resource and support for new business.
We know how appealing this sounds so it will be no surprise that we are looking for the cream of the crop. You will need to demonstrate to us your track record in sports PR, the clients you’ve led, the difference you’ve made, your media management experience on large scale, high profile events and your terrier-like instinct for new business (as well as evidence of business you can honestly say you have brought in, pitched for and won). Someone who doesn’t love new business simply isn’t going to cut the mustard in this role. We want you to tell us about the contribution you have made already and the ambition you have to grow a business, ultimately taking on a Director role – leading a team and taking responsibility for its revenue.