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The Media & Communications department is responsible for differentiating the brand from other brands. This will be done by driving the brands values to engage fans, key internal and external stakeholders and maximise commercial opportunities through innovative, consistent, and integrated communications across all platforms.

The team works closely with all departments within the brand to produce engaging content and campaigns that helps develop brand and fanbase engagement at home and abroad while protecting the club’s reputation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Protecting and enhancing the reputation of the brand by coming up with ideas and effectively communicating projects and initiatives that will make our fans proud
  • Utilising time with players, club spokespeople and leadership in meaningful and compelling ways that are aligned to our communications strategy and objectives
  • Leading communications related to the brand for Everyone to ensure everybody feels welcome at the club
  • Driving communications support for the brand and raising awareness of our work in our local and global communities
  • Supporting communications that drive commercial objectives relating to club partners, retail, ticketing, membership and venue, amongst other areas of the commercial department
  • Advising on and responding to general media enquiries ensuring all relevant stakeholders are kept informed
  • Drafting key communications including briefing materials, press releases and statements which are consistent with the club’s communications strategy and objectives
  • Managing relationships as appropriate with external stakeholders including media, influencers and governing bodies
  • Intercepting issues before they materialise and offering strategic advice and support in times of crisis
  • Providing support for our internal communications delivery with the aim of ensuring every employee is proud to work for the brand
  • Assisting the club in meeting its commitment to providing equal opportunities and encouraging diversity across the brand

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

  • We’re looking for someone who can think strategically and is efficient in campaign planning and delivery
  • The job holder should be proactive, be capable of thinking ahead and generating innovative ideas
  • In a fast-moving environment and a changing world, the right candidate will be able to tell a compelling story across a variety of platforms and have the desire to deliver impactful and engaging work
  • The job holder will have strong experience working in a communications role and will be comfortable leading projects
  • We believe in hard work and high performance, so they should enjoy being challenged by competing priorities, shifting agendas, tight deadlines and demanding stakeholders
  • With their strong stakeholder management skills, professionalism and judgement, the job holder should be able to build effective relationships with people at all levels and position themselves as a trusted adviser
  • The job holder must have excellent writing skills and attention to detail – they should be able to make complex issues understandable, and be able to adapt their style and approach to suit the task at hand
  • The job holder should have a strong understanding and hands-on experience of the latest digital trends, while also having an eye on those of the future
  • They should have excellent knowledge of the local, national and international media landscape and the latest communications channels and influencers
  • They will be across the latest global cultural trends; especially those that could have an impact on the club and our people
  • With their creative talent, the job holder should be able to grasp our brand strategy and support its delivery making our comms fresh and engaging
  • They job holder should be able to use a range of evaluation tools to develop insights that can be used to explore new ways of doing things to improve our results
  • It’s a busy, deadline-driven, multi-tasking world – but the job holder should have the ability to stay on top of it – and have fun while doing it

Does this sound like you? Get in touch to hear more carlie@f1recruitment.com

 

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