Welcome to the Sport Jobs Round-Up, your go-to source for the latest career opportunities in the world of sport, brought to you by Behind Sport.

Whether you’re an aspiring professional, a seasoned veteran looking for a change, or simply passionate about the industry, we’ve got you covered.

 

Organisation: Brentford FC

Position: Content Planning Manager

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: £37,000 – £40,000 per annum

Closing date: 29.09.2023

They are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Content Planning Manager to join their dynamic team.

As the Content Planning Manager, you’ll be responsible for managing and executing a comprehensive content strategy that aligns with the club’s overall marketing and communication goals. You’ll work closely with their Marketing Services department, Production Editorial, Insight and Social Media teams to co-ordinate and distribute engaging content across various channels, like our website, app, social media, and printed publications.

In addition to developing content for the club’s own channels, you’ll also be responsible for creating content for their sponsors and partners. You’ll work closely with their Partnerships team to develop content that aligns with their partners’ aims while ensuring that it reflects the values and identity of the club.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Norwich City FC

Position: Junior Development and Experiences Executive

Location: Norwich, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: None listed

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced candidate to join the Commercial Team at Norwich City Football Club in the role of Junior Development & Experiences Executive. The commercial team are responsible for retaining and securing new revenue streams for the football club, both short and long term.

This position will support the Junior Development and Memberships Manager focusing on the club’s membership scheme, matchday experiences and junior fanbase, with a focus on growth, engagement, and retention. The role will also play a key part within the wider commercial team assisting the delivery of essential matchday and non-matchday activity.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: United Rugby Championship

Position: Senior Editorial Manager

Location: Dublin, Ireland (Hybrid)

Salary: None listed

Working closely with the Head of Marketing – Brand & Content, the Senior Editorial Manager is responsible for developing and executing effective journalistic storytelling strategies to promote the league, clubs and players. A key part of the role will be to grow URC’s brand and fan base via its owned and operated digital channels; engage existing audiences while exploring creative ways to engage new fans and build connections.

This role combines creativity with strategic thinking to craft and share compelling narratives across the URC ecosystem. Candidates will need to create, edit and oversee the production of content. This is a fast-paced role that requires an understanding of social trends, an ability to interpret data and instincts for compelling stories. A detailed knowledge of URC is critical.

This is a 12-month contract role based in Dublin. This role will require weekend work during the URC season, with time-off in lieu provided during the week.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: The Football Association

Position:Marketing Executive – England Women & Women’s FA Cup

Location: London, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: None listed

The Football Association are recruiting a Marketing Executive to join our Brand Marketing Team. This role is an amazing opportunity for an ambitious marketer and women’s football specialist to work across England Women and the Women’s FA Cup brand.

It represents a perfect opportunity for someone who wishes to develop their core marketing skills, brand planning and multi-channel campaign execution within a fast-paced, professional sporting environment, working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, across international tournaments and world-class sporting events.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about sports, in particular women’s football, whilst also having a strong working knowledge of the football landscape. Candidates will also have a good understanding of youth and lifestyle culture, emerging trends, brands, and social media content.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Crystal Palace

Position: Membership Supervisor

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary:Up to £26,000 + 10% Bonus

Closing date: 22.09.2023

They are seeking a highly organized and customer-focused individual to join their team as a Membership Supervisor, in this role, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of memberships, including handling enquiries, ensuring sales and information are up to date, and coordinating with the marketing team to drive sales.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Plymouth Argyle FC

Position: Head of Commercial Operations

Location: Plymouth, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

The club is now looking to hire a Head of Commercial Operations to develop and manage the club’s commercial strategy and continue to drive commercial growth across partnerships, sponsorships and advertising and an ever evolving product portfolio.

Purpose of the Role:

The post holder is responsible for developing, leading, and managing the club’s commercial strategy. This will entail maintaining and building on existing partnerships and identifying and creating new revenue streams for the business.

The role will include developing a broad, and ever-evolving, product portfolio incorporating partnerships, sponsorships, and advertising on both a multi-season, seasonal and ad-hoc basis. The post holder will also be accountable for delivering sustained growth in existing and emerging sectors and will be expected to support the business mission through a focus on profit and effective cost management.

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Organisation: Newcastle United FC

Position: Communications Officer

Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 29.09.2023

To help them deliver on their ambitious plans, they have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Communications Officer to join their team.

Possessing outstanding communication and interpersonal skills you will be an experienced media and communications professional with significant experience in handling media issues and media relations.

You will support the Corporate Communications Manager in planning and delivering best-in-class communications and content across the club’s public relations and commercial partnership functions.

Supporting media activity around public relations and community engagement you will anticipate, identify and maximise opportunities for the club and its partners to gain positive coverage across various media platforms, both on a proactive and reactive basis.

You will be great at maintaining and building relationships as you will liaise with charitable organisations and internal departments, including Equality Diversity and Inclusion, People and Talent and Supporter Services to provide internal and external communications support.

You will have extensive knowledge of the media landscape on a local and national basis and hold a Communications related degree (or equivalent).

Experience in a media and communications function within a professional sports club and written and verbal fluency in another language are highly desirable but not essential.

With a competitive salary, an employee bonus scheme (non contractual), free city centre parking, hybrid working (non-contractual) and a wide range of benefits this is an excellent opportunity to join the Newcastle United family.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Newcastle United FC

Position: Media Officer

Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Closing date: 29.09.2023

This is an exciting time at Newcastle United and they are looking for talented individuals to help them on their journey. To help them deliver on their ambitious plans, they have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Media Officer to join their Communications team.

Possessing outstanding communication and interpersonal skills you will be an experienced media and communications professional with significant experience in handling media issues and media relations.

You will support the Media Manager in planning and delivering best-in-class football media access, media relations and press office functions across men’s, women’s and Academy teams. Delivering agreed media access to position Newcastle United and its teams positively.

You will attend men’s, women’s and/or Academy home matches as required by the Media Manager and facilitate pre and post-match media interview requests relating to players within tight deadlines, ensuring the club meets its mandatory obligations and maximises coverage of positive stories.

You will monitor media and social media platforms to identify any breaking news stories or emerging trends which could affect the club and facilitate player media requests from non-rights holders, identifying opportunities for the club to gain positive coverage across various media platforms.

You will have extensive knowledge of the media landscape on a local and national basis and hold a Communications related degree (or equivalent).

Experience in a media and communications function within a professional sports club and written and verbal fluency in another language are highly desirable but not essential.

With a competitive salary, an employee bonus scheme (non contractual), free city centre parking, hybrid working (non-contractual) and a wide range of benefits this is an excellent opportunity to join our Newcastle United family.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: England Athletics

Position: Digital Marketing Executive

Location: GB (Remote)

Salary: £25,000 per annum

A vacancy has arisen at England Athletics for a Digital Marketing Executive to support the Marketing Manager and work closely with the rest of the marketing team. The postholder primary responsibility is to build engagement levels and sustain and grow advocates across web, social and e-comms channels amongst our member clubs, athletes, and other important stakeholders across the sport.

The postholder will support all digital marketing activity focused on the activation of digital content plans, marketing and communication campaigns for England Athletics and its key sub-brands across all priority areas (participation, clubs, coaches & officials, competition, and talent).

Apply here.

 

Organisation: SailGP

Position: Social Media Executive (Social, Web and eCRM)

Location: London, GB (Hybrid)

Salary: None listed

SailGP is looking for a candidate well versed in the art of social media and with a passion for sports to join its Digital team. Reporting into the Senior Digital Marketing Manager and Snr Digital Editor, the Social Media executive will work closely with the wider team to develop and create engaging social media and editorial content and support the day-to-day delivery of our digital programming across core SailGP platforms.

With several years experience under their belt, the successful candidate will be a motivated team player with the confidence to proactively work on the social media and editorial calendar and in turn collaborate with people across the business to create engaging, fan-first content that aligns with the SailGP growth goals and drives increased fan engagement.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Liverpool FC

Position: Junior Merchandiser (Clothing)

Location: Liverpool, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

They have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join the Liverpool FC team within their Merchandise Operation as a Junior Merchandiser (Clothing) on a fixed term contract. You will be responsible for overseeing the supply chain to ensure efficiency and adherence to critical path timelines, whilst providing insights to help shape the longer-term sourcing and trading strategy for the company.

You will be an integral stakeholder helping with key business activities and working cross functionally with various departments to deliver the trading plan and business KPI’s. You will run the day to day category activity and seek to maximise commercial opportunities through effective trading and inventory management, whilst ensure that the departmental back- office administration is completed in line with the critical path and with complete accuracy.

You will also be the central point of contact for collation of all product attribute information and set up details.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Formula E

Position: Event Branding Manager

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

The Event Branding Manager is responsible for the implementation of all event-related physical branding, signage and wayfinding at each Formula E race. Working in collaboration with the Senior Event Branding Manager and Global Branding Provider, they will act as the lead responsible for a number of events across the Formula E World Championship.

Key Deliverables:

For Formula E events, The Event Branding Manager will oversee the branding and wayfinding strategy, planning, design and procurement during the preparation phase. While during the build phase, the Event Branding Manager will travel and lead on-site operations and act as the main point of contact for all Formula E departments, contracted providers and local event operators. For all other Formula E events, they will support the Senior Manager with all aspects of branding and wayfinding delivery.

The Event Branding Manager will focus on ensuring that Formula E and its partners achieve maximum, high-quality television and spectator visibility at every event. They will ensure that event functionality is optimised and that presentation to all target groups who attend a Formula E event is as successful as possible, within given budgetary limits.

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Organisation: Tottenham Hotspur

Position: Sales Executive

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

The Sales Executive will be looking to secure maximum sales across the Club and third-party event premium offerings, in line with company culture.

You will need to meet or exceed individual targets, including sell-out of Premium Suite and Seat offering and maximise revenue by selling across other events and opportunities from within the Club portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver on seasonal and matchday sales targets for Premium Experiences General Admittance and 1882 season tickets.
  • Support on sales for other venue commercial areas such as Visitor Attractions and Club owned conference events, as and where required.
  • Manage delivery of targeted initiatives to secure maximum sales.
  • Represent the Club positively on match days and at networking events, exhibitions, and conferences, with a view to maximising sales.
  • Identify, proactively instigate, and conduct client meetings/interactions via research and telesales.
  • Negotiate closure of all sales and manage handover to membership services team.
  • Deliver timely sales reports to line manager.
  • Track weekly performance against agreed targets and manage sales pipeline.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: The Times

Position: Head of Sport

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

The head of sport is responsible for delivering a distinctive, agenda-setting sport news and features package across all platforms for The Times and The Sunday Times. They will ensure world-class standards of digital and print journalism, and lead the sport editorial team as we move to digital-first commissioning and publishing.

Responsibilities

  • Successfully manage a productive relationship with the editor of The Times and the editor of The Sunday Times as well as journalists across the newsrooms
  • Work with the MEO to create a seven-day structure for the Sport team which successfully optimises the publishing of content on our digital platforms and print products
  • Work with editors, writers and reporters to conceive, commission and edit distinctive agenda-setting sport content for a digital and print audience, focusing on constructive stories that put people at the heart, with high quality analysis and expertise
  • Create the sport news list and manage the development of stories with the sport news editors, reporters and writers
  • Commission exclusive video, polls, interactive graphics and picture galleries to engage our digital audience and plan how these stories are shared and promoted online
  • Use SEO, Inca and Google Trends to help guide commissioning
  • Use social networking and other digital platforms for content generation and to promote The Times and The Sunday Times Sport content
  • Forward-plan, working with journalists on long-range projects and interview spreads
  • Work collaboratively with all internal departments including commercial, marketing, production and distribution, finance and HR
  • Manage an external profile as a spokesperson for The Times and The Sunday Times with key Sporting bodies, political and commercial stakeholders within sport
  • Control costs to ensure the budget is managed as efficiently as possible to agreed objectives, ensuring all products are commercially viable
  • Lead and manage the sport team, developing talent and supporting progression

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Red Bull

Position: Athlete Marketing Manager

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

Red Bull UK is currently recruiting for a Athlete Marketing Manager to be based in London, UK. This role will help to drive and manage Red Bull’s athlete marketing program, demonstrating to the consumer that Red Bull is the only brand that gives wings to the world’s most exciting and talented athletes. Credibly and effectively communicating the functional benefits of Red Bull products to sports interested consumers via a world-class athlete team, focusing on bringing to life athlete stories and projects in key Red Bull heartlands including Downhill Mountain Bike, BMX and Freestyle Mountain bike worlds. The role will be also be focusing on potential new sporting opportunities within areas and sports we are not currently exposed through. In this role the Athlete Marketing Manager must enable their athletes to progress in their sport and fulfill their dreams.

Apply here.

 

Organisation: Formula 1

Position: Fan Engagement Manager

Location: London, GB (On-site)

Salary: None listed

The Fan Engagement team is looking for a Fan Engagement Manager to join the team and oversee an exciting period for fan engagement at F1. This is a hands-on, high output role and you will see at first hand the inner workings of a multi-billion dollar sports business. You will be involved in a number of areas that will firmly place F1 at the forefront of fan engagement.

We’re looking for a self starter to join us at this exciting time and help us take the next step forward. You will come from an industry that is engaging consumers in a highly personalised, highly relevant way. This is an all-round role. You will be responsible for owning tactics that will grow the F1 fanbase and then managing campaigns that will ultimately seek to increase revenue from F1 fans.

Apply here.

 

That’s it for our Sport Jobs Round-up this week, good luck to everyone applying.

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