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PR Communications Manager

Closing date for this position is February 2023

ABOUT PERFORMANCE54:

Performance54 is an energetic, innovative golf marketing agency, with a client base throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Specialising in sponsorship strategy and activation, tournament promotion and management, PR and communications, and destination marketing, the Performance54 team boasts unrivalled experience and is trusted by some of the world’s best-known brands.

ROLE OVERVIEW:

The opportunity exists for an experienced, driven, and organised PR & Communications Manager to join the Performance54 team, leading a team in its delivery of an extensive golf and corporate event portfolio. The desired candidate will be based out of our offices in the UK, with regular international travel across Europe, Middle East and Asia required (up to 70 days per year).

A passion for the game of golf and experience in a communications role within the golf or sports industries are essential.

The candidate must also be comfortable working on multiple projects concurrently and meeting tight deadlines. Experience in working on communications programmes for major international events is highly desirable.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working with event marketing colleagues to conceptualise and deliver the communications plan for each event
  • Day-to-Day Management of newsroom function relating to event delivery, including:
  • Copywriting
  • Press release creation and distribution
  • Media liaison
  • Drafting of content and management of event programme
  • Drafting of website copywriting
  • Proactive pitching to target media titles, developing long lead opportunities through direct approaches
  • Management of event media partners, including the development and provision of any materials required for their use (such as briefing and information documents)
  • Management of event sponsors in regards to communications materials. This includes discussing press releases and any external facing documents with partners and ensuring their approval before distribution.
  • Ensuring the Partner Hub is updated for each partner with all relevant materials
  • Playing a leading role in the management of the press centre on site at events, including:
  • Organisation of press conferences, both virtual and in-person
  • The issuing of media accreditation and ensuring key media are engaged early in order to secure their attendance
  • The management of a multilingual newsroom, ensuring timely communications following the events of the day

SPECIAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/APTITUDES NEEDED:

  • Knowledge of current trends relating to sports marketing and communications
  • Knowledge of the golf media landscape and a strong database of contacts in the golf media sector
  • Experience in narrative development for brands or events
  • Experience in a consumer communications role for a respected brand, organisation or event, ideally connected to golf
  • Ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks
  • Administrative and IT skills, and an ability to maintain records and produce reports

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Discretionary Annual Bonus
  • International travel
  • Travel Insurance
  • Reports to Account Director
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