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Sport Industry Group promotes business across the sport sector through a series of world-class events, including the BT Sport Industry Awards and Sport Industry NextGen in partnership with Barclays; leading editorial content via the Sport Industry Daily; and unparalleled networking opportunities, attended by senior, influential figures from across the British and international sporting landscape. (Sport Industry Group is part of Benchmark Sport International).

Applications for the below roles are now closed:

  • HEAD OF CONTENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
  • SENIOR MARKETING EXECUTIVE

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HEAD OF CONTENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Location: Central London

Start date: Flexible, no later than mid-July.

Reports to: Executive Director

Direct reports: Senior Marketing Executive and Account Executive

Salary: Competitive salary + bonus, based on experience

Position Summary

The Head of Content and Communications will lead on Sport Industry Group brand positioning and all output whether that be live events on stage, owned digital channels or earned media. The successful candidate will also assist the Executive Director and senior team in developing new content streams and events.

As part of a small team the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to get involved with all aspects of the business including event delivery, business development and more.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee all live content across all Sport Industry Group properties (including but not limited to the BT Sport Industry Awards, Sport Industry NextGen Unlocked, Sport Industry Breakfast Club, Sport Industry Private Dining Club hosted by Integro Entertainment and Sport). You will set the content agenda, source speakers and oversee creative film production.
  • Oversee all digital communication channels (including but not limited to www.sportindustry.biz, the Sport Industry Daily and Informer newsletters and multiple social media channels). You will set the editorial calendar, source and conduct interviews with senior industry figures and manage daily editorial output of timely and relevant news articles. Manage the Senior Marketing Executive to formulate and execute successful marketing categories across relevant platforms.
  • Maintaining and updating BT Sport Industry Awards category and criteria in conjunction with the Executive Director, senior team and external industry advisors. Develop contacts to further relationships across the industry including agencies, brands, media, rights holders, partners and more.
  • Communications lead responsible for enhancing the reputation and perception of Sport Industry Group, through both proactive media outreach and key partnerships. Writing and distributing press releases and general media relations to promote announcements, launches, events and initiatives. Promote internal, partner and industry spokespeople for live and written opportunities. You will directly manage media attendance at events as well as manage external agencies as required.
  • Build strong working relationships with other Benchmark Sport International teams to identify opportunities for mutually beneficial initiatives and activities. Other business include Benchmark Talent, Beyond Sport, thinkBeyond and Square Mile Sport.

Required skills/Experience

Experience     

  • A minimum of five years’ sport industry experience giving an in-depth understanding of the sector
  • Expert writing skills most likely developed from a communications or journalism background
  • An interest and ability to spot the changing trends in the sport industry
  • Significant marketing experience, preferably but not essentially in the business-to-business sector 
  • An existing network of sport industry and media contacts
  • Experienced in reaching the most senior figures in the sport industry with excellent relationship management experience and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in producing and editing event videos would be a bonus but is not essential

Personal traits

  • Hard-working and self-starting with a strong desire to achieve success
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Creative thinker, able to develop new content and editorial ideas as well as marketing campaigns
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills

IT skills

  • Experience in CMS (Drupal) is an advantage
  • Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint proficiency
  • CRM software experience preferable

SENIOR MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Job title: Senior Marketing Executive

Location: Central London

Start date: ASAP

Reports to: Head of Events & Head of Content and Communications

Salary: Competitive salary + bonus, based on experience

Position Summary

The Senior Marketing Executive will be the day-to-day lead on marketing campaigns, event branding, print and collateral as well as be responsible for regular update and maintenance of the Sport Industry Group website. The role will allow the successful candidate to learn from and work with both the Head of Events across branding, print and collateral and the Head of Content and Communications across marketing campaigns and brand positioning.

As part of a small team the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to get involved with all aspects of the business including event delivery, business development and more. In addition, the Senior Marketing Executive will gain experience through relationships with other businesses in Benchmark Sport International (Benchmark Talent, Beyond Sport, thinkBeyond and Square Mile Sport).

Key responsibilities

  • Manage marketing campaigns by generating creative content to promote events and projects through owned and paid media channels. You will regularly plan, write and create marketing emails and advertisements to promote different Sport Industry Group events and properties.
  • Manage branding, print and collateral for events, overseeing external agencies and support as required. You will be responsible for collating all necessary materials and content and will work with the senior team to develop creative look and feel.
  • Website management of www.sportindustry.biz ensuring that all owned copy and content (not editorial news) is kept up to date and all website functionality is working effectively. You will have CMS experience though will be supported by internal and also external agency support.

Required skills/Experience

Experience     

  • A minimum of one year’s (event) marketing experience
  • Experienced in producing and editing written copy for marketing materials
  • Involvement in a creative process whether that is design, branding, print or other

Personal traits

  • Hard-working and self-starting with a strong desire to achieve success
  • Original thinker, able to develop new creative, brand look and feel as well as marketing campaigns
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

IT skills

  • Experience in CMS (Drupal is an advantage)
  • Photoshop experience is advantageous
  • Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint proficiency
  • CRM software experience preferable