Monday, February 13, 2012

Golf PR Manager/Ryder Cup 2014

Saw this advert posted in the EventScotland email from last week. No idea how long it's been advertised for but you've got til Wednesday 15th of February to get your CV in! Based Edinburgh and East (it says) the salary is from £26,775 and is full time fixed term position until end of March 2015. Here's the info...

What you would do

Working as part of the Ryder Cup team and reporting to the Ryder Cup Project Director, you will be responsible for creating strong consumer PR strategies and delivering successful golf PR activity which will generate impactful consumer press and TV coverage about The 2014 Ryder Cup taking place in Scotland, and ongoing golf tourism to Scotland, in key consumer media around the world.

You will work in close partnership with senior colleagues in the communications and marketing departments of both EventScotland and VisitScotland as well a large number of diverse external stakeholders including the golf industry, Ryder Cup Europe, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise/SDI, and Gleneagles. You will also be expected to liaise with all communications agencies employed by VisitScotland and EventScotland.

You will be responsible for creating and delivering all consumer PR campaigns on behalf of EventScotland and VisitScotland around the world capitalising on planned golf, media and tourism events, as well as current affairs, to ensure a consistent core script of key messages is utilised in all media activity.

Required activity also includes responding to all incoming press enquiries, creating and hosting press trips in Scotland, creating & managing press launches and managing / undertaking press interviews.

What you would need to have
  • Educated to degree level with communications qualification or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience of working in PR (agency/in-house) at account director level.
  • Experience of working in a PR/Communications environment at international sports / events level.
  • Proven experience of objective setting and strategy implementation.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • The ability to successfully engage and lead a team of diverse partners and stakeholders towards a common goal.
  • Experience of managing successful press launches & high profile press events.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • The ability to persuade and influence others.
  • A self-starter, able to work to tight deadlines and react quickly to changing priorities
  • Good working knowledge of the golf event and golf tourism environment
  • Experience of managing and reporting on a budget.
  • Excellent networking and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Scotland as a destination
  • A golf handicap or competent sporting ability is desirable.
  • Nose for a good story
Closing Date
Wednesday 15th February 2012

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Please note, any salary/salary range and benefits described in this advertisement, are indicative only. The actual salary offered to the successful candidate will be dependent on skills and experience.

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