Communications Manager

Manchester
Full Time
Competitive
15 / 02

A key role in the communications team, the Communications Manager will be responsible for communicating City Football Group’s commercial, partner-focused and some corporate activities. Areas of particular focus will include the Group’s partners and fans, requiring a sound knowledge and understanding of the Group’s range of assets, products and infrastructure.

The successful candidate will support the development and delivery of marketing communications plans and activities which uphold and sustain the reputation and public perception of City Football Group, our clubs and businesses.

Full description

1

To support the Head of Marketing Communications in developing and executing a global marketing communications strategy encompassing all appropriate functions of the organisation for external audiences

2

To draft communications collateral and materials, press releases, biographies, speeches, award submissions and briefing notes

3

To act as a brand ambassador to ensure our identity and values are properly represented as we communicate with our fans and a broad range of other audiences

4

To conduct media monitoring and media evaluation of all commercial communications in trade and marketing media, responding to and directing related media enquiries, working with communications agencies to manage media outreach where required

5

To support the Manchester City press office and develop and maintain effective relationships with relevant key reporters from sports business, trade and marketing media.

6

To deliver international communications support for all international activity including Club tours, international football schools, international retail outlets and global partnerships

7

To deliver or support communication launches according to agreed plans, of new Club partnerships and develop communications plans for existing partners, including scheduling, logistics, time line and production

8

To provide support and advice where appropriate to relevant departments at Manchester City FC with regards to the most suitable delivery mechanisms or solutions for the design and implementation of corporate communication activities

Role specific knowledge, skills and experience:

Essential:

  • Experience of communications roles in a corporate/commercial environment, sound understanding of football as a global sport and related revenue streams

  • Outstanding written and presentational skills, strong grasp of media relations and experience to support that. Able to lead projects
  • The ideal candidate will be flexible and patient but with strong negotiation skills and powers of persuasion. Must be a team player who can work well across different teams. Willing either to take the initiative or form a critical part of a larger team
  • Experience of communications which can translate into the requirements of this role
  • Degree level or equivalent

Desirable:

  • Experience of sponsorship communications. Ideal candidate will have some experience of consumer/fan facing communications

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.

If you have any further questions about the role or your application, please contact areers@CityFootball.com">Careers@CityFootball.com

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