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PR & Communications Manager (London)

The Athletic

The Athletic

Marketing & Communications
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2023
About Us
The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.
About the Role
We are looking for a PR & Communications Manager to apply their skills and implement a public relations strategy to raise awareness of our soccer journalism, talent and ongoing campaigns and initiatives to help drive our UK and International growth. Reporting to the Senior Director of Growth, the PR & Communications Manager will place stories about The Athletic soccer journalism, projects and develop launch plans for campaigns that highlight our brand messages.
This will be for a 6 month fixed term engagement.


  • Serve as an external communications contact for The Athletic.
  • Create and implement communications plans that raise the profile of our business and journalism.
  • Write press releases, blog posts and statements.
  • Coordinate interview requests for The Athletic journalists and business leaders.
  • Pitch trade and consumer stories for The Athletic projects and product and campaign launches.
  • Help with social media outreach and promotion.
  • Work closely with Editorial and with other areas of the Marketing and Growth department to find unique stories and initiatives to share publicly to amplify the value of The Athletic.
  • Monitor, evaluate and improve the performance of our PR & communications on target audiences.
  • Oversee Broadcast day and media outreach with key talent for upcoming campaign launches.


  • Minimum of five years of experience in a media, product or technology communications role.
  • Proven media relations experience and results.
  • Collaborative and able to work with a variety of teams and subject-matter experts.
  • Able to translate complex topics into clear language.
  • Experience with digital media.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Attentive to details.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Approachable and able to build strong working relationships.
  • Resilience under pressure, adapting quickly to deliver comms results when confronted with unforeseen demands.
  • Acting on your own initiative and the ability to influence senior management and key stakeholders the value and logic of PR & Comms proposals.
  • Role will be based in London, UK.

Preferred Experience

  • Sports media
The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:
- Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans.
- Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses.
- 401k retirement savings plan and employer match.
- Paid time off including paid sick leave, 11 paid holidays, up to 20 days of accrued paid time off, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.
For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.
The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
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