Department: Athletes’ Department
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Contract Type: open-ended
Activity Level: 100%
Entry date: 01.06.2022
Application deadline: 01.05.2022

You will have a lead role in developing clear communication and promotion strategies throughout the entire athlete and Olympian lifecycle. You will manage the planning and content delivery process across athlete and Olympian-focused digital engagement platforms. 

Main responsibilities

Olympic Agenda 2020+5

  • Support the implementation of the Olympic Agenda 2020+5 recommendations. 
  • Ensure athlete and Olympian communications planning meets the targets set through the Olympic Agenda 2020+5 recommendations.
  • Work across the organisation and with external partners to facilitate the delivery of content on IOC athlete- and Olympian-focused digital platforms.

Overall planning and coordination  

  • Assist with the creation of a rich library of content to support and engage athletes and Olympians throughout their sporting and non-sporting journey, from youth level to the post-retirement phase.
  • Manage all Athlete365 social media to continually increase engagement across the elite-level athlete community. 
  • Drive awareness of programmes and opportunities available at the IOC and across the Olympic Movement. 
  • Manage IOC-selected agencies for editorial, design and video production by appropriately allocating resources and ensuring business needs are met, whilst maintaining a balanced editorial calendar across all athlete digital engagement platforms. 
  • Identify and drive strong end-to-end processes and quality control measures across all areas of content and asset production. 

Communications planning 

  • Facilitate the creative content delivery process, bringing together key stakeholders and agencies to develop and deliver innovative campaigns that capture the attention of and engage the elite athlete and Olympian population. 
  • Work closely with IOC departments to develop a content plan to engage the athlete, Olympian and entourage communities.   
  • Support the implementation of Olympic brand expression and showcase best practices in delivery across all athlete and Olympian communications.

Olympian programmes 

  • Develop activations that foster growth and engagement with the Olympian community. 
  • Support the communications and digital engagement strategy with Olympians.
  • Support content planning and delivery for social media platforms.
  • Support the continued development of a strong Olympians’ alumni programme.

Reporting and analysis 

  • Provide regular reports and updates on activity across athlete communications.
  • Develop and maintain resources to support the IOC Athletes’ Commission in communicating about key athlete-focused programmes.


  • Assist in the delivery of projects as delegated by the manager of the unit or the Athletes’ Department Director.
  • Perform everyday administrative tasks, prepare various reports, correspondence, expense forms and documents, filing, ordering supplies, etc.

Our requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, business or a related field.
  • High level of computer literacy in design tools.
  • Excellent command of the corporate tools and adherence to the internal user rules (SharePoint, Outlook, Asana, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of project management tools and methodology.  
  • Fluency in English, with good working knowledge of French.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in project management and online community development.
  • Being an Olympian or former elite athlete is an asset.
  • High level of competency in project management software and ability to manage tight deadlines.   
  • Knowledge of email marketing and analytics software such as Salesforce, Mailchimp or Google Analytics is a positive. 
  • Ability to take an active part in achieving shared objectives through personal involvement and ability to respect the contributions of all team members.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong sense of planning and organisation.
  • Familiar with online education and experience with various methods of learning.
  • Ability to write coherently in English and adapt tone of writing to the audience.

Come and join an organisation where the spirit of inclusion, gender equality and diversity is embedded in its DNA and which focuses on what unites us – a passion for sport and its values. Work in a flexible and rewarding environment which offers competitive employee benefits and numerous incentives to live a sustainable, healthy and active life. By joining us, you become part of the Olympic Movement and help to build a better world through sport. You will have the opportunity to work with people of more than 60 nationalities.

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