Formula 1 is the fastest growing sport in the world, attracting millions of new fans every year. As we continue our growth globally, we are looking for a Press Office Manager to join our growing communications team to implement our strategy across the motorsport, corporate, sustainability and consumer media. 

Relevant experience

  • Experience of working in an agency or within in-house communications team in a fast paced 24-hour news cycle organisation.
  • A proven track record of working proactively to devise and deliver a wide range of media coverage across print, broadcast and online media
  • Experiences of working closely with both written media and broadcasters; briefing journalists both on and off the record
  • Experience of advising senior leaders on media appearances
  • Work in a motorsport or sporting organisation desirable but not essential

Core role

  • Supporting the Communications team in devising and delivering successful communications outcomes for F1 and the wider sport 
  • Work closely with the Director of Communications and the Head of Communications to deliver on the strategic communications priorities for the business
  • Proactively develop media opportunities and build strong relationships across the media, identifying and delivering new opportunities 
  • Work across the business, with our teams, our promoters and with our global partners to ensure that we are capturing and telling stories from across the F1 community
  • Working closely with our PR agencies to deliver the best results and target media for the business 
  • Draft, proof and issue communications materials including press releases, daily media report, media briefings, journalist information packs and content for F1’s corporate social channels and website.
  • Work with the wider communications team to deliver the communications strategy across both race and non-race events

Key skills

  • Media skills: Experience of working with a wide range of media and delivering results. Confidence in handling journalists both over the phone and in person. 
  • Creative skills: Creative ability to devise communication strategies and tactical story ideas that will deliver results in the media and across our digital platforms. 
  • Writing skills: You need excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Speaking skills: You also need strong speaking skills to speak on behalf of F1 to the media, the teams and to brief executives.
  • Interpersonal skills: You need good interpersonal and relationship-building skills to work with the wider communications team and across the business. You also need to possess the confidence to deal with senior executives and explain communication techniques to them.
  • Digital skills: Experienced in using major social media channels (twitter, Instagram, linkedin) essential.

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