In its first eight seasons, Formula E has crowned seven different champions and celebrated 23 winners in 100 races. With more automotive manufacturers on the grid than any other motorsport, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is one of the world’s most compelling racing series and enters its ninth season as the fastest growing sport on the planet. 

But we’re more than a race; Formula E was founded to counteract climate change by accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and as an unparalleled proving ground for race-to-road electric vehicle technologies. In Season 9, our ambition has grown as has our vision to accelerate sustainable human progress through an all out race for better futures. The only sport certified net zero carbon since inception, Formula E is a beacon for fans who want to enjoy edge-of-seat racing today at the same time as having a positive effect on the world tomorrow.

Formula E is a unique fusion of world class sport, sustainability, and cutting edge technology on a global stage. Season 9 signals the start of the Gen3 era in the sport with the debut of the third generation race car – the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built. Formula E will also go further than ever before in Season 9 with 18 races in 13 iconic world cities.

Working with us

At Formula E, we have created an environment that supports our colleagues to perform at their best. We are innovative, curious and we love the world we live in which is why we value sustainability. We believe that work should be fun and, whilst we are passionate about delivery, we are one team and supporting each other is key to our success.

Your role

The Sporting Communications Manager is a high-profile role at the forefront of Formula E’s publicity of races, drivers, teams and host cities.

Essentially, the role aligns race operations with media relations. It is a pivotal position requiring close collaboration with multiple stakeholders and day-to-day working relationships including with the FIA; race team PRs plus drivers and Team Principals; event delivery personnel including promoters and partners; sporting and race personnel; and working media including journalists, photographers, camera crews and content creators. Ultimately, the purpose of the role is to enable media to access the Championship positively and professionally by creating the best possible conditions to encourage favourable media coverage of Formula E.

The candidate must be a team-oriented, collaborative, problem-solver who can work under pressure and scrutiny in a live sporting environment while maintaining supreme professional composure but with a driven, can-do attitude.

Key deliverables:

  • Best-in-class media operations at Formula E races
  • Effective professional relationships with key stakeholders across the Formula E ecosystem
  • Strong, productive relationships with motorsport media
  • Able to multitask in a high-pressure environment
  • Desire to travel and adapt to international cultures
  • Strong judgement of media and reputational issues
  • Proven ability to play a key role in a dynamic team structure

What you will be doing:

  • Key point of contact with Team PRs to the FIA Formula E Media Delegate to plan effective and efficient media activations during race weeks
  • Manage implementation of sporting communications and PR activities during race weeks such as fan meet and greets with drivers, photoshoots, driver press conferences, media pen / mix zone, executive appearances on the grid etc
  • Oversee media credentialing and the on-track Media Centre
  • Produce sporting media content and publicity material including press releases, race programme, media guides, Q&As, and internal content including executive briefing notes, presentations etc
  • Manage the Formula E virtual press office and media site.
  • Develop and implement a motorsport media relations strategy.
  • Liaise with Formula E Race Operations team to specify at-race requirements for media
  • Prepare event and media communications for candidate cities and mentoring candidate city PRs with Formula E communications best practice and policies.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the communications representatives at local operators and promotors in host cities
  • Coordinate crisis management plans both internally and externally with the FIA Media Delegate
  • Co-ordinate with Formula E’s network of international PR agencies to distribute sporting media content and secure local motorsport media coverage and attendance at races.

What we are looking for


Knowledge required:

  • International motorsport
  • Motorsport media language
  • Understanding of key issues and themes in international motorsport

Experience required:

  • Experience working in a fully operational live sporting event environment
  • Strong experience in a communications role preferably in an event organisation
  • Experience of working on communications strategies and/or campaigns in motorsport and/or other elite professional sports
  • Experience of managing a team and budget
  • Ability to tailor content towards relevant markets and channels
  • Experience in crisis communications

Skills and aptitudes required:

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of initiative, ability to work well independently, and within a team
  • Strong decision-making ability
  • Proven excellent organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Be able to work to very tight deadlines in a very busy office
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders


  • Able to travel to Formula E races typically up to a week before a race weekend.


Educational attainment:

  • Qualification in relevant discipline eg journalism, public relations, marketing communications etc.

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