Media Operations Manager – IAAF

September 30, 2016

Location: Monaco

Closing Date: 15th October


Responsible for the delivery of great services and facilities to the media so they can bring the excitement, case adrenaline and drama of Athletics to millions of fans and athletes around the world. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Communications (who carries overall responsibility for Media Operations at IAAF events) in all aspects related to Media Operations at all World Athletics Series (WAS) Events and be the main person responsible for all WAS events other than the World Championships (WCH) and World Indoor Championships (WIC). Work in close cooperation with the Local Organising Committees (LOCs) of each WAS event on all matters related to Media Operations and help to evaluate, review and recommend media services and facilities to all other key athletic events like the Diamond League.

Main Roles:

– Handle general tasks related to Media Operations for all WAS events, including but not restricted to:

– liaise with Press Delegate and Photo Commissioner (if applicable), as well as any other relevant IAAF staff and competition Delegates for the organisation of site visits and delivery of WAS event

– prepare site visits, including agendas, reports and action lists

– remain in regular contact with the LOC after each site visit to ensure Media Ops delivery is on track, help solve any issues

– in cooperation with the Press Delegate and Photo Commissioner (if applicable), ensure coordination with the TV Delegate, Technical Delegate(s) and IAAF Competitions staff regarding common working areas (Main Media Centre, Mixed Zone, Infield) as applicable and in particular Photo areas

– prepare all documents required for the online Press Accreditation Registration System for each WAS event and monitor accreditation requests in compliance with specific rules for each media category

– prepare debriefs after each WAS, in cooperation with the Press Delegate and Photo Commissioner (if applicable)

– maintain documents and charts required for planning and follow-up 

The Candidate

– Previous working experience in media operations at major sports events is essential, both in the planning stages and during the competition, in particular: o planning of press facilities and services o working with partners and suppliers to set up all required media facilities o pre-competition event services for the media o handle media operations during the event

– relations with the media

– liaising between athletes and the media

– editorial skills (capable of writing press releases and information for the media)

– Previous working experience in media operations at athletics events is preferred

– Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English & French essential, other languages an asset

– Proficiency in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) ? University degree in Journalism or Communications a plus

How to Apply

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