Trying to carve out a career in sports marketing? Want to be part of the Olympics and the legacy beyond?
You could be running women's sports marketing for your favourite sport with Women's Sports Network.
As Marketing Coordinator, you are responsible for building a database of events, advising on significant opportunities, building a relationship with heroine-sportswomen and liaising with your National Governing Body to help them market your sport to women at ALL levels. Our job is to make women feel more comfortable and confident about sport. Your job will be to help that process. You will develop your own initiatives and help Women's Sport Network develop projects and programmes. You will also be able to direct increasing 'reportage' around women's sport – using video, audio and social/open source media techniques including developing Apps with us to help integrate social/sporting networks.
You will also have input to our own Magazine 'SportsReport' on matters relating to your sport.
The position is remote and unpaid but offers a unique opportunity to be a part of Women's Sports Network – which is showcasing women's sport by integrating social and sporting networks. Since joining The Women's Sports Network – Marketing Coordinators have gone on to other editorial and sports marketing posts. We are a rapidly growing organisation working with most national and many international women's/sports bodies in the rapidly expanding area of women's sport. You could be part of it and gain greater experience to your chosen sport and how it is presented to women.
We are currently seeking marketing coordinators for the following sports:
What makes a "Marketing Coordinator?"
Women's Sports Network is a private sports organisation, unfunded by traditional UK funders but keen to promote women sports for altruistic process. A number of commercial opportunities have already been identified – we hope to spin these off stakeholders in the organisation. Marketing Coordinators who become committed to the organisations values will have the opportunity to become stakeholders as The Women's Sports Network grows.
What are the responsibilities of a Marketing Coordinator?
In addition to immersing yourself in your sport you will have responsibility for the following areas of the website:
- Diary dates, including relevant video footage, ticketing, participation and spectating opportunities.
- Heroines and their Facebook, Wikipedia and Twitter channels and any Try days which are being organised.
- Contribute to our SportsReport magazine on key events in your calendar and any other activity to help market their sport to women's of all ages – this might include
- Liaison with sports Quangos and other women sports bodies with whom we are currently working with.
- Build a team of volunteers to help develop your sports/communication strategy with our support.
How do I apply?
Email the following materials to email@example.com in one single PDF document named "YourchosenSports-YourName.pdf" (e.g. "RollerDerby-AmyClerk.pdf"). Applicants are welcome to apply either as an individual or in a team of 2 co-founders. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered for launch in September 2012 or earlier if appropriate.
- Covering letter (joint letter for co-applicants)
- CV (individual CVs required): emphasise experience in sports development/marketing/public relations/event planning, entrepreneurship, journalism, online media, or general leadership experience
- Writing sample (individual samples required): Preferred samples include a college/uni paper on some sports issues, a press release or an article for a newspaper, magazine, blog which you have been involved with for your team, club etc. Choose a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write professionally with clarity and coherence. If you do not have a press release or article, you may submit a creative writing piece (prose only) or an academic paper. If you're real stuck submit a news item which sums up your feeling about the issues surrounding women's sport.
- An idea or opportunity for better promotion of women's sport.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.