POSTED: Monday October 18th 2010

Media Manager Vacancy at the International Triathlon Union

The International Triathlon Union (ITU), the world governing body for the Olympic sport of Triathlon is looking for a candidate to fill the full time position of Media Manager.

The International Triathlon Union (ITU), the world governing body for the Olympic sport of Triathlon is looking for a candidate to fill the full time position of Media Manager. The chosen candidate must have proven ability in the media field, and demonstrate the ability to work independently and creatively. We are looking for a highly motivated person who can work as part of a small but very close team. The position involves multitasking, flexible working hours and international travel. If you’re interested in working in the exciting field of international sports business, then apply now.

What you do:

- Generate ideas and write stories for ITU official websites and international media
- Manage, develop and edit all content of ITU official websites, newsletters, social media and various other communications tools
- Develop and distribute official ITU press releases and announcements
- Lead in the creation and management of ITU official publications (ITU Press Kits, magazines, media guides, presentations, etc)
- Liaise with various ITU departments for regular news and content
- International travel and event media management
- Liaise with event organising committees and National Federations to ensure top level media services and operations at all ITU events
- Chaperone and organise media during events
- Organise logistics and administrative tasks for various media events - press conferences, announcements, photo shoots and interviews
- Build and manage services for international media and press
- Develop new and maintain ongoing relationships with major international media outlets
- Develop and implement media and promotional strategy for ITU and its events
- Actively solicit coverage of ITU, its athletes and events to international media
- Answer general questions and inquiries from media

We’re looking for a candidate who has the following:

- Post-secondary education in Journalism, Communications, English, Public Relations or related area of study
- Minimum three (3) years full time experience in media, communications or related fields
- Very strong writing and editing skills (English)
- Proven and demonstrable ability to generate creative and innovative ideas
- Ability to travel internationally on short notice
- Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends
- Keen interest in sports and the Olympic movement
- Knowledge of triathlon is desired
- Able to work independently and be effective in a team environment
- Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat
- Experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, HTML an asset
- Fluency in English. Other language skills a strong asset

A little bit about us:

The International Triathlon Union is the world governing body for the Olympic sport of Triathlon and all related MultiSport disciplines: Duathlon, Aquathlon and Winter Triathlon. ITU is proudly committed to supporting the development of the sport worldwide through strong relationships with continental and national federations, working with its partners to offer a balanced sport development programme from grassroots to a high-performance level.

The ITU Media team’s primary goal is to create and develop an interesting, innovative and exciting media product that will help grow and develop the sport, through its commercial and media partnerships. ITU produce all media in-house ranging from international TV production to graphics and communications.


Position: Media Manager
Company: International Triathlon Union
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Application Deadline: Oct 31st
Start Date: December 2010 - January 2011
Classification: Full-time
Salary: Negotiable

To Apply
Email with a current résumé, cover letter and writing samples. Please also mention where you found the advertisement for this job.

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Name: Masa Takaya
Organization: International Triathlon Union

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