Senior Pr Account Manager: Sports/lifestyle

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Go for gold with this exciting Cape Town job opportunity for a sporty, senior PR Account Manager at a sponsorship management consultancy in the sports and lifestyle arena. The successful candidate will get to work on a global iconic sport and lifestyle brand. We are looking for someone with strong media contacts within the broadcast space. You will be handling the publicity for sponsored events and partnerships as well as products. This is a hands-on writing role. If you’re a PR pro who loves the active fitness life, you could be the team player we’re looking for?


  • Manage a sportswear brand and garner PR for the brand across the different sporting categories
  • Have reliable, existing media relationships in the sport, lifestyle, and entertainment
  • Write press releases, media alerts, thought leadership pieces, blog and external facing content
  • Meet all monthly deliverables as stipulated on the Service Level Agreement
  • Always act in accordance with the company policies and procedures
  • Set and manage client’s expectations
  • Act as the primary clients contact for all the accounts
  • Deliver strong analyses, strategy, and PR concepts
  • Develop and manage projects and the production of materials
  • Ensure team is informed about, and involved in, projects, and has knowledge of cases, products, services and the application of resources and technology to client work
  • Effectively plan media relations strategies, large-scale events, and other elements of account/project activity
  • Develop accurate project budgets and monitor them effectively
  • Ensure that staff complete and submit their time sheets on time
  • Manage team members to maximise productivity
  • Anticipate client needs and problems and develop creative and effective solutions
  • Work from the client’s offices when required
  • Present quarterly Public Relations Strategy Update.
  • Attend strategic campaign sessions held with other agencies where required, to give input into aspects such as media partnerships, for example
  • Compile or localise press releases per category per month
  • Be familiar with and support achievement of, the company’s vision and exemplifies the company’s values and ethics
  • Prepare speaking notes for events and media briefing documents for brand representative
  • Deliver a basic interim PR reports post PR events only where required, and according to pre-defined requirements
  • Deliver a comprehensive PR Post Campaign for each campaign, where requested. Format of the report to be agreed upon during the first two weeks of the contract period
  • Prepare a consolidated monthly PR report that outlines AVE, reach, volume, proactive activities across all categories.


The successful candidate must have/be:
  • Relevant PR Diploma or a related qualification
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Strong, reliable media contacts within the broadcast space – a must
  • Crisis communication skills – essential
  • Available to host media at media events, where required
  • Proactive in networking with media at media events for editorial opportunities
  • Able to manage junior team members and suppliers
  • Minimum 4 years PR agency experience at mid-senior level
  • Passion for health and fitness
  • Required to work part time from the client’s office.
Please submit a relevant writing portfolio along with your CV on application.
Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Level of Expertise: Mid
Remuneration: Negotiable
Reference Number: #Tam618

Tamara Wolpert

GM & Consultant

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