Senior Manager - Media and Communications

Dubai, UAE
27 Dec 2018
15 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The International Cricket Council (‘ICC’) is the global governing body for the sport, which administers all aspects of international cricket.

We are currently seeking a Senior Manager - Media and Communications in our Media and Communications (MAC) department, based at our headquarters in Dubai, UAE. The role will report to the ICC’s General Manager –  Strategic Communications and will primarily assume responsibility to manage media relations on behalf of the MAC department and lead media operations at ICC Events.

Principal Accountabilities

Responsibilities of the Senior Manager - Media and Communications include but are not limited to the following:

  • Playing a leading role in the delivery of the ICC communications strategy with a particular focus on telling the ICC story and building heroes and role models in the sport;
  • Managing all communications around the ACU;
  • Managing day to day media relations, media enquiries and media events;
  • Leading media operations at all ICC Events and all associated planning;
  • Managing media monitoring service and reporting;
  • Supporting the  General Manager – Strategic Communications in all areas of the department including crisis management;
  • Overseeing the Online Media Zone;
  • Supporting the General Manager – Strategic Communications in delivering an effective stakeholder communications programme; and
  • Deputising during the General Manager – Strategic Communications’ absence.


Knowledge, Skills, Attitude and Experience

  • Significant demonstrated experience and expertise in media management and event media management;
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English language including reports and business writing skills;
  • Experience in crisis management;
  • Experience in large and complex issues rich environments;
  • Strong network and established relationships with sporting media globally;
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced, pressurised environment;
  • Significant experience in sporting environment;
  • Additional languages would be desirable – Asian regional languages are particularly useful for this role;
  • High degree of personal resilience and integrity;
  • Concern for the perceptions of external & internal stakeholders;
  • Confident and capable of operating at Board and Senior Management Level;
  • A good understanding of and passion for the game of cricket is essential;
  • Willing to handle a wide range of work and possess the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines when required;
  • Demonstrated multitasking, self-management and organisational abilities;
  • Good team player with a flexible approach;
  • Meticulous and accurate with a strong eye for detail;
  • Self-motivated with a high work ethic; and
  • Ability to work with stakeholders from different backgrounds across cultural and national identities.

Conditions of employment

  • The position reports to the ICC’s General Manager – Strategic Communications;
  • The role involves regular working hours while recognising the need to be flexible, at times;
  • There will be a reasonable amount of international travel required as part of this role, especially around events;
  • The role requires the selected candidate to relocate to Dubai, UAE;
  • The selected candidate will be required to provide two recent work references; and
  • Compensation offered will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

If you feel that you can meet the challenge, please email your CV, with a covering letter detailing your current salary and benefits and expectations to: