Senior Communications Manager (f/m/d)

Federations & Major Events
Full Time
17 / 12

In 2025, the Rhine Ruhr Metropolitan Region will welcome around 10.000 athletes from about 170 countries. The FISU World University Games are one of the world's biggest multi-sport events and represent the Olympic Games for students during their academic careers.

Sports meets science

The innovative and participatory concept allows the topics of sustainability, education and culture to meet sports and science. There is potential in here.

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Together with you we want to use the potential of this multi-sport event and plan and set up a thrilling sports event. Let's set a milestone in german sports history. Become part of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) on the common journey to the World University Games and organize and execute unforgettable Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games together with us. 

Full description

To strengthen our team we are looking for the next possible date for a

Senior Communications Manager (f/m/d)

In the implementing company of the Rhine Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games

Full-time / 40 hours per week / fixed-term contract until summer 2026

The communication functional area is responsible for planning and managing communications activities and tools (social media, official website, promotional materials, videos, press releases and press conferences, etc.), to promote the image of the FISU World University Games and its stakeholders, and to engage and inspire the population of the host city and the world with the FISU World University Games spirit and values.

Bridging the Organising Committee with various external parties and the public, the Communication function defines the public perception of the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games. The function also supports other areas in providing support in their programmes and activities.

We would entrust you with the fulfilment of these tasks:

  • developing and executing the communications strategy and related plans to engage the public on a local, national and international level
  • Creating relationship with media across editorial platforms, working cross functional with relevant teams on a broad range of programmes and campaigns.
  • Developing, writing and editing messages, press releases, press materials and social media material to promote Rhine-Ruhr 2025
  • Collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders and commercial partners to align communications and promote Rhine-Ruhr 2025
  • Developing and executing communications platforms that promote Rhine-Ruhr 2025 using both proven tactics and “out of box thinking” to achieve our public engagement goals and to reach beyond traditional media
  • Developing messages and create storytelling opportunities to position Rhine-Ruhr 2025 in line with the organizational strategy
  • Building relationships with stakeholder and partners’ communications counterparts to build a strong network to deliver the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 messages
  • Supporting the execution of key events
  • Supporting crisis communications and issues management as needed

It would be great if you have these skills & knowledge:

  • Completed studies in the field of marketing, communication or journalism or a comparable qualification
  • Experience in the field of strategic communications, public relations, journalism and social media
  • Great understanding of what makes news, what engages audiences and how organizations build positioning and long-term narratives
  • Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with external and internal clients
  • Passion for storytelling and a flair for exciting, target group-oriented content
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills (English and German) with clear, concise and impactful storytelling abilities
  • Knowledge in the media landscape and preferably also sports business industry with insights and experience across news and preferably sports
  • Optimistic and collaborative multi-tasker who can manage a dynamic environment with numerous critical stakeholders simultaneously
  • Ability to quickly, calmly and accurately address questions and concerns under pressure
  • Innovative spirit, commitment and enthusiasm for Rhine-Ruhr 2025
  • Confident handling of MS Office, other communication tools

We are a young & growing organisation in the heart of the Rhine Ruhr Innovation Hub. As one of the first people in the LOC, you will play a leading role in the successful planning and implementation of the games. You will be the basic bricklayer and knowledge carrier for many new colleagues. This is a unique opportunity that only we have in the german sports landscape!

Besides a unique team & great emotions, we offer:

  • A varied & exciting job with room for creative ideas and your own creative freedom
  • A dynamic & growing environment with an open & diverse corporate culture
  • Short decision-making processes with teamwork at eye level
  • Performance-related remuneration based on TV L with a special annual payment
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility for mobile work
  • 30 days of vacation per year
  • A VRR ÖPNV ticket
  • Modern office equipment adapted to the needs of a planning team for a major sports event

The job is rated at pay group 13 TV L if the personal requirements are met.

We are more than just an ordinary major sporting event. That's why we want you in your uniqueness, just as you are, with all your facets. With us, everyone can be who they want to be and who they are.

We welcome every application, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Applications from people with disabilities will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified. As an implementing agency, we strive to specifically promote women for management positions. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Are you interested?

Then we should get to know each other! Please send us your application documents (CV & references) stating your earliest possible starting date & your salary expectations by Wednesday 14. December 2022 at the latest (maximum file size 5 MB).

Please note that confidentiality risks and unauthorised access by third parties cannot be ruled out when communicating by unencrypted e-mail.


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