London Marathon Events: communications lead

London Marathon Events Limited is looking for an event communications lead to join the communications department. This is an exciting new role, created following the restructuring of the company.

London Marathon Events organises some of the biggest and best mass participation sports events in the UK including the Virgin Money London Marathon, the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling and Swim Serpentine.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and any surplus we make is given to the London Marathon Charitable Trust to improve sports and recreation in the areas where we organise events.

Reporting to the head of communications, key responsibilities include leading on the production of email newsletter and direct mailings, technical manuals, instruction manuals as well as road closure leaflets and local access plans.

The job also requires the candidate to coordinate the production cycle of the above with the operations, design and other internal teams.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in an editorial role, have a lucid writing style with meticulous attention to grammar, spelling and tone, and possess proven excellent sub-editing skills.

In addition he or she will have a good general knowledge of – and keen interest in – running, cycling and swimming as well as being a self-starter, who is detail-oriented and highly organised.

Must be a team player with a positive outlook and the ability to stay calm under pressure in a fast-changing environment and to muck in at events as required. This could be filling the coffee urn in the media centre or escorting an Olympic champion through the mixed zone. You will be expected to work some evenings and weekends.

Send your CV, two examples of your writing, your salary expectations and a covering letter highlighting the reasons you are the right person for the job and to apply, click here.

The closing date for applications is 12 February 2017.

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