Manager relations médias
Strategic Communications Department
Function : Media Relations Manager Mission
► Supports Head of Media Relations in his/her
Status : Manager daily activities
► Handles media requests and delivers IOC
Activity level : 100%
► Draft s relevant written material
Reporting to : Head of Media Relations ► Helps deliver media strategies and
implements media campaigns
► Maintains relationships with
Each employee is responsible for the smooth running of his
or her section and for keeping his or her competences up to
date in line with the IOC’s training policy.
In addition, each employee may be asked to take on
responsibilities other than those required by the job if
particular circumstances so require.
The Media Relations Manager works alongside the Head of Media Relations and with others in the
Communications team in developing and maintaining relationships with international media and helping to shape
and to deliver media strategy in line with the overall Communications goals of the institution.
Specifically, the Media Relations Manager drafts relevant written materials, and helps to provide the media with
consistent messages across a wide scope of topic areas.
The Media Relations Manager should also be able to originate and deliver specific media campaigns as well as
being able to write and place opinion pieces in key media.
The Media Relations Manager:
- Supports the Head of Media Relations in his/her daily activities
- Helps to develop and maintain relationships with the media
- Handles media requests, and on approval, gives oral and written IOC’s positions and background information to the media
- Helps in the drafting of messages
- Drafts press releases, briefing documents , Q&As, and other written materials (primarily in English)
- Specifically handles Media Relations activities in the areas of the Olympic Games:
Initiate and manage proactive campaigns to promote specific subjects - including placing opinion
pieces and interviews
Organises and oversees interviews in relation to its areas of expertise with the President, members
Develops and updates messaging in relation to his/her areas of expertise
- Manage Media Relations for specified regions if required
- Contributes to the successful operation of the Communications Department as a whole
Education; language and IT competences
- University graduate or equivalent in communications/public relations and / or sports management and/or International Relations.
- Minimum six years of experience in communications, journalism, and /or public and international relations. Social media is a plus.
- Knowledge of the Olympic Movement is a plus.
- English mother tongue. Fluent in French. Knowledge of other languages an advantage.
- Excellent knowledge and command of Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
Technical, organisational and personal competences
- Able to think strategically, design and execute plans autonomously.
- Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills, both written and oral, in English and French and good understanding of another language (German or Spanish) .
- Good knowledge and understanding of the media world including broadcast.
- A strong knowledge of key Olympic media in key markets.
- Demonstrated skills in developing and maintaining relationships with reporters.
- Ability to efficiently implement media campaigns.
- Experience in crisis communications management with media.
- Good organisational skills.
- Team player.
- Speed and precision in performing tasks.
- Ability to manage projects to deadline.
- Ability to deal with stressful, unexpected and time-pressured situations.
- Excellent judgment and problem solving skills.
- Sense of initiative and priorities.
- Ability to manage one or two people.
Any staff member may be asked to perform tasks not stated within, or outside the remit of his or her
Values and general attitude
- Ability to contribute to create a working atmosphere where team spirit helps to improve performance.
- Eclectic interest in sport, politics, culture and Olympism in particular.
- Good communication skills with colleagues and clients, both verbal and written.
- Diplomacy, tact and discretion. Keen sense of confidentiality.
- Availability and flexibility regarding working hours.
- Ability to communicate, customise and share information effectively.
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, with a wide variety of colleagues and clients.
Behaviour and attitude
- Respect of the Olympic values and the internal rules of conduct and all instructions and procedures in place (i.e. Information Security, Code of Ethics, etc.).
- Ability to maintain a high level of professional performance in a highly stressful situation.
- Ability to express orally and in writing ideas or facts clearly and credibly with the aim effectively brief superiors.
- Positive attitude, open-mindedness.
- Discretion and loyalty.
- Diplomacy, know-how and tact in dealing with colleagues and the media.
- Availability to travel, sometimes on short notice.
- Diligence and discretion.
- Enthusiasm, great adaptability, responsiveness and efficiency.