Following the continued and exciting growth of PaceUp over the past few years we are always on the look out for the next talented members of the team. We’re currently recruiting for a new PR Executive to work across running and adventure sports accounts. The full job description is detailed below – if you’d like to apply then we’d love to hear from you. Please contact emma@paceupmedia.com

Job Title: PR Executive

Date: January 2024 

Salary: From £27,500 dependent on experience

Start: ASAP

Location: Currently flexible working with 1-2 days in the office as agreed with the Account Manager. Office is located at Clerkenwell Workshops, Farringdon 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm flexible, with occasional weekend responsibilities

Report to: Account Managers

Benefits: Personal development opportunities both internally and through key skill development courses; company pension; private healthcare and performance-based bonuses.

Join our fast-growing, enthusiastic team working across a range of events, brands, teams and athletes throughout endurance and adventure sport.

The Candidate

We’re looking for a dynamic addition to our fast growing team who has a passion for sport and the media, a creative flair for written communication and an ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be interested in working as part of a fast-paced environment across a variety of clients and projects daily.

Opportunities for career development will be plentiful for anyone willing to get stuck in and build the role around their existing and developing skills and expertise.

The Role

Lead and support on a variety of PR activities to promote a product, service, event or idea. Work across a number of clients and projects, supporting Account Managers and Directors.

Draft and distribute clear, concise press releases, adopting an appropriate tone of voice for each client, with the aim of achieving targeted and effective media coverage. Write and edit quality, compelling copy designed to engage consumers across a range of brands and for a variety of purposes.

Build and maintain lasting relationships with endemic and mainstream media, serving as a reliable source of information about PaceUp Media clients.

Build and maintain deep relationships with clients to better understand their requirements. Support account managers on meeting client needs, whether quantitative or qualitative.

Contribute creative ideas for PR campaigns and wider marketing strategies across the entire PaceUp Media portfolio.

Support on-site event teams to deliver press office services at high profile functions such as the London Marathon, the Cycle Show and Rouleur Live. Successful applicants will be required to interact with some of the world’s most successful athletes, acting with impeccable professionalism.

Support the generation of new business, external pitches and meetings with prospective clients, alongside Account Managers and Company Director.

Candidate Requirements

Required

– A basic understanding of the media landscape
– A passion for endurance sport and an active lifestyle
– High level of English copywriting proficiency
– Basic understanding of SEO
– 1-2 years experience in the field of PR or Communications

Desirable

– Additional foreign languages
– Experience using Adobe suite
– Understanding of social media from a business perspective

About PaceUp Media

PaceUp Media is a cycling, endurance and adventure sports PR & communications agency. Launched in 2018, PaceUp are experts at building awareness for brands, events, professional teams and athletes through creative content and strategic PR & communications. The PaceUp team comprises athletes who live and breathe sport, relishing a challenge both in and away from the office.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status or race; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.