Associate Director - Global Sports Brand

Sports London, United Kingdom


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Sport (global sports brand)

Associate Director


H+K is a communications agency, always in beta and always changing. We are the first and only large agency to structure itself around sectors to deliver deep industry knowledge, supported by specialist areas of ideas and strategy, content creation and publishing. Everyone in our agency is expected to constantly evolve, reinvent their skills and set a new standard in the industry for their role.

Nowhere is this better exemplified than in our award-winning Sport team, who are proud to work for major brands who are in sport or invest in sport and lead the way both nationally and internationally.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is creating a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone belongs.  As a company and as co-workers, we are building a workplace where everyone can reach their full potential and be their authentic self.  We are an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

We’re looking for an exceptionally talented, creative and strategic Associate Director, with global experience, to lead integrated PR campaigns for one of our biggest clients. You should have a deep connection to sports culture, excellent client service and campaign management skills, be a true creative strategist and be excited to innovate what PR looks like in 2022 and beyond. 

The ideal candidate will be someone who has delivered editorially-focused creative planning and strategy for global consumer brands, as well as delivering local executions that reflect and shape culture.

Work will be inspiring, varied and challenging and include: 

  • Partnership with one of the world’s best sports brands
  • Being part of a driven and ambitious team
  • Management of senior client relationships
  • Driving creativity, strategic thinking and excellence
  • Creating engaging assets and content for global and local storytelling 
  • Market liaison 
  • Writing strategic brand plans
  • Using data and insight to drive effective storytelling
  • Co-ordinating global and local events
  • Creative and strategic thinker
  • Proven track record in leading high-level, high-impact, integrated consumer communications campaigns, gained through experience of working with big brands.
  • Strong client handling and leadership skills; from design to delivery of campaigns/projects.
  • Proficient in preparing and managing large budgets
  • A team player with the ability to lead a group of high performers. Able to earn the respect of the team as well as motivate and develop
  • Big-picture thinker with excellent attention to detail, particularly under pressure
  • Global communications experience is a prerequisite for this role, social impact / purpose communications experience a bonus
  • The ability to work alongside a passionate and friendly team who love their work
  • The chance to gain first-hand experience working on a leading global sports brand, known for its innovative, creative campaigns
  • Exposure to a globally-recognised client and campaigns centred upon performance and purpose
  • Joining one of the world’s most respected, award-winning PR agencies. 
  • Best-in-class training through our dedicated Hub facility
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Comprehensive health insurance (Bupa)
  • SMART pension scheme
  • WPP employee discount scheme
  • Group life assurance scheme
  • Enhanced maternity + paternity scheme
  • Vouchers + extra day’s holiday for key milestone anniversaries
  • Our dedicated interactive training academy - ‘The Hub’