The FIFA World Cup will conclude with this Sunday’s final – a highly anticipated clash between France and Croatia.
Did you know that a job in the sports industry could get you front row tickets to some of the best sporting matches around the world? We’ve rounded up some of the top jobs you could land at an event like the World Cup.
Agents represent the interest of athletes, particularly in contract negotiations, while also handling sponsorships, public relations, and financial planning. The agent must know the player and the sport very well, which means staying on top of all business developments in a sport. An agent needs excellent communication skills to succeed.
Sports Marketing Coordinator
Sports marketing professionals promote sporting events, teams and players, as well as products and services connected to those teams, through direct marketing, product placement, advertising and branding, and publicity. Sports marketers need exceptional writing and communication skills, as well as skills in social media and in-depth knowledge about sports.
Sponsorship managers must have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as people management skills. Sponsorship managers must be competent in working with advertisers, analysing and contacting prospects, as well as making presentations.
Competition coordinators play a significant role in arranging all the details that go into making local, national, or international competitions successful. They may be involved in event planning, registration management, budget analysis, and compliance with policies and procedures. Successful competition coordinators are natural leaders and fast thinkers, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure.
Public Relations Coordinator
PR Coordinators manage the public image of the companies or clients they represent, crafting strategies and designing campaigns to help their clients maintain or improve their reputation and credibility. PR Coordinators may write press releases and put together media kits, coordinate press conferences, photo opportunities and interview requests, and help clients prepare for interviews.
Both individual athletes and teams hire managers to make sure that everything off the field goes smoothly. Team managers are responsible for keeping a group of athletes in good mental and physical health, and for working closely with the media on the image of their clients.
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