Communication Manager Event – Red Bull Air Race

Red Bull Air Race GmbH
  • Salzburg
  • Vollzeit
  • Berufserfahrung
  • 15.5.2019

Communication Manager Event - Red Bull Air Race


The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is the ultimate motorsport series in the sky and has been the driving force in aerial sport since 2003, thrilling fans and leaving them wanting more. To further grow our team, we are looking for a Communication Manager. The Communication Manager is responsible for the creation and implementation of a world-class PR programme through collaborative leadership of the editorial team in line with the communication strategy, while supporting the requirements of both internal and external stakeholders, including activation of Red Bull Air Race in the Red Bull host countries.

In 1987, Red Bull not only launched a completely new product, it created and has led ever since a whole new product category, Energy Drinks. Nowadays Red Bull employs more than 11500 people in over 171 countries, selling over 6 billion cans a year. The World of Red Bull provides the forum for you to use your talent and passion, to develop yourself and make an impact. Find out why we're different.

  • Location Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  • Schedule Full-time
  • Organisation Air Race

Areas that play to your strengths

(all the responsibilities we'll trust you with)

  • Support in developing the communication strategy

You'll support the Head of Communication with the development of the International Communication Strategy, milestones setup and its implementation during the season for all host countries. This includes to guide & enable national Communication teams and oversee activation, preparations and general communication set-up of a race in a host country together with national Communication teams. Additionally, you´ll be responsible for the race organization and communication set up management for all races.

  • Optimize media outcome

As Communication Manager, you'll secure optimum worldwide media outcome of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, the participating pilots, host cities and business partners to meet the strategic objectives of the organisation.

  • Public relations & partnerships

You'll lead on Commercial Communication & Global Partners PR Program (incl. Partner integration) and media center preparations, set-up and handover. In addition, you´ll support in Crisis Communication at the media center and editor of statements.

In this role, you´ll also lead press conferences at races and Host Countries Cities. Furthermore, you´ll lead the spokesperson programme and training for non-athlete spokespersons. The Media Days Communications and Demo Days Communication lead is also part of your role.

  • Editorial strategy

In this role, you'll be responsible for the editorial alignment between Red Bull Air Race and national Communication teams and supporting host country with media tasks.

Furthermore, you´ll work with countries and content manager for translations and distribution of press releases. You'll align with Communication Manager Athletes & Race teams regarding key messages and editorial strategy for the Race Teams during the season. If required, you´ll also manage external agencies and prepare the creative briefs.

  • Budget Management

Lastly, you´ll be responsible for the budget management for the above-mentioned projects.

Your experience includes:

(proven performance in)

Proven experience in a communication role in a fast-paced environment where tight deadlines are standard

Experience planning and executing a multi-channel PR strategy, including across digital channels

Ability to stay calm under pressure and deliver outstanding results

Strong team player with great interpersonal skills

Excellent organization and attention to detail

Adaptable and open-minded, with a focus on shared goals

Confident managing external suppliers and achieving value for money

Editorial mindset, knowing what makes a great story and how to create this for media

  • Degree in a communication-related discipline, journalism or PR
  • Excellent spoken and written English

Travel up to: 25%

In your cover letter, please include an explanation of why your experience is specifically relevant to this role at Red Bull. We want to see your personal style - what makes you tick and why you think your next opportunity is here with us.

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Due to legal reasons we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary according to the collective agreement for this position, which is EUR 1816 gross per month. However, our attractive compensation package is based on market-oriented salaries and is therefore significantly above the stated minimum salary.

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