The European Handball Federation and its marketing arm EHF Marketing GmbH have ambitious plans for the future.
Starting in 2020, a new long-term partnership is set to commence with two of the leading companies on the international sports market, Infront and the DAZN Group, which is set to transform the sport.
Digital will play a key role in these plans as the EHF seeks to expand the sport's reach and engage many more millions of sports fans around the world.
To deliver this major project, the EHF and its marketing company, EHF Marketing GmbH, together with Infront and DAZN Group, are planning to invest in the development of the sport's digital expertise and will be expanding their teams working in the areas of content creation, digital marketing and platform development.
New role within EHF and EHF Marketing
As part of these plans, the EHF and EHF Marketing are looking for a 'Digital Content Manager' to work full-time out of their offices in Vienna, Austria, starting in early 2019.
This is a new position and has been created as part of an ongoing restructuring of the federation's media, marketing, communications and digital operations.
Working with the sport's top competitions including the EHF Champions League and EHF EURO events, this is an exciting opportunity to influence the federation's content strategy across owned web and social media channels.
Over 900,000 people already follow the EHF's competitions and activities on social media and the federation has set itself high-reaching targets as it seeks to engage with a new generation of younger fans in the future.
Reporting to the EHF Head of Media and Communications and the EHFM Head of Business Development, the Digital Content Manager will be responsible for the further development and implementation of the federation's content strategy, management of content teams, liaison with external production teams and ensuring consistent storytelling across all owned channels to achieve agreed targets.
About EHF/EHF Marketing GmbH
The EHF is the umbrella organisation for handball in Europe and has 50 member federations. Its tasks include the organisation and management of high-profile handball competitions such as the VELUX EHF Champions League, Women's EHF Champions League and the EHF EURO events.
The federation's diverse range of responsibilities also include: managing player transfers, development and education programmes as well as the promotion of additional forms of the game including beach handball and wheelchair handball.
The EHF's marketing subsidiary, EHF Marketing GmbH, works closely with marketing and media partners, as well as with Europe's leading clubs to release the full potential of the sport on the international sports market. EHF Marketing GmbH is responsible for the marketing and media rights of European club competitions including the VELUX EHF Champions League, the Women's EHF Champions League and the Men's EHF Cup.
60 members of staff work at the EHF headquarters in Vienna, which is home to both the EHF and EHF Marketing GmbH. More information at: eurohandball.com and the EHF Business Report 2017 (http://www.ehfoffice.at/businessreport2017/).
Applying for the position
To apply, send your current CV and a covering/motivation letter in English explaining why you would like to work for the EHF and what you feel that you can bring to the role by email until18 January 2019 at the latest to:
European Handball Federation
Start date: Early 2019
The position is full-time (40 hours per week) and is based at the EHF Office in Vienna. Minimum payment EUR 42,000 p.a., negotiable depending on previous experience and educational background.
European Handball Federation