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Want to work in cycling marketing, why not join us?

Want to work in cycling marketing, why not join us?

Our Current Vacancies

Could you be the next member of our talented team?

At SHIFT you'll make world-class work with our friendly and professional team. We’re always seeking smart, interesting and forward-thinking people, so if that sounds like you, but your ideal position isn't listed below, please just get in touch. We'll always make time to talk to exceptional talent.

  • Strategy & Research Intern

    If you’re looking for a new challenge, and want to work on some of the biggest brands in cycling and develop your strategy and research career within a fast growing agency, then this is for you!

    Role Purpose

    As the SHIFT Strategy & Research Intern, you will be responsible for providing support to the Strategy and Research team. You will assist with all business needs related to Research and Strategy for SHIFT’s clients and prospects. You will work with the Head of Strategy & Research to gather, analyse and interpret a variety of information in the form of desk research. You will set up and manage research projects in collaboration with the Research Manager, supporting respondent recruitment, scheduling and payments, and generally assisting with workflow where necessary to keep the team running smoothly and effectively. In return, you’ll gain invaluable experience in the field of agency research and strategy, as well as getting to assist on some interesting and exciting projects.

    The successful applicant will ideally have an interest and passion for cycling, as well as a significant interest or experience in marketing and/or strategy and research. They should be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to think quickly and intuitively while working autonomously, due to remote working. The team will, of course, be on hand to support however.

    Key Accountabilities

    Working closely with SHIFT’s Head of Strategy & Research the intern will be required to:

    • Examining clients’ businesses to get to know their brands and understand their objectives.
    • Analyse and interpret a variety of information.
    • Research and gather data to develop well-informed briefs and thus strategic plans for clients.
    • Assist with research project coordination & administrative tasks.
    • Keep well informed of industry developments and competitor activities, as well as keeping up-to-date with cultural/social trends and customers’ views and attitudes.

    Job Requirements

    • Prior experience in a marketing department, agency or research organisation - highly desirable.
    • Academic experience in marketing, research or a related discipline - desirable.
    • Excellent computer knowledge with spreadsheets (proficiency in G-Suite a bonus).
    • Writing and proofing skills.
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and administrative skills.
    • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified time frames.
    • Organised, dependable and detail oriented.
    • Team player with a cooperative spirit.

    Think you'd be a good fit so far? Send us your CV along with a covering letter to the email address below.

    careers@shiftactivemedia.com

  • PR Intern

    If you’re looking for a new challenge, and want to work on some of the biggest brands in cycling and develop your career in PR within a fast growing agency, then this is for you!

    We’re looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic PR Intern to join our PR team in Bath, to work across the agency’s roster of cycling and triathlon clients.

    As part of the PR team you will provide assistance on campaign management & reporting, product launches and media outreach day-to-day. You’ll be supporting the team to think about and deliver innovative story angles to engage journalists, whilst helping to ensure all media coverage is collated on behalf of our clients and reported in a timely manner.

    You will report into the PR Manager and will have lots of opportunities to develop your own particular skills and interests - whether than be PR writing, media relations, events or otherwise. We’re always open to new ideas, taking risks and going after rewarding challenges; and we look to nurture this attitude in our junior recruits.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assist and support the implementation of PR projects across the board
    • Support PR account leads on the monitoring and collation of media coverage, and pulling this together into regular client reports.
    • Support the team on global media outreach, ensuring key journalists have received the information and products they need to secure positive reviews.
    • Updating media lists and other key internal documents.
    • Build and maintain strong media relationships that help the team deliver coverage for our range of clients.
    • Help to proactively generate story angles that can be pitched into media.
    • Support in sourcing and monitoring of influencers/ambassadors.
    • Support in the planning, organisation and on-site management of media events where needed.
    • Over time, build and maintain strong client relationships to assist the account activity.

    The Candidate

    You’ll have a strong desire to break into the world of PR with a proactive approach and a can-do attitude. You’ll be a strong writer and communicator with the ability to work within a close knit team. In time, you’ll be able to converse with journalists, clients and colleagues at all levels of the business.

    You have excellent organisational skills, and interest in media & communications, and you relish the opportunity to work in a fast-growing, fun, sporty agency environment. Graduates with relevant experience are invited to apply.

    An interest in cycling is highly desirable and a knowledge of the industry is advantageous, regardless of cycling level and ability.

    Think you'd be a good fit so far? Send us your CV along with a covering letter to the email address below.

    careers@shiftactivemedia.com

  • Account Director

    Are you an experienced Account Director with knowledge of and a love for cycling? If so, SHIFT Active Media may have the perfect role for you.

    We are recruiting for an Account Director to join our client services team, to help build and develop our client relationships. The team supports our existing client base, as well as pitching for and winning new business. Great communication, organisation, and project management are key skills required to be a part of the team. Knowledge of the cycling industry and a general understanding of brand and performance marketing are also essential.

    As an Account Director, you will help to grow the business by improving client relationships and incremental business in the cycling industry. The aim is to produce great work for our clients, and to add value to their businesses through marketing and cycling expertise.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Work with management and strategy to create briefs.
    • Work with Project Management to agree the most effective and efficient way to deliver projects.
    • Be a client’s key contact for marketing knowledge, particularly in digital marketing.
    • Understand the Client’s business and category. You will be responsible for understanding the client’s business, their goals, challenges, opportunities, and their business performance.
    • Know the cycling market and products inside out.
    • Build client relationships, as well as creating new client relationships and leads.
    • Use account plans to track future work.
    • Ensure that target revenues on each account are met or exceeded.
    • Improve client satisfaction, helping to expand existing revenue streams.

    Skills and Experience

    • Leadership - you will demonstrate leadership within the client services team.
    • Strategic and Commercial Thinking - you will develop new commercial ideas and use strategic thinking to advise clients on their business and marketing strategies.
    • Marketing Judgement - you will create and present marketing ideas to clients.
    • Influencing - communicate with professionalism and credibility, internally and externally.
    • Decision Making - using knowledge of the market to make credible decisions, and collaborating with the wider SHIFT team when required.
    • Delivery - providing timely delivery of services to clients, and keeping to deadlines set by them.

    Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of or interest in cycling and the cycling media market is essential.
    • Digital marketing expertise and understanding.
    • Commercial understanding of how an agency operates, but also how our clients business models and strategies work.
    • Financial Understanding and able to recognise when to escalate commercial issues.

    Think you'd be a good fit so far? Send us your CV along with a covering letter to the email address below.

    careers@shiftactivemedia.com

  • Media Planner

    If you have experience with Media Planning and Buying and are a cycling fanatic, then SHIFT Active Media has the perfect opportunity for you to combine the two.

    SHIFT Active Media's Media Planning and Buying department are responsible for the planning, purchase, performance monitoring, and optimisation of advertising campaigns on behalf of the agency’s clients.

    As Media Planner, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of media buying across digital and traditional media channels for SHIFT’s clients. This role is critical to setting the media strategy for key clients, whilst overseeing the delivery of media buying in aid of meeting client expectations.

    Role and Responsibilities

    • The core work is focused around developing integrated media strategies for key campaigns and product launches, along with the development of cohesive media plans based on the client brief that includes communications goals and brings together different disciplines for integration across multiple media channels.
    • Ensure that we are delivering the highest quality of work for key clients by keeping up to date with trends in media, presenting creative strategies which aim to meet our client’s business objectives.
    • Media Planners are responsible for media planning across both digital and traditional media channels, including building a stronger partnership with media owners in broadcast and cycling media.
    • Media Planners will support the media planning process for clients, ensuring all client expectations are met aligned with the media/creative brief and brand strategy.
    • Responsible for delivering media income targets and understands how to do that profitably - managing resources accordingly.
    • Applies an effectiveness mindset, able to develop measurement strategies to inform planning and identify opportunities
    • Motivates and inspires agency-wide collaboration and process by leading and motivating a project team.
    • Builds senior client relationships, develops a deep understanding of their business and ensures that the agency is focused on delivery against their goals and objectives.

    Skills and Experience

    • Skilled in negotiating the price of media on behalf of clients
    • Able to work with agility to meet client demands and adjust to evolving requirements.
    • Able to work to deadlines to ensure campaigns are delivered on time.
    • A strong and confident communicator
    • Strategic and composed, able to make clear decisions in the best interest of the client and the agency.
    • Has an interest in cycling or similar endurance sports.
    • Able to motivate a team of media specialists to deliver to deadlines, and to adopt an inherent mindset of optimisation and effectiveness.
    • Stays positive, encourages a can-do attitude in others

    Think you'd be a good fit so far? Send us your CV along with a covering letter to the email address below.

    careers@shiftactivemedia.com

  • PR Manager

    Are you a PR Professional who also has knowledge of the cycling market and industry? If so, SHIFT Active Media may have the perfect role for you.

    We are looking for a PR Manager to join and work closely with our account management, social media, and creative teams to deliver a great PR service to our clients. A key part of the role will be to build a close working relationship with clients to understand their strategic goals and work with them to deliver their objectives.

    You will produce and deliver against an agreed PR plan and budget. By building outstanding relationships with key international journalists and media companies you will be able to deliver the best possible coverage and value to our clients. You will use tools within the business to monitor the performance of PR reach and review, report and make recommendations to our clients and ensure they receive excellent service.

    Post pandemic, this role will involve some travel to visit clients, so we’re looking for someone with the right to work in the UK, as well as the ability to travel globally when required.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Developing and delivering innovative PR strategies, maximising the opportunity for our clients
    • Day to day relationship management with clients
    • Project management
    • Creation of media briefings and press collateral
    • Deliver coverage across broadcast, digital, and print media internationally
    • Developing and maintaining relationships with key international journalists, influencers and media companies
    • Analysing and reporting on the success of media campaigns
    • Working with PR budgets and strategic objectives

    Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    • Experience managing a number of clients and dealing with challenging relationships
    • Knowledge of the cycling industry and market
    • Skilled at managing a number of ongoing projects, and allocating your time efficiently
    • Ideally, you’ll have worked for an agency PR team
    • Good communication skills - you’ll be working on client presentations as well as internal communications
    • Organisation skills

    Think you'd be a good fit so far? Send us your CV along with a covering letter to the email address below.

    careers@shiftactivemedia.com

  • Account Manager

    Do you have a passion for cycling, with Account Management or Agency experience? If so, SHIFT Active Media could have the perfect opportunity for you within our Account Management team.

    As Account Manager at SHIFT, you will develop brand and communications strategies, as well as designing innovative solutions and campaigns to support our varied client base. You’ll be responsible for delivering creative ideas to help clients grow their business that are effective and within budget.

    The Role:

    • Support Business Directors and the senior management team in establishing and growing our client relationships.
    • Develop new strategies and plans targeted at cycling consumers.
    • Research and keep up to date with emerging trends and strategies within the cycling market.
    • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients, including being their main point of contact at SHIFT Active Media.
    • Research and learn about our client’s businesses, and understand their short-term and long-term aims.
    • Communicate client briefs effectively with the rest of the SHIFT creative team.
    • Develop positive working relationships with internal stakeholders.
    • When appropriate, review and question client briefs, providing advice on how to build on them.
    • Acquire a thorough understanding of each client’s business and their strategy.

    Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

    • Experience working in marketing and/or account management, ideally within an agency environment.
    • Client relationship management skills.
    • Experience of developing strategies and presenting strategic plans to stakeholders.
    • Experience working in an environment with deadlines and a varied client base.
    • Presentation skills.
    • Knowledge of the cycling market would be hugely beneficial. If not cycling, then another outdoor sport or sports in general.

    Think you'd be a good fit so far? Send us your CV along with a covering letter to the email address below.

    careers@shiftactivemedia.com

Could you be the next member of our talented team?

At SHIFT you'll make world-class work with our friendly and professional team. We’re always seeking smart, interesting and forward-thinking people, so if that sounds like you, but your ideal position isn't listed below, please just get in touch. We'll always make time to talk to exceptional talent.