Marketing & Communications Manager (PANO)

created: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

About the job

“Sport has the power to change the world, it has the power to inspire

It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does

It speaks to youth in a language they understand

Sport can create hope where there once was only despair”

Laureus Sport for Good – Marketing & Communications Manager (PANO)

(Full Time, Initial Two Year Contract – Located in the USA, UK or Japan)



Girls need role models in sport – someone like tennis star Naomi Osaka, who’s passionate about supporting the growth of girls’ sport. Nike and Laureus Sport for Good are proud to support ‘Play Academy with Naomi Osaka’ (PANO) to increase girls’ participation in play and sport. When girls are inspired, encouraged and free to play, they can do anything. Through grant-funding, capacity-building and inspirational events, Naomi is helping nonprofit organizations provide opportunities for girls to have positive experiences with play and sport – because all girls should enjoy the benefits of sport.



  • Help develop social media strategy, and manage and grow social media platforms, including content creation, responding to messages and comments, and other interactions across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Build strong relationships with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, funders, schools, and other stakeholders that are actively working in or have an interest in sport for development and can be part of growing the impact of Laureus/PANO.
  • Explore growth opportunities for PANO and ensure progress is captured in a way that can see PANO become a pilot model for relationships with other leading athletes.
  • Author and publish blog posts about PANO, Laureus’ work and the wider sport for development sector.
  • Maintain and improve PANO web presence, including regular content updates. Support comms around Laureus Sport for Good events and third-party events with a goal of maximising fundraising.
  • Ensure proper and consistent use of branding and messaging throughout all Laureus Sport for Good and PANO communications, and support staff on correct brand usage.



  • 3-5 years of experience in Marketing and Communications
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including storytelling
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to utilise social media to engage and grow diverse audiences
  • Experience executing and enhancing marketing and communication strategies for non-profit organizations
  • Experience working with high profile stakeholders and/or celebrities
  • Graphic design experience
  • Fluency in English required; Japanese desirable

Interested applicants should send CV and cover letter to

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