The Athletic

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Campaign Manager (London) at The Athletic

London / Remote
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About the role

About Us

The Athletic is a subscription-based media publisher of smarter sports coverage for die-hard fans. Founded in 2016, The Athletic’s full-time writers, alongside talented contributors and freelancers, have produced thousands of in-depth articles for subscribers free of ads, pop-ups and auto-play videos. With existing coverage in 45 markets and counting across North America, The Athletic is officially expanding into the United Kingdom. Our employees are talented reporters, writers, editors, engineers, designers, marketers, brand strategists and more, who are committed to helping sports fans fall in love with the sports page again.

About This Role

We are looking for a driven, enthusiastic individual who will be a key part of the UK commercial team.  In this role you will be responsible for supporting our sales team in developing new business and managing existing clients, including maintaining effective and positive client relationships.


  • Taking a lead role in overseeing and managing the delivery of sold campaigns.  This will include developing and working to production timelines, working closely with editorial and other internal teams and liaising with clients on sign-off.
  • You will also monitor and report on the delivery of sold campaigns during and after campaign flight, including creating campaign recap documents.
  • Working alongside our research and insights agency partner to support and help facilitate campaign effectiveness research for key partnerships.
  • Assist the sales team in the support and management of accounts and supporting the billing and invoicing process.
  • Play an active role in working with sales and wider teams to create and develop ideas and campaign concepts that can be pitched to clients.


  • 2+ years of relevant work experience. 
  • You are creative and are motivated by being part of building meaningful partnerships and relationships with advertiser
  • You are a self-starter, know how to assume responsibility and accountability, and are good at getting work done without someone looking over your shoulder.
  • You manage time well, focus on urgent and important tasks, follow up in a timely manner, and show strong attention to detail.
  • You are an excellent communicator over email, on the phone, and in person.
  • You are able to comfortably adapt to shifts in priorities.
  • You are good at working independently but enjoy being part of a team.
  • Preferred interest in football and other sports.
  • The position is based in London.  Combination of office based and remote working, with 2-3 days per week in the office.

The Company is backed by Founders Fund, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Advancit Capital, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. The Athletic is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Why you should join The Athletic

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 600 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.