Digital Media Officer

Location Gosport, UK
Salary Salary range £26-30K per annum with generous company benefits.
Deadline for Applications 23 Nov 2018

To apply please email your CV and covering letter including employment availability before Friday 23 November, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview between 26 Nov – 7 Dec 2018.


This is a rare opportunity for a sports and adventure loving Digital Media Officer to join the fast paced Clipper Round the World Yacht Race HQ. Without equal; this unique challenge is a powerful blend of fiercely intense competition and stirring human endeavour. Not your average company, only the extraordinary need apply.

We’re looking for candidates with a minimum of four years proven success within a relevant media organisation or marketing department.

Competency with backend website content management systems, and the ability to manage integrated systems is vital. You will also have Google Analytics skill and be confident to produce reports. As the go-to person for our service providers in this space, you will also need a sound knowledge of the full range of digital communications tools and latest media trends.

Working in a fast-paced and high-pressure team environment you’ll be capable of both large-scale project management, while juggling ad-hoc tasks and meeting deadlines and budget constraints.
In addition, you’ll need to have an eye for selecting the right powerful visual assets and using the most engaging copy to bring our incredible human stories, and the realities of this unique human endurance challenge to life throughout every mile of its exciting global adventure.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of managing the integration of systems and upgrading software and have a commercial mindset.

The role reports to the Head of Brand and Marketing and liaises closely with all departments, in particular the sales and media communications teams.

An endurance challenge in its own right, this role does include some out of hours response, including weekends during the race year. The role is based in the Clipper Race HQ in Gosport, Hampshire.

Sailing experience is not required; though on the water training will be provided to understand the realities of our event, however a thirst for life, adrenaline and pushing boundaries is crucial.

Applicants must live, or be prepared to relocate to within, commutable distance of our South Coast, Hampshire HQ, and must already hold the relevant UK working visas.


The Digital Media Officer will report to the Head of Brand & Marketing. Duties include but are not limited to the following key roles and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall website management, in particular structural tasks (such as adding pages and updating content) and day-to-day problem solving.
  • Integration of digital marketing systems (email for example), current sales platform and new platforms if needed.
  • Day-to-day lead on digital supplier relationships such as current digital agencies, email supplier etc.
  • Google Analytics, social platform analytics and in-house sales tool reports.
  • Generate reports as needed for our business partners.
  • On top of digital trends and opportunities, finding digital solutions to business needs.

Skills and Personal Qualities

The ideal candidate shall:

Be competent user of website Content Management Systems

Have a confident understanding of HTML

Have hands-on experience of using, managing and monitoring email systems

Have confident Google Analytics skill

Be highly organized and have excellent attention to detail

Be capable of using PowerPoint and/or Prezi.

Collaborate with internal departments to achieve top results

Work to tight deadlines and manage projects independently

Manage multiple projects at the same time

Work under pressure and be flexible on working out of hours and weekends

Be a committed team player with strong work ethic and stamina


You will be required to:

Adhere to all internal order and approval procedures, seeking authority and approvals as appropriate

Support any activity outside these key roles and responsibilities to help maintain the efficient running of the company and to meet its obligations to stakeholders, including but not limited to: crew, sponsors, partners, suppliers and internal departments

Behave in a professional manner at all times, including appearance, branded clothing as appropriate and general conduct.

Do nothing, on or off-duty, to bring the company or the Clipper Race into ill repute

Have sufficient visas to be able to work in the UK, and be able to live within commutable distance of the Clipper Race’s Gosport HQ, Hampshire

Salary range £26-30K per annum with generous company benefits.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter including employment availability before Friday 23 November 2018 to

About the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

One of the world’s toughest endurance challenges, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the only event of its kind that trains everyday people to complete a circumnavigation. The brainchild of legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who was the first person to sail solo, non-stop, around the world almost 50 years ago, the Clipper Race is the sailing equivalent of climbing Mount Everest.

More than just a sailing race, this is a global adventure challenge that attracts people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. 40 per cent of Clipper Race crew have no previous sailing history but are bonded by their common thirst for adventure and desire to step outside usual comfort zones to experience Mother Nature’s harshest and most remote conditions. Full race training and an experienced Skipper and mate lead each of our eleven teams. This is where taxi drivers, CEOs, students, surgeons, farmers and many more, join together to form teams and race across oceans, testing their physical and mental boundaries