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We’re looking for a brilliant Account Director to join our fast-growing sports PR agency. The dream candidate will be a positive and collaborative leader with outstanding communication skills, creativity, high standards and a drive to help their team shape and deliver high quality work.

We’d love to identify an individual who specifically has a passion for women’s sport, is a high-class PR operator, is ambitious to grow with us and hungry to build their dream PR career within sport.

This person would be joining MatchFit at an incredibly exciting time of growth, and with the opportunity to play a highly prominent role in our agency development in coming years.


We are MatchFit, THE specialist sports PR agency. Truly immersed in the world of sport, we believe that buying attention is great, but ‘earning’ it is even sweeter.

We unleash the power of ‘earned’ storytelling for world-class clients including The FA, The LTA, Manchester City, LiveScore, Bloomsbury Football, The EFL, and Topps.

Our people were born with sport in their DNA. Combining this bond with our award-winning PR expertise, we are building an agency which is growing the grassroots, showcasing the elite and connecting brands with consumers.

We’re on a mission to help everyone love sport the way we do. If you feel the same, then it’s time to get MatchFit.


- Sport Industry Awards 2024: Specialist Agency of the Year

- UK Sponsorship Awards 2024: Agency of the Year

- Sports Business Awards 2023: Women’s Sport Business of the Year (Silver)

- Football Business Awards 2023: Women’s Sport Business of the Year (Bronze)


The Account Director will play a hugely important role leading on of several of our world-class clients, reporting into our Head of Clients and, at times, Co-Founders. You will also be responsible for line-managing an Account Manager and a number of Account Executives as you further develop your future leadership and agency management credentials.

This specific role will sit within the internal division which includes our numerous women’s sport specific briefs (of which women’s football plays a significant role) and projects. Whilst this role will not be solely be on women’s sport accounts, it is anticipated that would account for at least 50% of the focus.

Within the last year such example workstreams have included:

- Campaigning to ‘Let Girls Play’ with The FA

- Storytelling around the Women’s National League

- The Mitre Golden Ball project for the Adobe Women’s FA Cup

- Media events for the Lionesses alongside The FA

- WSL season crescendo campaigns

- Storytelling around the Adobe Women’s FA Cup

The successful candidate will:

  • Outstanding client servicing skills

  • Brilliant leadership and teamwork skills

  • A desire to foster a fun but high-quality work culture

  • The ability to manage and communicate well both with your team and with agency leadership

  • Relish playing a prominent role in the creative process to conceive high quality work

  • Comfort applying strategic thinking and building high class documents and plans

  • Brilliant pitching and presentation skills

  • A reputation for being a fantastic role model, leader and coach for their team

  • A natural love and enthusiasm for PR, and experience leading their team to brilliantly execute earned media campaigns

  • A desire to play a prominent role in new business pitches within a growing agency

  • A genuine love of sport

  • Be able to commute to our office in Shoreditch, London

Beneficial attributes for a candidate:

  • Experience within women’s sport specifically or deep personal passion and knowledge

  • Direct experience of working on sport related clients or campaigns more broadly (Note: We do not expect candidates to come from an agency that specialises in sport, indeed relevant consumer PR experience is every bit as valuable)


  • MatchFit Sporting Moment: Furthering our mission ‘We Want Everyone To Love Sport As Much As We Do’, our people have £250 each year to spend on a unique sport experience. Recent examples include a London Marathon entry and New York Knicks tickets!

  • Annual profit-share scheme with a twist; our people can choose between a financial or holiday-based reward

  • 24 days holiday as standard (outside of Bank Holidays) with additional days added for each year of service, plus 1.5 weeks over the Christmas and New Year period

  • 1-for-1 day-in-lieu, for any time spent out at weekend client events

  • Hybrid working policy, with Monday and Friday designated as work-from-home days

  • Training and Development including ‘Lunch and Learn’ – our vibrant monthly internal programme – and external opportunities and courses

  • Free team lunch on the house once each week

  • Teams socialsevery quarter, and an annual Christmas party day

  • Cycle to workscheme

  • Over 30,000 deals and discounts through our Charlie HR ‘Perks at Work’ platform


  • Starting from £57k DOE.


  • To apply, please share your CV and covering letter to

  • Closing date is Easter Monday 1st April 2024

  • Target date for offer is third week of April

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