Talent Manager

£30,000 - £36,000
2 years ago
Flexible Working, Hybrid Working, Manchester

Job Description

What could you create working with 11,000 global fans and influencers and some of the world’s biggest brands? This is an opportunity to lead the way at an agency with a game-changing approach to research, fan collaboration and insight. 

You will be at the heart of Ear to the Ground’s continued growth as you bring your knowledge and expertise to managing influencers working with some of the most culturally relevant global brands in sport.

This is the perfect role for some with a few years of influencer management experience looking for an exciting new challenge.

The Agency

We are the strategic sport and esports creative agency with a model that is unique in our industry. Fan Intelligence® is Ear to the Ground’s global network of 11,000 influential tastemakers and fans. They empower us with real-time insight into what fans want, which we use to create compelling work at the cutting edge of culture.

 As the agency that listens better than anyone, we leverage the intelligence of fanbases to solve our clients problems, make the most of their sport and entertainment sponsorships, and ultimately build brands that lead culture. 2021 was our fifth consecutive year of growth, we have long term partnerships with PlayStation, Sony, New Balance, and Coca-Cola. 

Our Culture

Ear to the Ground is a place where people grow, develop and thrive. We are proudly independent, not part of a larger conglomerate. At our core, we understand the importance of culture in enabling you to do your best work.

Progress is possible for everyone that joins us. We reward ambition, invest in talent, and encourage you to forge your own path. Our commitment to listening is felt by our own people too; this is an agency where every voice is heard. Supportive, collaborative, social, and inspiring.

You will benefit from our ‘Work From Anywhere’ policy and we encourage applications from candidates anywhere in the UK. Our HQ is in Manchester, which you should expect to travel to at least once a month for meetings and events; but otherwise you have the flexibility to work wherever suits you best.

Job Purpose

As talent manager you will be responsible for the selection, contracting & management of top tier sport, esports, gaming, music, entertainment & lifestyle talent for clients including Sony, PlayStation, STATSports and the Coca-Cola Company.

From Michael B Jordan to Naomi Osaka and from Trent Alexander-Aronold to Chelcee Grimes we work with a range of talent who help us build brands that lead culture.  

You will build professional and commercially beneficial relationships with the management & agents of some of the most exciting talent in the world, and ensure our clients deliver the best work possible through talent.

Main Responsibilities and Activities

  • Engage and manage global talent on our campaigns, ensuring a successful outcome by aligning contracts with required campaign outcomes.
  • Oversee the smooth delivery of our work with talent, managing them from both a posting and logistical perspective.
  • Maintaining and growing Ear to the Ground’s relationships with individual talent & management for a successful outcome for our clients.
  • Create talent screeners, oversee long list creation and lead selection
  • Assist with creation of sell in to talent
  • Daily management of talent & management throughout campaigns
  • Travel & logistics coordination (with Project Management Team)
  • Onsite management of talent at events / shoots
  • Reporting & tracking of social content - overseeing contractual requirements as well as enforcement of contractual requirements & campaign messaging
  • Sourcing & discussions with talent for product seeding

Skills & Experience

  • At least three year’s experience in a role(s) managing a top tier talent across sport, music, film/TV or fashion.
  • Agency experience is a bonus
  • Experience working in sport, music or TV/Entertainment
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Very strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Approachable and likeable personality
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Confident team player, and delegator
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • Confident presentation skills
  • Excellent understanding of and passion for sport, music and youth culture


  • Private Medical with Vitality & Medical Cash Plan
  • Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & SPL Package
  • Mental Health Support inc free counselling
  • Personal Development Coach
  • Work from Anywhere policy

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