15th September 2019 – 15th March 2020

Haute Route Marketing & Communications Assistant

We are seeking a Marketing & Communications Assistant to support all the activities of the Communications and Marketing team. Based in Paudex, in the Lausanne area, Switzerland and reporting directly to the Global Brand & Communications Manager, the Marketing & Communications Assistant main goal is to assist in the production of our marketing and communications tools and reports.

Job Details

Global Communications

  • Support the strategy and planning across all communications
  • Assist in producing global communications tools and its adaptations at a local level
  • In link with the Global Brand & Communications Manager, ensure that all materials produced follow the brand guidelines
  • Process mailouts and distribute content (rider/public/media)
  • Update and maintain mailout lists
  • Manage our photos and video libraries
  • Translate content from English to French or French to English
  • Monitor press clippings and online articles for evaluation reports
  • Competitors benchmark (offer and price positioning) / reports expected (communications campaigns, creative concept, activation…)
  • Upload content to website
  • Assist with CRM management

Event Communications

  • Attend Haute Route events as part of the communications team
  • Work on the event communications assets (riders’ newsletter, roadbook, 3D videos…)
  • Produce the event briefing templates

Operational Marketing

  • Assist with the implementation of the communications/marketing assets
  • Production and distribution of the communications/marketing assets (printing, relationship with suppliers…)

Personal Specification

Skills and Abilities

  • Must be a EU or Swiss national or have a relevant work permit.
  • A real passion for a career in marketing or communications as evidenced in academic studies, previous experience or interests.
  • Good creative writing skills with the desire to develop those skills working alongside the current team.
  • A desire to learn, develop a greater understanding of marketing, media communications and PR and be able to take on more responsibility.
  • Excellent attention to details.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft office packages and understanding the necessity to undertake database work and content processing.
  • Excellent organisational skills and self-motivated personality with the ability to work to tight deadlines, cope with event pressures, and manage their own time effectively, who can take instruction and work well within a small and hard-working team.
  • A love of sport and outdoor events is a must with knowledge of cycling or triathlon an advantage.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Fluency in English and French.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

Character and Personal Qualities

  • A collaborative and energetic team player
  • Details orientated
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Happy to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for things he/she sees as challenging


  • 15th September 2019 – 15th March 2020
  • “Convention de stage” or formal agreement through your educational provider is mandatory for non-Swiss citizens
  • You will be given a monthly allowance of 800 CHF (gross - before any deductions are taken for state and federal taxes, insurance etc).
  • 10 vacation days for a 6-month internship.
  • For internships of 3 months or more we will reimburse the full cost of a CFF card. The card entitles you to a 50% discount on train tickets.
  • Office hours are between 9.00am and 6.00pm, but during the events or busy periods, you may be expected to work evenings and weekends.
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence are covered for approved business travel, in line with current company policies.

How to apply

Your application must be in English, include a CV/resume, detail which intern role you are applying for, confirm your nationality/work permit status and tell us a little bit about you:

  • What’s the bravest thing you have ever done?
  • What is your proudest achievement?
  • What sports do you enjoy and/or clubs you are involved in?

Make sure you answer each of the questions shown above, then simply email your application to: [email protected]

Key Criteria

  • line darkFluent in English and French
  • line darkDriving license mandatory
  • line darkAvailable September 2019 to March 2020