An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the club’s media team. One that’s particularly relevant for an aspiring sports journalist or anyone looking to gain valuable experience in a football environment. The ideal role for students currently undertaking a sports media/journalism course or similar, at either college or university level.
On the back of a successful first season in the National League South it is an exciting time to be involved with the club.
Responsible to: Media & Communications Manager
Under the direction of the Media & Communications manager you will help manage the club’s communications by creating, managing, and executing compelling content across all of the Rebels’ channels.
- Manage the club’s various social media channels, with a particular focus on Twitter and Facebook.
- Provide live match updates for the mens team, both home and away.
- Produce match reports for the mens team, both home and away.
- Produce written content for the club website, including club statements, new signing announcements, etc.
- General administration of the club website
The ideal candidate will have excellent written communication skills and a strong understanding of social media and the football media industry. Previous experience of managing social media accounts would be an advantage but not essential.
The successful candidate will gain experience in how to manage expectations, meet deadlines and work as a team to produce content of a high standard.
As a community club we’re unable to offer a salary for this position currently, duties are to be carried out on a voluntary basis – however the role provides invaluable experience for individuals passionate about a career in sports media. Many of the previous incumbents of the role have progressed into full time roles within the industry.
Travel and entry to matches will be arrange on your behalf and club attire provided.
Depending on the level of applicants and structure of the role there is scope to share responsibilities amongst multiple successful candidates. Anyone interested should contact Matt via email on email@example.com.
“The experience opened the door to opportunities of full time work in the industry”Jack Williams, ex Media Officer
Outgoing Media Officer Jack Williams undertook the role alongside the final year of his BA (Hons) Sports Media degree at Chichester University and upon completion has secured a role as Content Executive at Glamorgan Cricket.
“I was made to feel welcome at the club from the moment I started. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Media Officer and travelling all over to cover each game”.
“It have given me valuable experience for my future career; improving my skills as a writer and a social media officer. The experience opened the door to opportunities of full time work in the industry”.