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Vacancy: Media Manager

2 August 2021

Club News

Vacancy: Media Manager

2 August 2021

Swindon Town Football Club is looking to recruit a Media Manager on a full-time basis as the club prepares to embark on the new League 2 campaign.

Hours & Availability: 40 hours (Full time). A flexible approach to working hours will be required as this role includes unsociable hours and working on a match days (home and away) for which time off in lieu can be given.

Location: The County Ground (but with some flexibility to work from home)

Remuneration: £23,000

Reports to: CEO

With a keen eye for detail and a passion for football, the successful candidate will be a strong copywriter and responsible for managing all aspects of media relations for the club.

Core responsibilities you will cover as part of this role include:

  • Develop excellent and effective relations with local and national media partners, commercial partners, supporters groups, podcasts and the organisation of press conferences
  • Attend all first team fixtures, home and away, to support the manager and players with media obligations
  • Organise match day media accreditation requests from local and national media outlets
  • Produce and edit the official digital match day programme from planning stage through to production and completion alongside the club’s external design agency
  • Work closely with the Chief Executive and Commercial Manager to ensure that the communication output aligns with marketing and revenue-generating objectives
  • Overall management of the official club website using the EFL content management system to produce daily news, features and interviews
  • Responsibility for the club’s social media presence including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable experience in content creation and communications coordination
  • Excellent understanding of social and traditional media
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and manage the media demands associated with a forward-thinking EFL club
  • The ability to create, manage and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • A solid understanding of Swindon Town FC and desire to play a key role in the club’s strategy
  • Candidates should have access to their own vehicle and have a full driving licence (expenses received for related match day travel costs)

If you want to join the club at this exciting time, please send your CV and a covering letter to Matt Waters

Closing date for this application is 12pm Friday 6th August 2021.

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