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VACANCY: Media Manager

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11 February 2022

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Swindon Town Football Club is looking to recruit a Media Manager on a full-time basis as the club continues to embark on an exciting future.

This exciting opening is for the start of the 2022-23 season, although there is an opportunity for the successful candidate to shadow and work with our current Media Manager for the remainder of this season.

Please note that this job posting may close earlier should we find the successful candidate.

Hours & Availability: 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: Dependent on relevant experience

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
  • Develop key relationships with the Director of Football, Head Coach and players.
  • 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
  • Work closely with all areas of the club, from Commercial to Ticketing to Hospitality, to ensure key messages are being delivered.
  • Work closely with the Head of Retail & Ticketing to help drive key ticketing & retail offers and information.
  • Overall management of the official club website co.uk 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, while establishing the club on new platforms such as TikTok.

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
  • Driven, ambitious and an ability to think on your feet and able to work in pressure situations
  • An ability to work to tight constraints and balance multiple tasks all at once.

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 Andrew Steele-Davis via media@swindontownfc.co.uk

Closing date for this application is Friday 11th March 2022.


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