Media and Press Officer

Accrington Stanley FC

Accrington, United Kingdom

This is an exciting opportunity for a confident and ambitious press officer to join the communication team at Accrington Stanley Football Club.

Job Role Summary

Job TitleMedia and Press Officer
LocationAccrington, United Kingdom, Europe
FunctionMedia, Marketing & CommunicationsDigital/Social Media
Employment TermsPermanent, Full Time
Closing DateApplications must be submitted by Sunday, 19th May 2019 at 6:00pm

Job Role Details

Salary: Competitive

This role will act as the official representative for the club, handling all matters relating to the media providing effective internal and external communication activities.

The ideal candidate must have proven experience working in a communications, PR or journalists role preferably gained within a football
media environment.

Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to act as a spokesperson for the club.

The position will operate on a flexi-hours policy, and as well as normal
weekday flexible hours media duties you must be available to work every
home and away match day and match evenings and throughout the football
season.

The key responsibilities include:

- To act as the official representative of the club, to handle all matters
relating to the media, developing good working relationships with them

- To answer enquiries from the press or other media representatives

- To organise and oversee press conferences, media events and
promotional activities

- Arranging press accreditation

- Leading with all pre and post-match media interviews

- Leading in coordinating player's photo opportunities, media events and
promotional activities.

- Monitoring social media platforms, observing and reporting on social,
economic and political trends which may affect the club.

- Lead and support in writing and distributing club statements, press
releases and news reports about the Club

- Developing media contacts and PR activities

- Collating and monitoring media coverage with recommendations on
future optimisation

- Distributing press releases

- Keeping up-to-date with all media issues that affect the club

- Leading in generating ideas to gain more media coverage

The position is open for an immediate start to the right candidate.
Accrington Stanley FC is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome
applications from all sections of the community

Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities

Accrington Stanley FC is committed to eliminating discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or ability and to encourage equal opportunities.

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