VACANCY: Head of Media


Nantwich Town Football Club currently have an exciting opportunity for a confident and ambitious candidate to become the club’s Head of Media.

Head of Media

The role perfectly suits an aspiring sports journalist who is passionate about writing about football and wishes to work in the industry.

Nantwich Town FC are in the Evo-Stik Premier Division – the seventh tier of English football – and last season finished 4th in the division, making the play-offs for the second time in three years, and also won their second consecutive Cheshire Senior Cup.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the trade in a semi-professional and high-profile football environment, plus gain real-life experience to add to your CV.

With the season still in progress, we are urgently in need of a Head of Media to join the club. This position will report to Commercial Director Tim Crighton and work closely with club secretary Carl Thorpe. You will also be working with the existing media team, consisting of Media Assistant Ryan Batty, Media Analyst/Club Journalist James Brown and Graphic Designer Josh Coleman, to ensure the club receives maximum exposure and coverage.

Press Officer Roles:

– Adding content and maintaining the Nantwich Town website.

– Attending all first-team matches, and covering the games on social media.

– Writing match reports for both the club website and for published newspapers, including the nationally-published Non-League Paper.

– Conducting player and manager interviews

– Social media – using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to keep supporters informed of all things to do with the club on a day-to-day basis.

– Sending news articles to the local press and national media.

– Being the first point of contact for all outside journalists and reporters, maintaining an excellent relationship with the press.

The right candidate will need strong writing skills as a large part of this role will be writing and editing articles for both traditional media and online.

Experience in this area would be an advantage, but not completely neccessary.

This fulfilling and rewarding role does require a high level of passion and commitment. The successful candidate will be required to attend as many games as possible, both home and away. These can include trips to places like Whitby, Morpeth and South Shields, which are long-distance journeys for the club and require early starts on the team coach and late returns home.

This role would require you to be available on all Saturdays until the end of April, as well as a number of Tuesday evenings from 5-6pm onwards.

The role is voluntary/unpaid but it will bring immense job satisfaction and excellent future career prospects to get such sought-after work experience.

Essential:

– Based in the local area (South Cheshire, North Staffordshire)

– Can easily commute to and from home games (own transport advantageous), as well as get to the majority of away games (either via own transport or by travelling to the club/scheduled pick-up destination for the team coach)

– Be able to commit to the majority Saturdays and Tuesdays

– Strong written, audio/visual and interpersonal skills

– A knowledge of football, with a focus on non-league football. This is not essential but would be beneficial.

Desirable:

Experience of working in a sports environment

– Experience using Adobe Photoshop

– Video-editing software experience with either Adobe Premiere, Final Cut or iMovie.

Exiting Press Officer Steve Sharman notes: “It’s with a heavy heart that I am leaving the club after three years. I have had a very memorable time and owe a lot to the club for the opportunities I have been provided. The vacant position I am leaving is one that will provide huge chances to showcase your skills and gain valuable experience in the industry. I can’t recommend it highly enough!”

The role would suit someone who is currently studying a Media, Journalism or English Literature degree at University. If you wish to apply for the position of Head of Media, then please email your interest to pressofficer@nantwichtownfc.com

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