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West Ham United F.C – Editorial Assistant


An exciting apprenticeship opportunity has arisen in the West Ham United Media and Marketing department for a creative, self-motivated individual to gain experience and build their CV in a busy Barclays Premier League Club environment.

This is initially a 12-18 month fixed term contract for an apprentice who will gain a Junior Journalist qualification.

For this reason this role is not open to candidates with an existing journalism qualification (such as NCTJ or BA in Journalism).

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be required to fulfil the following responsibilities as a member of the Media and Marketing Department:

  • Produce accurate, engaging and informative content for the Club’s print, digital and social media channels
  • Possess a working understanding of how social media platforms work and an ability to use different platforms to publish editorial and rich media content
  • Provide original, interesting and commercially effective ideas for new features and written content and video
  • Conduct phone and face-to-face interviews with relevant stakeholders to include players, management, supporters and journalists
  • Sub-edit incoming content from contributors and bloggers
  • Writing promotional copy to assist marketing team as required
  • Attend selected first-team, Development Squad, Youth, Ladies and other matches to gather content before, after, and during the game
  • Any other tasks as directed by the Content Editor / Multimedia Editor / Digital Director / Head of Media Relations

 

Equal Opportunities

  • To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion and age.
  • To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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