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Football Communications Executive

Location: 

Manchester, GB

Opening Date:  18-Sep-2022
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Job Description

Role Title:  Football Communications Executive

Reports to:  Football Communications Manager

Division: Corporate Services

Department: Communications

 

Closing Date for Applications: 3rd October 2022

Role specific purpose:     

Purpose:  

To assist the management of the club’s external communications functions. Especially, but not exclusively, regarding football operations..

 

Role specific accountabilities:

1

To assist in the management of all communications in regard to football operations; match day media, press conferences and media appearances.

2

To support in facilitating media interviews in accordance with the Club’s commitments with broadcasters / governing bodies, and as and when appropriate to promote the club and service external media needs.

3

To provide support and briefings to players, coaches and staff regarding all activities and issues relating to the Club’s activities.

4

To act as point person for all media accreditation duties at the Club.

5

To attend all men’s First Team matches and Elite Development Squad home matches as a point person for issues relating to media accreditation. You may also be involved in a number of women’s first team and other Academy fixtures where required.

6

To support on the announcement of player signings across the club and wider group.

7

To facilitate filming and media requests at City Football Academy to include First Team, MCWFC, EDS, Academy and commercial.

8

To build relationships with external media. Filtering media enquiries amongst the wider team.

Role specific knowledge, skills and experience:  

Essential:

  • Knowledge/awareness of the UK sports media scene.
  • Possessing strong communication skills that are clear, engaging and appropriate, mindful of tone and corresponding to the Club’s brand guidelines.
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills, creating and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Having a clear sense of purpose to drive action and work collaboratively.
  • Highest level of integrity and discretion.
  • Communications experience, writing and producing collateral, working on communications campaigns, managing events and handling the media
  • Communications related degree or equivalent
  • Full UK driving license

 

Desirable:

  • A sound knowledge and passion for sport, ideally football.

 

     

 

 

City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. 

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Due to our safeguarding promise, all UK based CFG roles will be subject to a DBS check upon commencing employment with us. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.

If you have any further questions about the role or your application, please contact Careers@CityFootball.com

 


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