Media Relations Officer

£25,000 yearly
  • Norwich City Football Club
  • Carrow Road Stadium, Carrow Road, Norwich, UK
  • 16 Nov, 2021
Full time Broadcast Communications & PR Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Media Social Media

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident candidate to join the Communications Team at Norwich City Football Club in the role of Media Relations Officer. This is an excellent role for someone with excellent communication skills and a high level of integrity. The successful candidate will be responsible for liasing with external media to ensure the smooth running of the communications strategy and operations at the Club.

Key tasks/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Help field and manage communications with media and other Norwich City stakeholders with competence, discretion and tact.
  • Help the communications department fulfil its contractual media obligations, including pre and post-match interviews, broadcast windows and mixed zone requirements, under governing body/competition rules. This could include at both Norwich City home and away matches and at the Lotus Training Centre.
  • Liaise with media under the direction of the Head of Communications to co-ordinate arrangements for media conferences, interview opportunities and other department events.
  • Keep an updated record of all completed media obligations and events during the season.
  • Help administer and oversee media accreditation and facilities for matchdays at Carrow Road. This will include using the national online accreditation systems, i-PBS and i-BAS to produce media access passes.
  • Undertake media room matchday duties, including overseeing matchday host who will be responsible for welcoming and registering media to Carrow Road, making sure they are accredited, assisting them with queries, technology and appropriate access to facilities.
  • Support the club in fulfilling and promoting Norwich City’s community and PR objectives. This will include working closely with the Community Sports Foundation and other stakeholders to administer and support club initiatives such as Community Heroes, charity-related works and annual events such as Global Canaries Day, Armed Forces Day, Kick It Out matchday etc.
  • Maintain an effective and relevant media contact directory of local, national and international media.
  • Lead on delivering an engagement plan with media and supporters.
  • To be present at all games and club events where media are present.
  • To welcome and demonstrate the club values to media, broadcasters and fans who visit Carrow Road and Lotus Training Centre.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working within Media in a football industry, with a track record of meeting tight deadlines. Flexibility is integral for this role due to the fast-paced nature of football.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join the Canaries! Please click the Apply button below and fill in the application form.

Closing date: Friday 03 December 2021.

Norwich City Football Club are committed to ensuring equal opportunities are given to all and welcomes applications from all areas of the community regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships.