Plymouth Argyle Football Club was established in 1886 and has been a member of the EFL since 1920. They are proud to be a fan, family and community-focused club that advocates equality and inclusion and which will engage honestly and as transparently as possible with supporters. Management, players and staff are encouraged to strive for excellence on and off the pitch to establish Plymouth Argyle as a winning club of which everyone can be proud of.
An opportunity has arisen for a full- time, highly motivated and enthusiastic media all-rounder to join Plymouth Argyle Football Club.
Core responsibilities: As part of the Communications team, the Communications Officer will share responsibility for creating, editing and publishing engaging content on the club’s media channels, including social media; for production of the award-winning Pilgrim match-day programme; for co-ordinating the club’s external and internal communications; and for promoting club events and teams, including the first-team and Academy and women’s team.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
Produce and publish video-based content via the most appropriate club communication platforms
Provide a key research and copywriting resource for all club communication channels
Attend home and away matches for club communication duties, including facilitating media requests for interviews; producing articles for the club communications channels including team news; and chaperoning the manager and players during post-match media interviews
Produce written and social media content for the club’s communication channels
Assist production of the Pilgrim official match day programme, from planning to production, including writing copy and proof-reading
Facilitate interview requests made by members of external media organisations, including arranging and organising pre and post-match media interviews
Carry out interviews on behalf of the club with the manager, players and club officials
Disseminate club information and handle PR and media inquiries and requests, liaising with other club departments as required, including with Argyle Community Trust and the Argyle Academy
Support the club’s other departments with quality communication and PR
Ensure that the brand image of the club is used in a proper manner
Maintain the club Board’s Vision and Values
The successful candidate will:
Have experience working in a similar fast-paced role within professional football or related sporting industries
Be an exceptional communicator
Possess excellent IT skills, including video-editing
Be a team player with a proactive approach to day-to-day issues
Be enthusiastic, hardworking, and flexible to the many and varied requirements of the role and of the club
Have the ability to generate ideas and challenge the status quo whilst considerate of organisational limitations
Hold a full, valid UK driving licence; own car is desirable, but not essential