Working alongside our current media volunteer team and board of directors, you will play an important role in developing the club’s brand, marketing plan and media relations.
The successful candidate(s) will perform tasks and responsibilities associated with the club’s website and social media channels and would attend first team home/away matches as a club official when available.
The available roles are voluntary and would ideally suit a student undertaking a qualification within a media or sports field.
We are very open with the tasks/jobs that applicants would want to take up and as such it is a blank canvas as such to showcase your skills and creativity.
Media Lead Ben Kearney said: “We’ve been blessed to have had such a strong media team last year, and they have been vital in keeping supporters engaged with the club. We have a good laugh too (look left) and you have the freedom to do things you couldn’t do elsewhere.
“We always want to strive for more. We looking to add to our team and build on what we already do. If you want to learn new skills, we’ll teach you too. Things like Twitter Cards come in handy when speaking to possible employers about what can do social media-wise.
“It is the perfect place to be, I wouldn’t have gotten my job in the industry if it wasn’t for the faces I’ve met along the way here, and the confidence it has given me to lead, communicate and organise within a sporting environment.
“Our manager Brian Reid is very easy to work with. Access to players at Albion Rovers is the best you’ll get within the SPFL. The board will back what you do.”
Just for an idea of what you could get up to here are some examples:
Social Media Executive: You help run our social media channels and communicate with our supporters. On a matchday, you may be tasked with live-tweeting updates of what is happening as a match unfolds. You could help develop a weekly schedule of posts.
Club Journalist: You would help maintain the club website and create content for our supporters. The goal is to connect the fans with what is happening in and around the club. You could speak to our manager Brian Reid pre-match each week and write up a match report after each game.
Commentator: You would help run our #ARFCLive pixellot system. Each home match could see you talking over the game to an international audience and then helping create a highlight package to go up later in the week.
Audio/Visual Specialist: You could help film our away matches, or be pitchside each match capturing key moments from a unique angle. You could help with filming interviews after the match and could even support the coaching team in analysing match footage.
To apply, please send your CV and a Cover Letter that tells us the role, or roles, you wish to apply for with an outline of why it should be you to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of this month.
If you want to forge a career in football media, this is a great chance to get involved with an SPFL team with a strong local media interest and large social media following
For further info feel free to message our social media pages or email the address above.
The club has had a successful track record of giving students vital industry experience before finishing their studies.
We’ve been truly blessed at Albion Rovers to have had a group of talented and dedicated media volunteers help the club over the past few seasons and it is all down to their hard work and desire to make it within a tough industry.
We are just a platform for you to grow on at your own pace, and you are in charge of what you do, not us.
Just recently, our media volunteer Taylor Murray managed to bag his first industry gig at the Paisley Daily Express as a trainee reporter. Over the last season, he attended most of our matches and led our matchday media duties, while writing for our website and handling our social media channels.
Ben Kearney, who headed up our media team (and now just helps out on a semi-regular-basically-the-same-basis) now works at the Falkirk Herald as a trainee sports reporter. He helped organise and lead the club’s live-streaming service throughout the pandemic and brought the club back into the 21st century by ensuring supporters were kept up to date with the manager’s thoughts after matches.
Our other volunteers Chris Toner and Connor Ryan have both excelled too and have been a credit to the club over the past year since joining – and they’ll eventually move on to bigger things too.
We are sure you can be the next success story, and when you do move on to that dream job, we’ll be there to support you.
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