Club Journalist & Matchday Programme Editor

Club Journalist & Matchday Programme Editor

Website Crystal Palace Football Club

– Salary: “Dependant Upon Experience”

– Closing Date: 28/02/2019

– Job Role : Club Journalist & Matchday Programme Editor

A rare opportunity has arisen at Crystal Palace Football Club for a Club Journalist to join our Content team, with the successful candidate primarily having overall responsibility for the club’s matchday programme, whilst also contributing written content on a daily basis to cpfc.co.uk and other digital sites owned by the club.

The club is extremely proud to retain full editorial & design control of its home matchday publication – a rarity in the Premier League. Packed with high quality, engaging and accurate editorial features, the Club Journalist & Programme Editor will create content for the publication including interviews with players, staff and former players, and liaise with all contributors and the design team. The successful candidate is ultimately responsible for the entire production of the publication.

The successful candidate will also be heavily involved in producing and editing content for cpfc.co.uk and other associated sites and publications.

Skills & experience required

Minimum 3 years experience as a journalist, NCTJ qualified
Positive, can-do attitude
A self-starter, someone who can work under their own initiative with minimal direction
Exceptional time management
Excellent communication & presentation skills
A passion for storytelling, print journalism and design, with an eye for detail
Track record of creating impactful features
Exceptional knowledge of Premier League Football;  in-depth knowledge of CPFC beneficial but not essential
Experience of Content Management Systems
Proficiency in using Photoshop
Salary: up to £27,500 pa + benefits, depending on experience.

Contract: Full time role, which will expire end May 2021.

Line management: The Club Journalist & Programme Editor will report into the Head of Content & Production, and will have one direct report – the Trainee Club Journalist.

Notes: This role does involve evening and weekend work, and the candidate would be expected to work most (not all) matchdays.

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