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Job listing closed on 4 Jun 2024
29 May 2024

Academy Video Communications Executive

🇬🇧 Brentford, UK
Full Time
2+ years exp.
£28,000 per year

Job Title: Academy Video Communications Executive

Department: Football Communications

Reporting: Academy Communications Manager

Location: Training Ground

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Closing date: 4 June 2024

Regulated Role: Yes

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.

We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.

We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities. Should you require any workplace accommodations (also known as ‘reasonable adjustments), you will have the opportunity to let us know at the appropriate points in the hiring process.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team. We remind those barred from regulated activity that it is an offence to apply for such positions.

The Role of the Academy Video Communications Executive

The Academy Video Communications Executive plays a vital role in capturing and producing high-quality video output for Brentford’s Academy. Reporting directly to the Academy Communications Manager, the Academy Video Communications Executive is responsible for creating engaging media assets that showcase the academy's activities, events, and achievements. They will also be expected to cover our women’s teams to the same high standards.

Main Accountabilities

  • Lead the filming and editing, and post-production of video content, including training sessions, matches, interviews, and promotional materials.
  • Maintain and operate audio-visual equipment, ensuring it is in optimal condition for recording and production purposes. This includes cameras, microphones, lighting, and editing software.
  • Work as part of a team to create innovative ideas in order to highlight the work carried out by our Academy.
  • Attend Academy fixtures on occasion to help tell the story of the growth of the youth development programme.
  • Attend Brentford Women’s fixtures and provide social media coverage as well as content for other platforms as appropriate.
  • Attend academy events, matches, and tournaments to capture live footage and support the conducting of interviews with players, coaches, and staff.
  • Maintain high standards of audio and video quality, ensuring that all content meets professional standards and reflects the academy's values and image.
  • Organise and manage digital media assets, including video files, audio recordings, and graphics, in a well-structured and accessible manner.
  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC.
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its


General Club Accountabilities

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including safeguarding, health and safety policies and with specific reference to the data regulations (GDPR and PECR)
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Code of Conduct.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements
  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times
  • To ensure that any concerns you observe, or are raised with you in your role, are shared with the Safeguarding Team through appropriate channels.
  • To promote equity, diversity and inclusion at the Club, in line with our EDI strategy
  • To promote and support positive mental health and wellbeing throughout the Club both on and off the field.

Key Internal Relationships

  • Football Department
  • Content Team
  • Business Communications
  • Digital team
  • Intel and Insights

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrable experience in video content production.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced production environment with an ability to work flexibly to meet quick turnarounds/deadlines.
  • Demonstrable experience in video shooting and editing, as well as the ability to use Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects etc.
  • Experience in taking still photos.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and understanding of how to use content to best effect on different channels.
  • Positive, pro-active approach with the ability to troubleshoot under pressure.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to handle multiple projects; prioritising workloads accordingly based on deadlines.
  • Strong IT skills including with MS Office suite.
  • Ability and willingness to work matchdays, including evenings and weekends, as well as the ability and willingness to travel overseas when needed.

Person Specification – Desirable Personal Characteristics

  • Previous experience of a similar role at a sports organisation or a track record of creating/producing football content.
  • Degree/Qualifications in Journalism or equivalent field.
  • Experience with photo editing software.
  • Able to drive with access to own vehicle.

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you will be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and police checks for any time you have lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at

Please also note that a CV application will not be sufficient. Applications will not be considered where the application form has not been completed in full.

If the role you are applying for involves regulated activity and you have been shortlisted for a first stage interview, you will be asked to fill out a Declaration of Offences Form.