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Job listing closed on 30 Mar 2024
18 Mar 2024

Football Media Executive (Fixed Term)

🇬🇧 Brentford, UK
3+ years exp.
£25,000 – £28,000 per year

Job Title: Football Media Exec (Fixed Term Contract)

Department: Football Communications

Reporting: Head of Football Media

Location: Training Ground (Off-Field)

Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 per annum

Closing date: 29 March 2024

Regulated Activity: Yes

**This is fixed term role starting on 1 May 2024 and ending on 31 May 2025**

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.

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you may be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and this will include any time living or working 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.

The Role of the Football Media Executive

The Football Media Executive is part of our Football Communications team, helping deliver First Team players media work, leading and managing specific opportunities.

Every Premier League club has obligations with rights holders. It is part of our strategy to go above and beyond, to do more to assist those who provide us with coverage all over the world. We also want to maintain access for non-rights holders, including newspapers, magazines, and international media.

The Football Media Executive will efficiently and effectively deliver planned media sessions and create opportunities from scratch in line with the Club’s media strategy. They are comfortable dealing with TV presenters, leading journalists from around the world as well as Premier League footballers. They understand media trends and are able to identify opportunities, particularly in new media areas.

They will liaise with the Premier League and broadcast partners regarding contractual obligations. They will also arrange opportunities for non-rights holders in line with the Club’s Media Strategy.

The Football Media Executive will have a knowledge of, and the ability to deliver the Club’s Media Strategy, ensuring priority is given to rights holders. They will also know the football media landscape and make the most of all media opportunities.

They will assist with the logistics of the media operation, including matchday media accreditation and ensuring access for media and personnel to all Club premises when needed. They will also assist with accreditation for women’s team, B Team or Academy matches as needed, especially those at the Gtech Community Stadium.

This role will initially act as maternity cover for our Football Media (Operations) Manager so there will be the chance to step up and lead in some operational areas.

Main Accountabilities

  • Be part of delivering the Premier League’s contractual broadcast requirements, including assisting with the logistics of sessions, and non-contractual media work.
  • Work First Team matchdays home and away to deliver broadcast requirements.
  • Brief players and staff ahead of interviews and report back.
  • Promote Club content to wider market, using Premier League relationships.
  • Monitor breaking news stories and continuing narratives surrounding the club.
  • Maintain existing relationships with the media and bring in new contacts to enable wider story telling.
  • Work with colleagues providing media support to B team, academy and women’s sides if needed.
  • Assist with incoming ad hoc media requests and filter to appropriate staff.
  • Assisting, and leading at times, with the media accreditation process for home matches, ensuring the Club’s commitments are met.
  • Be part of the matchday media access operation, leading when required.
  • Liaise with clubs we are visiting to ensure Brentford FC staff have what they need to work at away matches.
  • To ensure compliance with all Matchday Safeguarding processes and the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and processes

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 promote and support positive mental health and wellbeing throughout the Club both on and off the field.
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and processes.
  • To promote equity, diversity and inclusion at the Club, in line with our EDI strategy

Key Internal Relationships

  • Operations Department
  • Football Operations
  • Brentford FC First Team players and coaching staff
  • Business Communications team
  • Content Department

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrable experience working in a communications environment, or similar, at a professional sports organisation, ideally professional football.
  • Media qualifications including media law or multiple years of experience working in a press office environment.
  • Ability to travel to and attend all home and away games which often occur during evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • Understanding of the media landscape, particularly in England.
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, pressurised environment, show initiative and decisiveness when working alone and as part of a team.
  • Ability to think creatively and to clearly communicate ideas and concepts.
  • Confident in forging effective new relationships with others.
  • Strong knowledge of football and the Premier League, particularly the media narrative and broadcast contracts.

Person Specification – Desirable Personal Characteristics

  • Spoken and/or written skills in a second language.
  • Previous experience of working at a Premier League football club.
  • Network of media contacts.

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.