About the job

Job Title – Web Writer

Location – Stamford Bridge and Cobham Training Ground

Hours – 6 Month FTC – 35 hours a week (Any 5 of 7)

About Us:

As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.

Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.

If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!

What We’re Looking For:

Chelsea FC are looking for a Web Writer to help with producing and delivering editorial content for Chelsea FC’s official website and app for our global audience.

Brief description and duties:

  • Produce engaging editorial content for our owned channels – specifically the official website but also the official app – to help shape the story around Chelsea, including our Men’s, Women’s and Academy teams.
  • Contribute to the day-to-day editorial output on the club’s official website and app that is suited for our global audience.
  • Work with the editorial team to provide best-in-class written content, including collaboration with other content teams and departments within the business.
  • Interview Men’s, Women’s and Academy players for wide-ranging content pieces to be published on official Chelsea channels.
  • Report on pre- and post-match manager press conferences, with the focus on reporting the Chelsea news first and accurately.
  • Provide leading coverage of home and away fixtures for the Men’s and Women’s teams, with a club-focused approach to reporting.
  • Produce data-focused written content pieces before and after Men’s and Women’s matches.
  • Create in-depth feature pieces that tell important stories around Chelsea and our respective teams.
  • Identify news stories that could be used as content on Chelsea channels.
  • Proactively seek new opportunities for content across the club’s media output.
  • Deliver on Partner and Commercial campaigns as required.
  • Work Men’s and some Women’s games, both home and away on a rota basis, including some European and global travel where required.

Must Haves/qualified by demonstrable experience to the level required:

  • Degree in a relevant field or NCTJ qualification.
  • Previous experience in professional football media would be preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience of working effectively within strict deadlines and in a fast-paced media environment, demonstrating strong proof reading and researching skills.
  • Highly-capable writer for a variety of purposes and audiences.
  • Experience in dealing with high-profile personalities.
  • Comprehensive understanding of digital media and a strong knowledge of professional football.
  • Able to deal with sensitive situations tactfully and maintain confidentially at all times.
  • Experience working on cultural and brand campaigns.
  • Ability to work using own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Confident communicator.

Nice to Haves:

  • Previous experience in professional football media would be preferred.

What We Offer:


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.

Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

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