Web Writer – Chelsea FC

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.

Social Media Producer – Arsenal F.C

About the job

The Role

We are looking for a Social Media Producer to plan and publish content across our owned and operated social media platforms. You will understand the value and effectiveness of content in order to differentiate us and continually build and engage a large global audience, bringing supporters closer to us through innovative content which aligns to our values.

This job will involve working matchdays and requires a broad range of skills across social media and editorial but, most importantly, a proactive, ‘can-do’ and collaborative attitude is essential.

Who We Are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

  • Engage supporters in a meaningful way on our Men’s, Women’s and Academy social channels, which brings them closer to us and inspires pride and a sense of belonging
  • Be part of an exciting and dynamic team and produce exciting matchday content in and around the game, writing and sub-editing news stories quickly and accurately whilst adhering to our style and tone of voice
  • Be part of planning and executing interviews with players and staff with professionalism and personality for stories and features, producing them in a way that brings our supporters closer to us and gives insight that nobody else can
  • Provide community management support across our social media platforms, with particular attention to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and any other platforms we add to our portfolio to reach, engage and build deeper relationships with our supporters
  • Plan and produce engaging, informative and innovative content for new and existing channels which meet a variety of briefs from across our club
  • Stay across current and emerging trends and be immersed in wider culture to find authentic ways to bring football and fashion, lifestyle, sport, art and music together in an authentic and meaningful way to reach and engage supporters of the game
  • Leverage insights and use analytical tools to understand the value and performance of our content on social media and uncover what our target audience want to see and how they want to engage with us
  • Represent our values across our content and adopt our tone of voice

What We Are Looking For

  • Experience planning and publishing compelling social and digital content for a globally recognised brand
  • Good native understanding of all key social media channels
  • Working knowledge of using analytics and insights tools to inform creative and publishing decisions
  • Confident in writing compelling editorial copy
  • Bursting with new ideas for both existing and emerging social media platforms
  • A high level of knowledge and passion for football and its place in wider culture
  • A team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
  • Great internal learning and development programmes
  • A flexible hybrid working model
  • Priority access to apply for match tickets
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners

Senior Communications Manager – The Premier League

Application Deadline: 22 July 2022

Department: Communications

Employment Type: Permanent – Full Time

Location: London, UK



The Premier League’s Communications team is looking for a Senior Communications Manager to support the wide-ranging operations of the Communications Department. The right candidate will be motivated, organised and able to work in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should have a strong background in communications.The role will require the candidate to work with the relevant Premier League departments, Clubs and external stakeholders to help promote the League, responding to media and proactive communications planning.

Our hybrid-working model also allows you some variety on your place of work, offering you the chance to work from home on some days each week. Where possible, you will attend the office or site visits in line with our company policy. All staff liaise closely with their line manager to manage their time appropriately and according to their work and team requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering timely and accurate responses to the daily news agenda with particular responsibility for football media
  • Acting as one of the main contacts for journalists and media contacts, developing statements, briefings and responses for journalists and the wider media
  • Working with senior colleagues to devise and deliver media handling strategies, ensuring media messaging is consistently aligned with the Premier League’s policy positions
  • Working closely with the Director of News and Corporate Communications and key Premier League departments to identify media opportunities to promote the Premier League
  • Assist and support the Premier League (external and internal) and Clubs on all communications needs – from news handling to preparing statements, briefs, media releases and organising media events
  • Liaising with communications contacts at Commercial Partners to identify opportunities to promote partnerships and the Premier League generally
  • Reputation – to ensure promotion of the Premier League as a force for good. This should include regular proactive communications of the positive work undertaken by the Football Department (fixtures, registrations, player care, football regulatory)
  • Reputation – work closely with the Director of News and Corporate Communications, and Director of Public Relations to influence the news agenda to better promote positive stories and ensure messaging is consistently aligned with Premier League positioning
  • Support the Legal Department to promote the League’s work in the area of digital piracy
  • Work with the Communications team in ensuring internal communications materials are of a high standard and published regularly (Weekly Update, Weekly Information) and that live brief documents are compiled and regularly reviewed for sharing internally

Requirements For The Role

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Extensive experience working in communications
  • Proven track record in delivering world-class media handling and communications campaigns
  • Excellent understanding of football and an appreciation of the Premier League’s structure, policies, issues and context in the industry
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and confidence to deal with senior internal and external figures in a professional manner
  • Availability for out of hours work as required, in accordance with our flexi-working guidelines

Nice-to-haves for the role

  • Experience of working within football is preferable


Our competitive range of benefits includes:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Health screenings
  • Mental health support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts with commercial partners
  • Access to match day tickets

Our commitment to safeguarding includes implementing robust safer recruitment procedures to assess the suitability of individuals applying for roles that involve work with children and adults who are or may be at risk of harm.