Club Journalist

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Professional/Technical
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Up to £26,000 depending on experience
Contact email:
Job ref: 008143
Published: 28 days ago
Expiry date: 23 Jun 2024 23:59

Department: Content and Digital Department

Hours of Work: Full Time (with an ability to work flexibility during evenings and weekends)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Up to £26,000 depending on experience  

Location: Bodymoor Heath Training Ground

Closing Date: Sunday 23 June 2024

1. The Department

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Club Journalist to join our Content and Digital Department. The post holder will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment within the editorial team – alongside the wider content department (social media, video and photography) delivering outstanding coverage that resonates with our fanbase. 

2. The Role

We are seeking a talented and experienced Club Journalist who can reliably assist with day-to-day content output across Aston Villa’s official website, helping to provide unified coverage of the club to our fans – especially as we celebrate our 150th anniversary.

Covering the men’s first team, U21s and U18s, you will play a pivotal role in creating editorial content for our official website, assisting with the creation and delivery of news articles, interviews, match reports, previews, features and more.

You will assist with matchday coverage across the men’s first team and Academy, as well as contributing to the planning process by helping to generate engaging, innovative, and exciting content ideas.

For further information about the Role, please see the Role Profile.

3. The Person

You will have demonstrable journalistic experience as well as experience working within a football/sporting environment covering live events. You will need to have experience of content management systems (CMS) for the delivery of editorial coverage, alongside the ability to manage multiple creative projects in an organised and efficient manner.

With a proactive, can-do attitude, you must be able to make effective and quick decisions in a fast-paced sporting environment to meet demands and tight deadlines.

Experience with Adobe Suite and a graduate level qualification/training in journalism and/or media (or equivalent) is desirable.

You must also be available to work flexibly as this role will require you to work evenings and weekends and hold a full UK driving licence.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.


Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early  

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received. 

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code. 

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding