Global Media Content Officer

Southampton FC
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
What is the role?

We have a brand new opportunity for a Global Media Content Officer to produce engaging, informative and entertaining material primarily for the Club’s Chinese website ( and social channels, working with the club’s Audio/Visual team and providing general assistance in the administration of the club’s global communications, working closely with chosen agencies within various territories.

In your role you will work with chosen agencies and in-house media team to produce regular entertaining and engaging content, primarily for the club’s Chinese media channels. As part of your role, you will track and report on monthly media performance across all Chinese platforms, while serve as the link between the Club’s media operations in Southampton and Hangzhou, China.

Your role will include assisting the Head of Media and Media Relations Officers with the coordination of matchdays, press conferences and other media events as required. You will also work alongside the Internal Communications Manager to ensure internal communications are kept up to date. Additional writing, proofreading and translating for other departments or management will be a part of your role as required.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a candidate who has strong experience in journalism or a related media field. You will have native level Chinese language skills and excellent English language skills with the ability to translate the language as required. You will have excellent cultural and professional understanding of the Chinese market and a strong understanding of football and commercial environments.

You will have excellent communication skills and a track record of delivering high quality content with a keen eye for detail. You will have strong forward-planning skills with a creative approach to problem solving. The successful candidate will be fully aware of the digital media landscape and be fully competent in the strengths and opportunities of social media platforms and content management systems.

The competencies which are required include:

Essential Experience:
• A minimum of one years’ employment in journalism or related field.

Desirable Experience:
• Demonstrable experience within the football industry.

Essential Qualifications (including certifications):
• Undergraduate journalism qualification from a UK university.

Desirable Qualifications (including certifications):
• NCTJ journalism certificate.

Essential Skills:
• Native level Chinese language skills (both traditional and simplified Chinese)
• Excellent English language skills.
• Cultural and professional understanding of the Chinese market.
• Experience in publishing content on WeChat, Weibo, Dongqiudi, Facebook, Twitter etc.
• Strong understanding of football and commercial environments.
• A proven track record of delivering high-quality content with a keen eye for detail.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with key stakeholders (both internal and external).
• Strong forward-planning skills with a creative approach to problem-solving.
• Ability to thrive under pressure and work to tight deadlines.
• Clear understanding of the digital media landscape, with experience of social media, content management systems and search engine optimisation (SEO).
• Clear understanding of the print media landscape, with experience of layout, design and dealing with publishers.
• Experience of using Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Adobe Photoshop).
• Comfortable with dealing with high-profile figures and classified information.

Desirable Skills:
• Experience of using video editing packages (for example, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Pro).

What do you get in return?
If you are successful you can look forward to a healthy benefits package;
• A competitive salary depending on experience.
• Two Season Tickets.
• 24 days’ holiday per year, increasing to 25 days after one full football season.
• Life Assurance Cover of 2x salary.
• Contributory Pension Scheme.
• Incentivised Private Medical Insurance Scheme.
• Child Care Vouchers.
• Worldwide Travel Insurance.
• Free onsite parking.
• Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.

The closing date for applications is 18 March 2018.
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