Cool Job: Contributing Editor (Social Media) @ Manchester United

Thanks to Rab from Rangers for pointing this one out on Twitter and he is right, there will be a huge amount of fans and social media experts sending their applications as we speak.

It does sound like a great role at an amazing team (yes, I’m a United fan).  This brings with it the opportunity to get your hands dirty when it comes to creating content for the social media channels… which currently consists of Facebook.  I’m sure as the team builds up at United then the number of platforms they are present on will also increase.

How soon before we see RvP doing a live Google Hangout or Twitter Q&A?  There is so much content being produced with the opportunities for so much more that their social media audience could grow massively.

Below are details on the role and the information of where to apply to…


Job Title Contributing Editor – Social Media
Job Type Full-time
Location Old Trafford
Salary Not disclosed
Contributing Editor – Social Media
Harnessing the power of social media, you will apply your innate creativity to generate involving content across a range of platforms.


The Role: Strengthening our growing editorial team at Old Trafford, you will create engaging content for a number of UK and international social media channels. At the same time, you will assist in implementing and delivering marketing strategy and promotional campaigns, whilst seamlessly integrating our social media content with our other media platforms. Your impact will be felt across our UK and overseas websites, matchday programmes and newsstand magazine, and you will act as an in-house expert on social media, so you can expect total involvement and enormous challenge.


What We’re Looking For: Passionate about digital and social media, you will bring a sharp editorial mind and a tight writing style, backed by excellent organisational and time management skills. Needless to say, you are capable of adapting to different platforms and meeting strict deadlines, and you will ideally combine strong interest in football with familiarity with multilingual websites.


The Club: Manchester United is unlike any other football club in the world. We inspire over 333 million passionate followers and have enjoyed unparalleled success both on and off the pitch during our 130-year history. In short, we are a truly iconic global brand.


Closing date: Friday 23 November 2012

Job Description

Post Title: Contributing Editor – Social Media

Rate of Pay: Salary offered will be commensurate with relevant experience and the level of responsibility undertaken in the post. Benefits include (subject to certain eligibility criteria) membership of the Group Pension Scheme, up to 25 days paid annual leave and an Occupational Sickness Scheme.

Accountable to: Website Editor

Manchester United is looking for a Social Media Contributing Editor to join our growing editorial team, based at Old Trafford.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:
• A passion for digital and social media
• A keen editorial brain and a tight writing style
• Ability to work under pressure
• Planning and organisation skills
• An ability to adapt to different digital platforms
• Experience of working across digital and social media platforms
• Knowledge of football and an understanding of football fans is preferable but not necessarily essential
• Previous experience in working across multilingual sites is also preferable but not essential

Key Responsibilities
The key responsibilities of the post are:-

• Creating engaging Manchester United-related content for a number of social media channels, both in the UK market as well as internationally
• Working alongside the Manchester United editorial team to deliver this content, using the Club’s style and tone
• Working in partnership with the social media campaign manager to implement and deliver social media campaigns to support our family of websites both in the English language and internationally
• Integrating and promoting MU’s social media content and platforms through the Club’s other media channels, including and international websites, MUTV, the matchday programme and the newsstand magazine
• Work with the social media campaign manager to ensure social media tools (eg sharing buttons etc) on our family of websites are up to date
• Act as a MU advocate on a variety of external social media platforms
Self Development
To undertake any necessary internal or external training sessions in accordance with the Company’s Performance and Development Review Policy and to take personal responsibility to seek opportunities to develop yourself and to realise your own potential.

Identify, implement and evaluate the training and developmental needs of staff that may from time to time be within your area of responsibility, give appropriate feedback and actively show interest and involvement in training activities for all employees whilst looking for opportunities to further develop individuals.

Team Work
Ensure effective communication within your work team and actively offer support and guidance as necessary.

Security / Stock Control
Ensure compliance with all of the Company’s security, stock control, loss prevention and key holder procedures.

Equal Opportunities and Harassment
Ensure understanding, awareness and compliance with the Company’s Equal Opportunities and Harassment Policies.

Hours of Work
The employee is required to work 35 hours per week. Hours of work should be planned in accordance with the demands of the business and as such it will be necessary to work outside normal business hours from time to time.

This document is a guide only. The employee must undertake any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Head of Content and other Executive Management from time to time.

To apply go here