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#CoolJob: Digital Content Producer – UFC

Digital Content Producer – UFC 

Digital media agency Seven League are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and intelligent person to join them as a Digital Content Producer on an initial 3-month fixed-term contract. The successful candidate will work solely on one of Seven League’s key clients at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) EMEA office in London.

The successful candidate for this position will have a broad range of skills and will be looking for a varied and challenging entry-level production role, proving themselves with their proactivity and supporting senior members of the Seven League team. This individual will be a motivated self-starter with a high work-rate and the ability to perform well under pressure. The role also requires flexible working, with many events taking place during the evening and at weekends, also possibly beyond the UK.


Responsibilities may include learning and being directed in:

  • Delivering unique and engaging digital content on a number of channels
  • Writing editorial features for websites and marketing materials
  • Social media management
  • Content planning and evaluation
  • Conducting, filming and editing interviews
  • Managing a number of bespoke content management systems
  • Administrative, organisational and general tasks as required

Qualifications and Skills


  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience in digital content production
  • Educated to BA degree level in journalism or similar
  • An interest in sport and a clear passion for and knowledge of mixed martial arts
  • In-depth knowledge of social media platforms
  • Demonstrable knowledge of PowerPoint and confident presentation skills
  • A solid understanding of Google Analytics, Facebook Insights social media monitoring tools
  • Excellent writing skills and good editorial judgement
  • Significant experience of content creation on a variety of digital platforms
  • The ability to edit audio/visual content with a quick turnaround
  • Basic Photoshop skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An interest in all forms of media, with strong knowledge of social media


  • Experience working in sport and on live sporting events
  • Design or technical skills useful
  • An interest in photography


  • An enthusiastic and outgoing personality
  • Hard-working, flexible, adaptable with a passion for live sport
  • Demonstrable ability to learn new skills
  • Active online and across a variety of social media platforms
  • Love of innovation and technology
  • The ability to perform incredibly well under pressure
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, manage and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to deal effectively with people at all levels
  • Strong initiative with a ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to be flexible in approach to achieve desired outcomes
  • Willingness to work shifts, weekends and be prepared to travel

How to apply

Interested? Your CV and cover letter should be sent to jobs [@] sevenleague.co.uk no later than Friday 3rd October 2014.

#CoolJob: Social Media Manager at 1966 Group

1966 was founded in 2006 by Terry Byrne and specialises in maximising intellectual property rights, global licensing, branding, endorsements and appearances globally within the football industry.

The team consists of coaches, ex players, managers and global brand and events experts with world-class expertise within the sports industry.

1966 exclusively manages the commercial interests of the England football team including full representation and management of the players commercial programme and relationship with the FA and its partners


Role: Social Media Manager

Salary: £25k-£30k pa

Job Function:

Reporting directly to the Head of Communications, the Social Media Manager will be responsible for creating and implementing the social media strategy for all companies within the 1966 group and specific individuals  within the footballing industry.


1966/United Marketing

  • Create social media channels and populate
  • Grow followers b2b for SEO
  • Give individual advice to high profile sporting personal on content strategy for their own social media channels

England Footballers Foundation

  • Social media content strategy and calendar to grow followers and engagement
  • Work with the players themselves to create content, tweets etc

Core Responsibilities:

  • Hands on approach to create, implement and populate the strategy for the 1966 groups social media presence across existing platforms on a day-to-day basis.
  • Daily moderation, content updates, monitoring and community management of social platforms
  • Provide your own creative flair and social media expertise
  • Reporting to key internal stakeholders on new and emerging social media platforms and wider market trends.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A minimum two years relevant digital/social media experience.
  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms and their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+Local, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest etc) and how each platform can be utilised in different scenarios
  • Some background knowledge of Public Relations would be useful
  • Possesses ability to identify potential negative or crisis situations and apply conflict resolution principles to mitigate issues
  • Strong project management or organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable with out-of-hours work and working reactively to tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of and interest in football and its unique position within social media.
  • Track record of increasing reach and engagement through own ideas and individual management of social accounts.
  • Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media, and can provide examples.
  • Familiarity with social monitoring tools.
  • A team player with confidence to take the lead and guide other employees where necessary.
  • Familiarity of working with high-profile figures.


Applications should be sent into enquiries@1966.com






#CoolJob: Audience Development Researcher – FullTimeDEVILS


Audience Development Researcher – FullTimeDEVILS



ASAP – Dec (possibly permanent)



– to grow the FullTimeDEVILS audience by building relationships on YouTube, other social media platforms, football websites and mainstream media

– to maintain and optimise the FullTimeDEVILS YouTube channel

– management of the FullTimeDEVILS accounts on various social media platforms

– generating editorial ideas and assisting team with video production



– an avid Manchester United fan with knowledge of the club, community and local area

– working knowledge of YouTube and social media platforms

– confident short form writing/blogging ability

– working knowledge of video production techniques

– self-starter; willing to create and maximise opportunities for the channel

– applicants should be comfortable in a football environment

– ability to work under pressure and in a fast-turnaround/news environment



– good contact list within football blogging community

– video editing experience (Final Cut, Adobe Premiere)

– basic video shooting skills

– basic image editing (Photoshop, After Effects)

– website SEO experience

– on-camera vlogging/presenting experience



London/Manchester – travel will be required





Please send your covering letter and CV into Neil Smythe on neil@resolutionsquare.com


#CoolJob: Social Media Coordinator @ Chelsea FC

Reporting to:     Social Media Manager
Department:      Communications


Job Function:
As Chelsea FC’s Social Media Coordinator you will be responsible for helping drive the club’s social media strategy and content creation globally across a range of platforms. You will represent the Communications department in working alongside various commercial departments to deliver effective campaigns and bring value back to the club.


Core Responsibilities:
  • Help manage Chelsea FC’s social media presence across existing platforms on a day-to-day basis.
  • Research emerging social networks, communities and bloggers for new ways to expand the Club’s reach and engagement.
  • Document campaigns as case studies and communicate findings internally.
  • Daily moderation, monitoring and community management of social platforms in accordance with the Club’s communications strategy and tone of voice.
  • Provide your own creative flair and social media expertise for campaigns.
  • Work alongside sponsors and partners to deliver value on their Chelsea FC-related campaigns.
  • Reporting to key internal stakeholders on new and emerging social media platforms and wider market trends.
Person Specification:
  • Degree level education.
  • A minimum two years relevant digital/social media experience.
  • Passion, curiosity, and fluency in digital and social media are essential.
  • Interest in the latest trends and always looking for what’s next.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable with out-of-hours work and working reactively to tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of and interest in football and its unique position within social media.
  • Track record of increasing reach and engagement through own ideas and individual management of social accounts.
  • Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media, and can provide examples.
  • Familiarity with social monitoring tools.
  • A team player with confidence to take the lead and guide other employees where necessary.
  • Can think quickly and be decisive under pressure.
  • Very strong attention to detail.
  • Photoshop and picture editing skills, with a keen eye for design.
  • Video editing skills.
  • Familiarity of working with high-profile figures.
  • Foreign language.
  • Experience of liaising and working with other cultures.

To apply for this role, head to http://che.lc/2TLQaQ  – good luck!


#Digisport Job: Community Manager @ Synergy Sponsorship

London based agency Synergy Sponsorship are looking for a Community Manager with a passion for creating social content strategy & ideas on behalf of brands.  Particular experience across Facebook and Twitter as well as other social platforms is required.

The role will work across a range of accounts and will suit someone who enjoys working in a dynamic and progressive environment. They should have a passion for sport as all communities involved will be sport based, at least in the short term.  This role reports directly into their Head of Digital.

To apply for this role or to find out more email christian.baker@synergy-sponsorship.com


Experience required:

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • At least 2 years’ experience of community management
  • The ability to come up with compelling content ideas.
  • Passionate about sport and entertainment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and dynamic
  • Curious about what makes people tick
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects
  • Passionate about consumer trends and insights
  • A natural interest in social media
  • An inquisitive, perfectionist and numeric mind-set
  • Business savvy and able to work in a fast-paced client facing environment
  • Good level of understanding of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Strong Photoshop and video editing skills would be highly advantageous
  • Ideally some experience of using community management tools and/or software
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Flexible and proactive with the ability to react quickly when the need arises
  • Experience in sponsorship social media would be advantageous but not essential


  • Managing client social media communities and creating engaging copy and content (with support of design team) and interesting ways to get people talking about brands
  • Managing client relationships and communications
  • Manage multiple communities
  • Creating tone of voice documents and detailed moderation guidelines
  • Working with account teams to create engaging strategies
  • Contributing to the creative process of developing topical content relevant for all managed communities
  • Undertaking research through a variety of different tools and systems in order to deliver a compelling community insight, monitor social performance of content or provide the basis for Client reports on their community.
  • Undertaking research into competitor communities
  • Training, quality checking and managing outbound work
  • Representing Synergy and its clients in a professional manner at all times


Cool Job: Social Media Officer @ West Bromwich Albion FC

Thanks to Rab Boyle (Rangers) for the heads up on this one via Twitter.  We like to showcase the latest social media opportunities out there to make sure the right people are getting the chance to put their hat in the ring.  Good luck!

Deadline: 14th January 2014

Salary: £25k pa

Reporting directly to the Head of Communications, the Social Media Officer will implement the Club’s Social Media Strategy, developing brand awareness, generating inbound traffic and encouraging product adoption. This role coordinates with the internal Media and Marketing teams to support their respective missions, ensuring interaction, engagement and consistency in message, cultivating a social media referral network.

The position requires the post holder to have a creative mind to enable the Club to move into new income generating areas and interact with our current and growing base. Each platform managed by the post-holder must reflect the Club’s policies. All ideas must be presented to the Head of Communications for approval.

The post holder is to act as the interface for all Departments and will ensure that all content is relevant and up-to-date with a view to increasing the Club’s overall social network.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms and their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+Local, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest etc) and how each platform can be utilised in different scenarios
  • Possesses excellent writing and language skills
  • Has the ability to record/film, edit and produce audio/visual content for the Club’s online TV Channels (YouTube, Albion Player etc)
  • Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and video format
  • Is a Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary. (ie: content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management).
  • Makes evident good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly
  • Possesses great ability to identify potential negative or crisis situations and apply conflict resolution principles to mitigate issues
  • Strong project management or organisational skills
  • Develops a trusting relationship with external media, fielding and processing media enquiries within tight deadlines
  • Public relations and/or media experience a must

How to Apply

Email: vacancies@wbafc.co.uk or send application to Mr John Simpnson, Head of Communications, West Bromwich Albion FC, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4FL.  Or jump onto LinkedIn and apply directly: http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/10763629

Jobs: Designer & Developer Roles For Leading Sports Digital Agency

Some of you may have heard of Pulse and the work they’re doing within sport and social. If not then its more likely you’ll have seen their work on BBC Match of the Day or the recent ITV re-run of the RWC 2003.

They’re a young company growing quickly and are on the look out for designers and developers who have a keen interest in social media and the role it plays in sport. There’s details below so if you’re interested why not send them your CV to jobs@pulselive.com

Pulse Innovations is a digital agency (owned subsidiary of Sony Europe). Closely aligned with the professional sports industry, this is a unique opportunity to work with global sports federations and leading media publishers.

Pulse was founded in 2008, sister company to Hawk-Eye, with a mission to enhance the engagement and interaction sports fans have with sporting events using digital platforms. Pulse has recently been awarded “Official Display Partner” status to Twitter, recognition of the innovation Pulse has brought to the sports and broadcast industries. https://media.twitter.com/tools-and-services

Clients include ESPN, BBC Sport, Twitter, International Cricket Council, BCCI (Indian Premier League), ITV, SAP, HP, & Fox Sports.

Click on the links below for full job descriptions and contacts details.  Positions currently available include:


Cool Job: Social Media Producer


The Social Media Producer’s role is to keep this London based club’s social media at the cutting edge by maintaining existing channels, in particular our YouTube offering, and looking for new areas of development and engagement, growing the Club’s audience in line with the ever-changing nature of social media.

The Social Media Producer will report into the Features Editor on a daily basis as well as working closely with the rest of the group to ensure that the content produced is in line with the Club’s media strategy.

This job will involve significant matchday working. It requires a broad range of skills across social media, production and editorial but, most importantly, a proactive, ‘can-do’ attitude.


  • Create ideas to exploit our access across all social media platforms –YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Soundcloud etc
  • Aggregate our content to all social media platforms, especially YouTube by annotating videos for publication
  • Uploading videos to the our club console
  • Work on Matchdays as part of our editorial team – aggregating content via social media
  • Manage and implement social media initiatives on Club Day
  • Manage overseas Twitter accounts
  • ‘Plug in’ to the existing team managing Chinese social media accounts – Sina/Tencent Weibo, Weixin
  • Document specific campaigns in minute detail as case studies and then communicate what we’ve learnt to the broader team. This includes a heavy emphasis on analytics
  • Produce short, weekly reports/graphics on specific social media initiatives
  • Manage all competitions on social media and live shows
  • Work with outside bodies, from formal football authorities to bloggers, on joint initiatives and promotion of Our club’s social media
  • Assist in the formulation of our social media strategy as the our club Media Group develops its multi-lingual presence
  • Potentially work with players on their social media strategies and how they can ‘plug-in’ to the Club’s platforms


Match/Event responsibilities and organisation

  • Work on matchdays as part of our editorial team – aggregating and creating content via social media
  • Other matchday work includes managing social media on ‘Big Screen’





Education to degree level is desirable but specialist experience is considered essential. Applicants must demonstrate sustained commitment to social media engagement and clear success in driving numbers for an organisation, preferably one within football/entertainment.

Formal training in any of the following would be desirable but not essential: video-editing (FCP), journalism, PhotoShop.


Specific Experience:


  • Demonstrable success in driving up social media engagement for an organisation, preferably within sport or entertainment
  • Experience of managing a YouTube channel, preferably with an organisation/company
  • Experience of successfully managing a ‘tone of voice’ for social media within that organisation
  • Experience of using Content Management Systems on various platforms


  • Producing/filming engaging video on social media platforms such as YouTube.



  • Expertise in posting content on all major forms of social media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google + etc.)
  • Specific skills in managing a YouTube channel with all the associate annotations and management of the ‘onward journey’ within that content area
  • Bursting with new ideas across existing social media platforms and looking for way of developing new ones
  • Knowledge and passion for football
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A team player


  • Knowledge of Chinese social media
  • Writing/journalism, video-editing, Photoshop skills


To apply send your CV and a cover message to weneedafootballgeek@gmail.com.

Good luck!


Cool Job: Head of Digital at Synergy Sponsorship

This could be the ideal way to start your week if you are looking to move on or take that big step up in your career.  Synergy are a top sponsorship agency and part of the bigger Engine Group who recently hired former London 2012 Head of New Media Alex Balfour as it’s first ever Chief Digital Officer.

Synergy are looking for an exceptional individual to head up the Digital division and play a key role in the next stage of their national and international growth.

They are looking for someone with outstanding digital expertise, strong commercial acumen and an entrepreneurial mindset. You will be passionate about delivering innovative digital strategies and activations across sports and entertainment sponsorships.  Disciplined and results-orientated, with ambition and drive to create ground-breaking work and motivated by working in a dynamic and fast-paced agency environment.

To apply for this position, please send a copy of your CV to iwanttowork@synergy-sponsorship.comconfirming the position you’re applying for and where you saw the job advertised.

Good luck and have a great week!



Cool Job: Senior Account Manager at WePlay.co

Role: Senior Account Manager

Location: Central London

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 24th July 2013


About We Play

We Play is a sports specific relationships agency. Specialising in sports fan behaviour, analytics and social media, we work with sports brands, governing bodies and athletes to help them build engaged, retained and loyal fan bases.

We Play was founded by young entrepreneur Luca Massaro (former Digital Manager at Chelsea FC), with the vision to become the leading agency in connecting sports brands with sports fans. We Play’s current clients include WhoScored.com, Sportlobster.com, Copa 90, Fieldoo.com, Bantr, OP Talent, London FA and the Amateur FA.

The team at We Play is young, motivated and the Central London office is fast paced. This is a great working environment for someone who is passionate about sports and social media and is looking for a serious challenge.


What is the Role?

At just over a year old, We Play seeks its first senior management employee. We are looking for a Senior Account Manager level position to manage a small team of Social Media Executives, current clients, new business and work on building the We Play brand:

  • To drive client strategy and become the primary client contact
  • To drive business growth through existing clients, developing a proactive action plan
  • To work alongside the Managing Director in driving new business
  • To manage the We Play brand including website (WordPress) and social media channels
  • To produce and deliver against an agreed account plan and budget
  • To be a leader of your team, offering direction, support and training
  • Managing a team responsible for building relationships and managing communities and influencers
  • Working with the team to develop social media strategies and initiatives for our clients
  • Networking and raising the profile of both yourself and the agency within digital sport, technology and new media
  • Stay current with social media trends and technology, including attending networking and educational events
  • Be enthusiastic, bubbly and bring a positive attitude to the office (and surprise the team with treats regularly)

Your Experience

  • 3+ years of social media experience and at least 1 year of management level experience
  • Strong Microsoft office skills, particularly PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experienced in both presenting and pitching to clientsExperience of managing client social media channels including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and more
  • Excellent knowledge of social media and analytics software (Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of ppc campaign management including Facebook, Google Adwords, Linkedin and Twitter
  • Ability to maintain social media blog based on research of recent relevant social media news
  • Strong, professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Exceptional time management skills including the ability to handle multiple ongoing tasks with changing priorities

Nice to haves

  • Photoshop skills
  • Event management experience
  • Ability to bake cakes and cookies

To apply for this role please send your CV and a covering letter to hello@weplay.co