Media Vacancy | Programme Editor

Blyth Spartans AFC is looking to recruit a new Programme Editor for the 2021/22 season following Russell Wynn’s decision to step down from the role. 

This position is ideal for anyone with a strong interest in football and has aspirations of working in the sports media industry – whether you are a student or otherwise. 

A number of media volunteers at the club have gone to secure full-time employment at the likes of West Ham, Liverpool, Durham Cricket, RachTech and the local media. 

Main responsibilities: 

  • Design the matchday programme template – whether that be on Adobe, Word Publisher or any other software
  • Have free rein over what content you produce. Content will also be provided by the club’s media team
  • Liaise with the club’s media manager and general manager

Skills: 

  • Strong design, writing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to hit programme deadline (usually Thursday evenings for Saturday games)
  • Passion for football and a determination to promote Blyth Spartans AFC   

This is a voluntary position but the club will cover expenses. You will also enjoy free entry to both our home and away games, as well as free travel to away matches. 

Jordan Cronin, Media Manager at Blyth Spartans said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Russ for his excellent work over the last two years. 

“While fans were absent, Russ did a fantastic job in making sure the matchday programme was available digitally, which I’m sure you’ll agree was to a high standard. 

“He always helped out on a matchday too, whether that be Twitter or Blyth Live commentary, match report and stats. He will be a big miss – we wish him well for the future. 

“This is a great opportunity for somebody else to build their CV and help enhance the club’s media coverage. 

“You’ll have the full support of myself and everybody at the club. If this role sounds like it is for you then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.” 

Should you wish to apply for the programme editor role, please email media@blythspartans.com with any examples of work you may have.

Posted by Jordan Cronin