Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

Foundation Media Executive

Job Description

Closing Date: Friday 6th November 2020

Start Date: Monday 30th November 2020

How to Apply: Please send CV and Cover Letter titled Foundation Media Executive by email to craig.shepherd@wakefieldtrinity.com


Job Summary (The main purpose of the job)


Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is the award-winning, official charity of Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Club and is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated Foundation Media Executive to raise awareness of our impactful delivery.


Reporting to the Head of Foundation and Media Manager, working as a key member of the Foundation team, this role is pivotal in ensuring that the highest standards of communication between the Foundation team and external contacts.

Key responsibilities:

  • Produce high quality content to support the charity’s fundraising strategy
  • Working with charity partners to create unique PR opportunities
  • Working with Head of Foundation on projects to generate income for the charity
  • Providing media reports on coverage for the charity’s partners
  • Create video content for the charity’s social media channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
  • Promote and support the delivery of the charity’s key fundraising events
  • Produce regular newsletters for the charity’s supporters and trustees
  • Be pro-active to create stories to highlight the charity’s wide-ranging work under the headers of Health, Education, Social Inclusion and Sport
  • Support the management of the Foundation website by producing regular content and ensuring information is accurate and up to date
  • Write match previews and reports for Women’s RL, PDRL, LDRL & Wheelchair Foundation teams.
  • Execute media plans to promote Women’s RL, PDRL, LDRL & Wheelchair teams.
  • Support the coverage of the Wakefield Trinity Ladies Football team.
  • Managing the charity’s photo library.
  • Generate press coverage for the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation’s work

Key skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention for detail and proof-reading skills
  • Understanding of different social media platforms and tone of voice
  • Experience of using content management systems
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Self-motivated and ability to work on own initiative
  • Creative and ability to identify newsworthy stories
  • Excellent IT skills including use of Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and Elements
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise work load and multi task.

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree within Sports Journalism
  • Enhanced DBS – Clean

To apply for this role please email a CV with a covering letter by 5.00pm on Friday 6th November 2020 to craig.shepherd@wakefieldtrinity.com


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview week commencing 9th November 2020.

In your covering letter you should draw on all relevant aspects of your experience, including paid employment and/or voluntary work and training to show how your skills, experience and personal qualities match the requirements of this job, which are set out on the above job description.


Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment. This role involves work with young people and is subject to DBS checks. As such this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions. Two references will also be required. Applicants will, in addition be expected to undertake training appropriate to the role.

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