Premier League – Content & Publications Manager

  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Location: Farringdon, London
  • Reports to: Yes, 1-2 days a week working from home

The Premier League is looking for a Senior Content and Publications Manager to support the wide-ranging operations of the Communications Department, specifically focusing on the production of official Premier League publications and other editorial content. The right candidate will be motivated, organised and able to work in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should have a background in communications with excellent written and editorial skills, and significant experience overseeing the production of publications and reports.

The role will require the candidate to work with relevant Premier League departments, Clubs, other external stakeholders and relevant agencies to manage the production process of publications to the highest standards, as well as bringing their expertise to other editorial output.

Who we are:

The Premier League is home to some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its Clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in over 900 million homes in 189 countries.

We have a wide variety of responsibilities. These include organising the competition and its Rule Book as well as managing the centralised broadcast and commercial rights. The work we do in conjunction with the Clubs also goes far beyond the 90 minutes. We support and provide a framework for youth development, we protect the organisation’s intellectual property, support the wider game and community programmes, undertake international development work and liaise with governing bodies and other leagues.

The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and strives to create an inclusive culture where talent can flourish. We believe in the potential of everyone and open our doors to those who share those values. All appointments will be made based on merit; however, we particularly encourage applications from women, people from minority ethnic communities, LGBTQ+ people and disabled people.

Our hybrid-working system also allows you some variety on your place of work, offering you the chance to work from home on some days each week. Where possible, you will attend the office or site visits in line with company policy. All staff liaise closely with their line manager to manage their time appropriately and according to their work and team requirements.

The role:

The person will work on the proactive side of the communications department to support the production and delivery of key Premier League materials. The focus of the role will be editorial content, but an eye for creativity and knowledge of digital content will be important.

The main duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Creation of the Premier League Annual Report and other business-wide publications and reports
  • Drafting relevant communications such as press releases, briefing documents and toolkits to support Premier League campaigns and activities
  • Managing third parties for the production and delivery of publications
  • Working with the marketing department and external agencies to ensure brand guidelines are implemented
  • Working with colleagues and third parties to commission research to support communications activity
  • Contributing to internal communications
  • Development of internal style guides
  • Production of campaign reports

Requirements for the role:

  • Significant experience working in communications
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills
  • Proven track record overseeing the production of publications and wide-ranging content
  • Sound understanding of design protocols and experience of implementing brand guidelines
  • Acute attention to detail, ensuring content is accurate, relevant and usable
  • Proven ability to work with a range of stakeholders
  • An appreciation of the Premier League’s structure, policies, issues and context in the industry
  • Ability to use research, data and insights to analyse and structure work
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and confidence to deal with senior internal and external figures in a professional manner
  • Availability for out of hours work as required, in accordance with our flexi-working guidelines

How to Apply:

To apply please visit our careers page and apply with your CV and a cover letter. The closing date for applications is Monday 15 July 2024.

The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made based on merit. Our commitment to safeguarding includes implementing robust safer recruitment procedures to assess the suitability of individuals applying for roles that involve work with children and adults who are or may be at risk of harm.

When submitting your application, please specify that you heard about the role through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.