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Marketing and Communications Internship


Start Date

Job Description

Following promotion runs and a groundbreaking deal to acquire the 25,000-seater Darlington Arena, ambitious club Darlington Mowden Park RFC have opening for a Marketing & Communications Intern. The exciting post will be a key part of the club's growing off-field team. Revival of what is now the largest rugby specific venue aside from Twickenham Stadium, alongside the club’s strategic plans, represents an opportunity for the correct candidate to gain unprecedented experience and grow into full-time employment.

Job responsibilities

Copy and content – website – social media – press and media – design and brand – commecial support

  • Ownership of the club website to populate with informative, well-written and interesting content
  • Develop and deliver the club’s social media strategy
  • Work with the Commercial Director and Marketing Executive to develop the brand and marketing initiatives that drive both rugby and facility activity and revenues
  • Develop and deliver clear and effective briefs for design partners
  • Drive, create and coordinate distribution of promotional content through a range of channels including, but not exclusive to, website, social media, e-bulletins, media partners, sponsor and partner networks
  • Write, plan and coordinate the club’s match day programme, including ghost-writing the Director of Rugby’s column, while making sure it fulfils all sponsorship/partner obligations
  • Keep abreast of club events and news from sponsors, members, coaches and players' perspectives and ensure it is distributed through appropriate channels
  • Work specifically around promotion of club match day and events
  • To deal with a variety of press and media stakeholders with view of developing relations that drive the club’s marketing and media profile
  • To film and edit in-house video interviews that populate the club’s YouTube channel
  • To deliver elements of match day operations that relate to marketing and communications
  • To deliver aspects of ticketing that relate to match day promotion

Candidate specification


  • An enthusiastic, committed and self-driven individual
  • Articulate and confident communicator (both written and verbally)
  • Experience of utilising social media as a promotional tool
  • Experience of web content management systems
  • Computer literate to a high degree
  • A passion for sport and business
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Willingness and flexibility to work weekends and occasional week nights
  • Strong organisation and interpersonal skills – able to self-manage

Advantageous but not essential

  • Degree qualified 
  • Experience of working with press and media
  • Experience of working with sponsorships
  • Experience of working with marketing promotions
  • An awareness/appreciation of online marketing (e.g. PPC, SEO, email, Display etc.)
  • An awareness/appreciation of web analytics
  • Experience in filming and basic video editing

Full-time position (flexible to be part-time for the correct candidate)

Closing date for applications is June 23, 2014.

To apply please, send your CV and covering letter to:

Application Deadline

23 June 2014

Closing Date

23 June 2014