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PCA: Communications Intern (Deadline – June 9)

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Posted: 25 May 2024
Link to Apply: https://www.thepca.co.uk/job/communications-intern/

Job Details

Salary: 22,800 FTE
Closing Date: 09 June 2024
Contact Name: Recruitment at The PCA
Email: recruitment@thepca.co.uk
Telephone: 07393234046
Club/Company: The PCA

 

Contract: July – September (negotiable)
Days of work: Monday – Friday with occasional weekend work (negotiable)
Location: The Kia Oval / hybrid
Salary: £22,800 FTE

The Professional Cricketers’ Association is the representative body for current and former professional cricketers in England and Wales and champions their ongoing interests. The PCA is seeking to provide an opportunity for an aspiring individual who is aiming to work in the sports communications, marketing and media sector.

As a leading professional players’ association, the work of the communications team is vital in maintaining awareness of everything the PCA does for its members. With members being the main focus for all content created within the Communications team, a position within the department offers huge variety from the PCA Awards to those who have benefited from of the players’ charity, the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

The Communications team sits at the heart of the PCA and supports all areas of the Association to provide tools to help each department thrive.

The Role:

Currently operating as a three-person communications team, an individual successful in gaining an internship opportunity will support the team in providing a wide-variety of content across all PCA channels.

Helping to produce content for the PCA website, social media accounts and membership magazine amongst various tasks, this role is adaptable based on the skillset of the successful candidate.

The position will also provide an opportunity to understand what it takes to work within professional cricket, spending time across departments with a focus on delivering clear messages to the PCA audiences.

To maintain thepca.co.uk website by ensuring all information and images are up-to-date, as well as updating specific areas of the website including the MVP.

The varied role will include relevant support of other tasks within the communications team to ensure the smooth running of the department.

Essential Skills and Experience:

• Knowledge and appreciation of sport in general, and cricket in particular
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to write accurate, engaging and varied copy with an eye for detail
• Experience of working with WordPress or similar CMS
• A proactive, positive attitude and a willingness to learn
• Creative ideas with the ability to turn ideas into action
• An ability to work under pressure
• Flexibility to work unsociable hours in evenings and weekends

Desirable:

• Experience of working with elite level athletes and handling confidential information
• Experience in using social media/digital marketing in a business context
• Experience of working in PR, Marketing or Internal Comms would be an advantage
• Experience of working with media and building positive relations
• Skill using the Adobe package – particularly Photoshop and Premiere Pro
• Experience in producing varied video content from pre to post-production

Application Process:

Please send the following to recruitment@thepca.co.uk

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter explaining your suitability and desire for this position
  • A portfolio with three pieces of work you believe are relevant to the role
  • Responses to the following questions:
  1. What is your eligibility status to work in the UK?
  2. Do you live in commutable distance of the vacancy you are applying for?
  3. Please confirm that the information you have provided in your application and CV is true and accurate

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion/belief or marital status.

Closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 9 June 2024.

Interviews will be held virtually on the morning of Thursday 13 June 2024.

If you have not heard from the PCA by Thursday 13 June please assume you have not been considered for the role.

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