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British & Irish Lions Digital Communications Assistant

British & Irish Lions Digital Communications Assistant

An opportunity has arisen to become a Digital Communications Assistant for The British & Irish Lions.

An opportunity has arisen to become a Digital Communications Assistant for The British & Irish Lions. 

Working in the Communications Department to assist in the delivery of the digital strategy for the world’s best loved touring team, this exciting role will suit a junior professional pursuing a career in digital communications.

Reporting to the Head of Digital Shane Whelan, the fixed, short-term contract will support the Lions up to, during and after the 2017 Tour to New Zealand and will be Dublin-based, including during the Tour.

Responsibilities include:

·         Assisting the digital team in the development and delivery of digital content across all digital platforms
·         Producing content suitable for all of British & Irish Lions digital channels
·         Helping to identify new digital opportunities to help the British & Irish Lions stay on top of changing trends and new developments in this area
·         Attending a number of major Lions events and announcements in the UK and Ireland and producing best in class content from these marquee events
·         Working closely with the British & Irish Lions commercial team to carry out daily/weekly digital tasks to support British & Irish Lions partners on the official digital channels
·         Setting up new digital channels where applicable
·         Producing weekly analytics reports summarizing the statistics performance of each of the British & Irish Lions digital channels
·         Monitoring & responding to queries/comments/posts from our large digital fan base across all of the British & Irish Lions digital channels
·         Supporting the official British & Irish Lions App
·         Collating communications material for the Tour report

JOB REQUIREMENTS
·         Minimum of 3 years working in a communications environment within a sporting or a similar type industry
·         Experience in producing social content across the following channels is essential: 
Website/YouTube/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Database/Linkedin
·         A passion for social media
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Ability to manage multiple projects under strict deadlines
·         Excellent organisational skills
·         Excellent problem solving skills
·         Strong analytical & reporting skills 

DURATION OF APPOINTMENT
This position is for a fixed term until September 31, 2017 and will be based at the British & Irish Lions Head Office in Simmonscourt House, Simmonscourt Road, Dublin 4.

Weekend working will be required from time to time.

SALARY
To be discussed.

DEADLINE
The deadline for applications to office@lionsrugby.com is 5pm on October 21. 
 
 

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