Kidderminster Harriers

I was appointed as Media Officer at Kidderminster Harriers on a part-time basis in September 2014, undertaking my first day on the job on September 20th when KHFC played Grimsby Town at Aggborough.TUFC away

I spent three weekdays in the offices at Aggborough and worked each matchday weekend, meaning I worked four days per week in total. I also regularly worked from home on my days off when required.

As the only person at the club responsible for all areas of KHFC’s media output, my part-time status meant I had to manage my time well and prioritise certain tasks over others.

During a difficult financial period at the club, my role became increasingly focused on stabilising and maintaining KHFC’s media output under testing circumstances, with the plan to revisit and re-vamp certain aspects during the close season ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.

However, I left KHFC at the beginning of May 2015, following a review of the club by the new chairman, who aimed to identify cost savings to ensure the club operates in a financially sustainable environment moving forward.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed my time at KHFC and it has provided me with excellent first-hand experience of single-handedly managing the media output at a football club – I felt I was constantly learning and improving throughout the season.

My role at the club included the following:

  • Creating articles for the club’s official website, such as match previews, interviews and ticketing/commercial pieces
  • Contributing several articles for the club’s externally-edited matchday programme, such as the ‘Big Interview’ with a different player each issue
  • Running the club’s social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, as well as opening a Vine account
  • Conducting, filming and uploading interviews and press conferences with players and staff
  • Promoting the club’s youth sides and increasing coverage of their achievements
  • Attending all first-team home and away matches and other important fixtures such as FA Youth Cup games
  • Undertaking general matchday duties such as preparing press passes, creating teamsheets, match reporting and conducting/filming/writing up post-match interviews
  • Organising content of fortnightly newsletter to subscribing fans through a CRM system
  • Liaising regularly with local journalists and staff from all areas of the club including chairman and directors

For more information on specific aspects of my role and examples of my work, please click the links below:

Website & Social Media

Matchday Programme

Video Content