West Ham seeks new head of media – Apply within

PaulstringerWest Ham are recruiting for a new ‘Head of Media Relations’ to manage the press and media team next season. The current Hammers Head of Press and Media, Paul Stringer is leaving to join the Premier League in two weeks time after a four year stint with the club while his predecessor, the former West Ham Head of Media, Greg Demetriou joined the FA as Head of Corporate Communications after five years at West Ham when he left in 2012. West Ham are advertising the role on The Guardian’s website with applications closing in two days time on 5th May.

The Guardian advert says:

The Role

This is a high profile and challenging role with huge prospects to play a lead role in a flourishing and growing department; the successful individual will work closely with the club’s first team manager and the first team squad to promote the football side of the business, whilst being jointly responsible for managing the press office team and overseeing the club’s content team.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications the Head of Media Relations will be required to provide senior level consultancy to the board, draft club statements on their behalf and oversee all media relations on behalf of the club. You will oversee senior management press appearances, interviews and press conferences briefing players and managers beforehand.

 The Person

The successful candidate will need experience of working in a busy, high pressurised press environment. You will be well versed in dealing with crisis-communications and ideally have experience of working within the professional sports industry. You will be required to demonstrate an extensive media background and current press contacts.

Apply HERE 


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

11 comments on “West Ham seeks new head of media – Apply within

  1. There is only one man for the job.The Monkeys Bellend,haha.No one is better suited when it comes to handling media relations & saying all the right things.Sign him up now 😀

  2. Who in the name of sanity is Monkeys Bellend?? Lol

  3. You don’t know the Monkeys Bellend? Wow you have missed a treat there Jack.He would be ideal,he is a one man media wrecking ball from Wetties called Banjo,hahaha.Perfect for the job 🙂

  4. Think you have nailed it Rad.Though clearly we will have to have a large debate about his grammar & use of apostrophes first.Dearly hope he can lob a comma in the right place as well lol

  5. ahahah… brilliant idea Rads, I think the monkey is the ideal profile: calm and diplomatic. Maybe he should change his look by taking off his biker leather jacket and his sunglasses… a tuxedo is more suitable for him… lol In the event that he does not accept the assignment, we have one more ace up our sleeve… AOI. Our occasional and intellectual guest… ahah I have a feeling he’s coming… lol 😉

  6. You are forgetting he won’t leave his job of manager in waiting,
    Maybe it’s a job for the lovely lady that controls the zoo ?
    Never mind we don’t seem to have a weekly update anymore of how close our points were to this time last year and our position in the league ?
    Beware what I wish for,

  7. Lol bubs.No time for these jobs at the zoo today,they are too busy arguing about grammar & racial issues lol

  8. Got to say you lads are good,bait the hook & wait for the bite.Eventually it happens.Too easy.

  9. Lol,I only do it for Percy,he likes to keep his hand in 😉

  10. What’s wrong with Grama now still wetting herself or forgotten he Black Forest recipes
    Ops is that racism I ment coloured Forest recipes,
    They do know the Guiness is called the Black Stuff and it’s not racism
    Is calling him Monkey Bellend Animalist ?
    Stan are you going fishing with that hook ?

  11. Not me mate,I’m too busy watching an old recording of the Black & White Minstrels.Oh dear,am I allowed to mention that show 😉

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