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Jill Joins The Team

Jill Scott, 19th April 2011 - 17:14

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Interviewing team-mates, writing fun blogs, finding out juicy gossip on your team-mates whilst helping to promote the one thing you feel so strongly about sounds to me like the perfect job. That’s why when I heard a role had become available in media for Everton Ladies Football Club I knew I had to apply.

I have always been interested in media and always thrived on being giving odd jobs whilst away with football i.e keeping video diaries of trips and being in charge of picture taking off the pitch. Over the years the media interest in women’s football has got bigger and bigger and seeing this first hand as a player my interest in this particular field seems to have grown with it...and what better way to get involved then with your very own club!

I had to apply for the job through a very formal process the first of this process being sending a CV and a covering letter explaining why I felt like I was the right person for the job. I then had to go for an interview which was at Goodison Park and the final part of the process was to write a match report on a previous Everton Ladies game. I felt like everything had gone according to plan but knew there was stiff competition for the job so the next two weeks seemed like a lifetime waiting to hear if id been successful or not. I eventually received that phonecall and was “over the moon” to say the least.

People will wonder how this role will fit in with a player’s busy lifestyle especially in a year where there is the launch of the new Women’s Super League and the World Cup but to be honest without these events there would be no job so they both go hand in hand. A lot of the work will be computer based and will fit in perfectly around Everton training and matches as I can choose when to write blogs and use my free time and the players free time to collect weekly interviews. 

I have experience in media in terms of being interviewed as a player and being part of high profile media events – for example the World cup, European championships, FA Cup final but I am looking forward to seeing things from the other side of the camera and not necessarily being interviewed but interviewing. I feel like although this is a brand new role to me what I lack in experience I can make up for in personality and new ideas.

Overall I am very excited about my role as a New Media Journalist and cant wait to get started. I aim to put a ‘player’s spin’ on the media role in terms of giving fans an insight to the players off the pitch as well as on it. I will aim to give people interesting things to read but at the same time teach people about Everton Ladies and what we are trying to achieve as players but more importantly as a club.

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