Tees Rowing Club The Slipway North Shore Stockton-on-Tees TS18 2NL

Publicity Officer


  • Write and electronically distribute news of members’ and ex-members’ activities at an elite level, including relevant daily coverage of major National and International events e.g., HRR, GB Trials, European Champs, World Cups, World Champs to all local media outlets
  • Serve as main media-related enquiries
  • Maintain the @teesrowingclub Twitter feed and Tees Rowing Club Facebook page, ensuring regular updates on the above are disseminated
  • Maintain a database of contacts at local newspapers, radio and TV stations
  • Ensure the advance publicity of all club events e.g. Tees Long Distance Sculls, Tees Regatta etc… appears in the local press. Recruit specific additional volunteers to ensure this time-intensive job is completed, paying particular attention to advertising and sponsorship
  • Ensure all media-related enquiries to the club are passed to the appropriate person and serve as a coordinator between the press, Captain, specific members of interest e.g., Olympians/Paralympians Note: The Publicity Officer is NOT expected to be a spokesman for the club unless no other more appropriate person e.g., Captain, President, Chairman etc. is available

  • Ideally has had some previous experience as a publicity officer and understands how to gain maximum publicity for the club in the local and if possible national press
  • Ideally has some background in or knowledge of journalistic writing
  • An understanding of how to create and sell a story to the press
  • Can communicate effectively with Club members
  • Is familiar with developing and maintaining databases
  • Ideally should have strong IT skills and knowledge of running social media accounts for organisations
  • Has the ability to write letters on behalf of Tees Rowing Club

Note: It is vital the Publicity Officer had access to both a computer and an internet connection.

  • 1 hour each week to gather information and news related to the Club
  • 2 hours every month to attend the committee meeting
  • 2 hours per month to spend on the other Publicity Officer’s roles and responsibilities