Stephen Thomas

  • Deputy Sports Editor
  • Oct 15, 2019
Part time Multi-Sport

Personal Summary

Stephen Thomas





Professional profile
A young, enthusiastic and confident Sports Journalist, looking to progress in the world of sports reporting.  Possesses a considerable amount of experience in chosen field.  Works effectively on own initiative with the organisation and time management required to complete assignments on time and to the required quality standard.  Enjoys being part of a successful and productive team and thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environments.
Education and qualifications
BA Hons:
Sports Journalism

University of Central Lancashire – Preston, 2014
10 Including English Language, History, German, Geography and Food Technology

Sale Grammar School, 2011
Career summary
2014 – Date:

Social Media & Website Executive
·         Assists the Media Manager, working to tight deadlines, ensuring that the singular NW Premiership Rugby Union Club is successfully marketed

·         Takes full responsibility for the social media portion of the portfolio, updates club’s official website when necessary and edits match day programmes

·         Creates content for the Big Screen on match days and produces a newsletter for club members

·         Briefs print and television journalists as well as photographers in order to achieve maximum exposure

·         Travels with the club, ensuring all tasks are completed despite time away

·         Experienced in CRM and creates both professional and quirky videos for the club’s use

·         Assists in the marketing campaign for the club, including the design of artwork for match days


2011 – 2014:

Student Ambassador
·         Represented University, providing campus tours helping students and parents where needed


2011 – 2013:
PLUTO – Student Newspaper

Deputy Sports Editor
·         Reported on student matches, wrote content and submitted to the editor while sticking to tight deadlines

·         Nominated for Sports Writer of the Year 2011/12, becoming Deputy Sports Editor in September 2012

·         Participated in editorial decisions and laying out pages


2012 – 2013:

Head of Sports Reporting
·         Oversaw the reporting and filming on sporting fixtures, appearing on the website and in several local newspapers


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