It’s not very often a ‘golden’ opportunity like this pops up but here at Wolves Fancast, but were looking for some summer signings!
Like many clubs this time of year, we’re looking for those certain people who have the characteristics needed to make our award winning podcast even better.
So… who are we looking for?
Firstly, someone who has a big passion for Wolves. You need to have a varied opinion on all aspects of the team and club and be open to the opinion of others. You bounce off other supporters and enjoy a good debate.
You might have a tactical insight to football. You understand the style that each player bring to the team and you’re able to analyse how each player has performed. You can why certain players play well in certain positions, who isn’t a fit and who Wolves could bring in to make the squad better. Whether this is internally or from outside the club.
We’re particularly keen on finding those who would like to present the podcast and those who have experience in editing audio. Although these are not necessary, it would be advantageous if you had these skills.
It doesn’t just stop with the podcast though. We’re also looking for writers for our website. Writing for Wolves Fancast can give you the opportunity to learn and gain experience in blogging and online journalism. It also gives you a chance to build a portfolio of work which you can provide to future employers. If you’re at school, college or University, writing for Wolves Fancast can be a good addition on your CV.
Those who currently or have previously written for Wolves Fancast have gone on to write for the Birmingham Mail, Express and Star and Four Four Two Magazine. So if you like putting pen to paper or keyboard to Microsoft Word in this case, then this might be right up your street.
So, you must have some questions? Here are some answers to those.
Do I need to live in Wolverhampton?
No. Unless you’re happy to commute.
Where do you record?
We record about 10-15 mins just outside the city centre of Wolverhampton. This is once a week in the evenings. Usually a Tuesday or Wednesday. Recording and shenanigans can usually take up to an hour.
Do I need a season ticket?
No, but it is preferable.
Do I get paid?
No. This is voluntary. You do it for the love of Wolves!
How much would I need to attend podcasts?
We would expect you to be as committed as you would be with any voluntary role. We work on a rota basis so you will know when you need to turn up to a podcast recording weeks in advance. We would only ask you to come on the podcast for one hour, once every two – three weeks. But you’re more than welcome to come on the podcast as much as you like.
We want you to enjoy being on the podcast but we’re not interested in time wasters. We would ask you to think about whether you can commit this amount of free time from your own free time outside your work or studies before applying.
Do I need presenting and/or audio production experience to apply?
No. But we’re looking for people with those traits aswell. It would be advantageous if you had experience in those fields but it isn’t necessary.
Are there any other opportunities apart from the podcast or writing?
We’re are keen for anyone to get involved with Wolves Fancast. We encourage anyone who joins to be involved as much as they can. Feel free to bring new ideas to the table and you could spearhead a new platform for Wolves Fancast. For example growing our video content.
Over the years we have been lucky enough to receive unique opportunities from the club as part of the content we produce. For example, interviews with players, live broadcasts and commentary. It may be that you could be part of creating and future pieces or leading these sessions yourself.
What is it like being part of Wolves Fancast?
Just take a read from some of our current and former participants…
Richard Hobbs – Fancast Pundit and writer:
“I joined the Fancast bus this summer after finishing University. I really enjoy it; everyone was welcoming. Following some blogs I wrote for the website that got a lot of attention, It was suggested that I go for the ‘Best New Blogger Award’ in the Football Blogging Awards 2014. I’m fairly modest when it comes to my writing, so when I made it onto the final shortlist, you can imagine how thrilled I was. On top of being nominated, writing for the Fancast has also lead on to me writing a column in print on the Monday after a Wolves game for the Express and Star. What started as a hobby after finishing my degree has turned into something I’m truly passionate about and the Fancast has been a catalyst for it. I’d thoroughly recommend anyone taking part in the Fancast, whether it’s on the show or online as everyone has the aim; to promote our passion for the boys in Gold and Black.”
Charlie Meyler – Former Fancast Pundit and writer:
“Being a part of the Fancast has quite simply given me the passion and drive to become a journalist. It gave me an idea of what I wanted to do as a career. The opportunities I have had have been unforgettable – meeting journalists, having work you wrote looked at by people in the footballing world, being in regular contact with FourFourTwo magazine and most importantly, making some great friends along the way. The Fancast is unique and to be a part of it was something I consider to be very special. I would urge you to get involved, even if journalism isn’t a career you don’t want to go down but just want a platform to express your opinion about the club we all love so dearly then the Fancast is unequivocally the place to be.”
Up for the challenge?
Fancy joining our award winning podcast? Then click on contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org, submit your details and tell us more about yourself.