Basketball Ireland is inviting applications for the role of part-time Media and Communications Assistant.

Reporting to:

Media and Communications Manager

Role Duties:

Basketball Ireland is looking for somebody to join its Media and Communications team. It is a part-time role, working two days a week, at weekends. Occasional midweek work may be required, subject to agreement between BI and chosen candidate.

Basketball Ireland is seeking a candidate to write content and maintain Basketball Ireland’s website and social channels. They will have the ability to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, as well as keen eye for a story and create engaging social media posts/content.

Working closely with the Media and Communications Manager, they will assist in all communications and media relations for Basketball Ireland, both internal and external.

This will include:

  • Writing previews, game reports, press releases and in-house documentation
  • Dealing with both internal and external stakeholders, helping build and maintain effective working relationships
  • Help create new and innovative ways to promote and market Irish basketball
  • Other general media and marketing duties including, but not exclusive to, supporting live TV broadcasts and management of media, photographers, commentary and streaming
  • Working as a core part of a team, to ensure the smooth running of events
  • Providing support to other Basketball Ireland departments and Irish international teams

Candidate Requirements:

  • Ideally one years’ experience in a similar role
  • A third level qualification in Media/Communications/Journalism, or relevant discipline
  • A passion for social media and proven ability to create content
  • Knowledge of content management systems, such as WordPress
  • Strong communication and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in dealing with media contacts and the volunteer base of an organisation
  • Knowledge of the sports media scene in Ireland
  • Excellent organisational, scheduling and planning skills, with attention to detail
  • A team player and flexibility in working hours – please note this role will predominantly be working on weekends
  • A full, clean, driving license. The successful candidate must also have their own mode of transport for travel to and from games at weekends
  • A knowledge of basketball is desired, but not essential


This part-time contract role is a combination of remote/on-location/office-based working. Basketball Ireland’s office is located at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin 24.

How to Apply:

Applications for the role must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Links to examples of journalism work/press releases/social media content
  • A sample basketball game report (approx. 400 words)

All four elements of the application should be sent by email to Basketball Ireland’s Media and Communications Manager, Nathaniel Cope, at on or before 1700 on Friday, January 14th, 2022.