Zipo Mangaliso

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Good Afternoon I am Zipo Mangaliso, a recent journalism graduate from Staffordshire University applying for the PR and Communications intern role at West Ham United. Ever since I was a young boy I have always wanted the chance to work for a Premier League club in some capacity and when I realised my football ability alone was not going to take me there I focused on another talent of mine- sports journalism. West Ham United is one of the iconic Premier League sides and with the move to the Olympic Stadium in the summer; this is an exciting time for the club. There probably hasn’t been a better time to join the club in any department than now and as a football fan and a media professional I understand the positive significance of joining the club at this particular point. During my time at university I worked for an online news outlet called StaffsLive where I first got the chance to report on sporting events such as football manager press conferences at Stoke City and Port Vale as well as producing match reports on Stoke City U21 matches. Also whilst I was at StaffsLive I…show more content…
I believe my skills, creativity and previous experience could be a useful addition to your team in the forthcoming future. I come from a versatile multi-media journalist background, with extensive experience of planning, delivering and reporting of various events and activities. This PR and Communications role would be perfectly suited for me, as it will provide me a great platform for my career and it would provide me the opportunity to utilise my communications skills. I have worked in numerous team environments but I have also excelled in numerous independent tasks such as arranging and applying for press accreditation for a Nike Street football tournament in Amsterdam where I also got the chance to speak to Romelu
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