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18 March 2014

With an eye on next season already, Scunthorpe United are on the lookout for talented first or second year students studying media-related subjects at university.

It's that time of year when forward-thinking students are seeking placements, and here in North Lincolnshire we have fantastic opportunities at an ambitious football club - openly looking to climb up the leagues and with a brand new stadium on the horizon.

The Iron's media department strives for excellence, and has won awards and acclaim for its coverage of the club in the matchday programme, on our official website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine and YouTube.

Our programme is regarded as a market leader, and has won every award going multiple times over the past six seasons and we aim to keep up that consistency.

For the five months now since the tables started, our website has come in the top three for number of stories published out of all the 89 clubs under the Football League Interactive moniker - topping the table in December and then again in February.

We have also enjoyed the same success with our YouTube and Player subscription services - topping the table for three of the last five months for number of videos; while our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine and Audioboo coverage and interaction continues to develop and go down well with supporters.

We know there is a lot more we can do to improve it though. We will do - and we want you to be part of it.

We're looking for perfectionists - people who want to push things forward and make our coverage even better for the supporters.

Over the last few seasons, we've had students in on work placements for a number of days a week producing content for and our matchday magazine THE IRON, and we're looking to strengthen our ranks.

The experience has helped the students obtain excellent grades, and build large and impressive portfolios for themselves, in addition to boosting the quality of the content on the official club website and in the matchday programme, where their work has appeared.

Not only has their writing been there for all to see in print and on the web, but it has also given the students valuable experience of working in a media department at a professional football club. They've all developed their skills in a fast-paced, high-pressured but fun environment.

For the right person, it is a real chance for them to make an excellent first impression in a fiercely competitive industry.

We're looking to bring students in on trial and for an interview between now and the end of the season to assess their abilities. The work experience will run from June 2014 until May 2015 and anyone interested in being taken on for one of the work placements is asked to email

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