Scottish football club Celtic is looking for a director of
multimedia and communications.
The newly-created position represents a potentially radical shake-up for
Celtic’s communications function, with the new recruit overseeing a
restructured media and PR brief at the club.
Former PR manager Peter McLean has resigned after six years in the
He was in charge of the existing three-strong press office and Celtic’s
publications division, which had five staff. PR executive Iain Jamieson
is deputising in the interim.
The club said it was ’talking to a couple of key people’ about the
expanded role, and was unable to comment further. However, it is known
that internet and new media are being targeted as potential growth areas
It already has a web site and is keen to develop its match day
television arm, Celtic TV.
Celtic is no stranger to turbulence off the field, having just appointed
its fourth football team manager in as many years in Martin O’Neill.
The club turned over pounds 22 million in the six months to December
1999 but pre-tax profits fell from pounds 2 million to pounds 748,000.