From Chester University to the Camp Nou… student Sam May has landed dream job as digital media editor at FC Barcelona.
May, who has just completed his final year on the BA Sports Journalism course, travelled to London and Barcelona for interviews last month.
He said: “I know it’s a big move, especially moving abroad, but when FC Barcelona said they wanted me, how could I refuse?”
The 22-year-old will cover all aspects of team coverage for FC Barcelona’s official website and social media channels, including player interviews with the likes of Lionel Messi.
May made the most of work experience opportunities while at Chester University, with spells at the Daily Mail, talkSPORT, Liverpool Echo and BBC Sport as well as a week in Johannesburg, with South Africa Broadcast Corporation (SABC). He also wrote for a number of websites while at university including AS Roma’s official site and Sportskeeda.
He added: “I believe work experience was vital in helping me get the position at FC Barcelona. This helped me to create a portfolio of varied work, which could be showcased to potential employers. This was something my course tutors insisted on and I would like to thank them for guiding me through the course and helping me to achieve my potential.”
BA Sports Journalism programme leader, David Randles, said: “This is a fantastic move for Sam, and before he has officially graduated.
“It is just reward for Sam’s hard work and diligence to support his studies with some top level work experience throughout his three years on the course.
“That FC Barcelona are taking on University of Chester Sports Journalism students is testament to the relevance of the course. We wish Sam all the very best in his new role.”