Raith Rovers Appoint UWS Graduate as Digital & Media Executive

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Raith Rovers FC has appointed University of the West of Scotland (UWS) graduate Chris Dodds as the club’s Digital and Media Executive. 

Chris, who graduates in the summer from the BA Journalism course at UWS, has been helping the club in a voluntary capacity over the last few months and he has now been appointed to support the club’s relationship within the community.

Commenting on the Journalism course Chris said: “I’m grateful to the opportunities given to me by the lecturers on the course, it helped overcome a challenging period as students were required to combine living within a global pandemic and studying full-time at UWS.

They provided me with a platform in order to get to the next stage of my career and I’ll forever be grateful for it.”

Chris Dodds, BA Journalism 2022

Karen Macartney Raith Rovers CEO said: “The club is delighted to welcome Chris to the team, and are looking forward to him developing the club’s marketing and communications, with all our stakeholders. This is an exciting time at the club and we know that Chris will be valuable addition to the team” 

Chris brings a wealth of journalistic and digital experience to the club as he has worked across Scottish Football for a number of years. He has also contributed to many of the national newspapers, producing written, digital and audio content to a high standard, whilst obtaining a Bachelors Degree.

The club has an ambitious marketing and communication plan. Chris will be part of the team, that will identify and deliver new marketing opportunities for the club, as we look to improve the engagement with all stakeholders, supporters, staff, volunteers and businesses alike. The main aim is to support the club’s rebuild of the stature of the club both on and off the field. 

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