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Hickstead seeks social media for international shows

Rider being interviewed by journalist at Hickstead

Would you like to experience working in the Hickstead Press Office?

Hickstead are looking for a student or recent graduate to undertake a work experience placement this summer at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead.

Priority will be given to those currently in full-time education, whose course requires them to complete a work placement, though other students/graduates seeking an internship position will be considered. This placement will give the student wide-ranging experience of working in the press and sponsorship departments of a major equestrian event. The focus will be on producing social media content, alongside our existing press and marketing team. 

The internship will run from May to August, and will include Hickstead’s two major international events, the Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (20-23 June) and the Agria Royal International Horse Show (23-28 July), with the successful candidate spending both weeks of the shows helping as part of the Press Office team. The intern should be able to commit to at least three days per week in the run up to the shows. 

The candidate should live within commuting distance of Hickstead in West Sussex, or have suitable accommodation. A set day rate of payment will be provided, to cover general expenses. 

Main duties

  • Producing content for social media
  • Video editing 
  • Graphic design 
  • Occasional interviewing 
  • Administrative duties
  • Working in the sponsorship department  

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a good understanding of equestrian sport, especially showjumping/showing
  • Be brilliant at spelling and grammar
  • Be social media savvy 
  • Have excellent video editing skills   
  • Be a good multi-tasker
  • Have some media experience
  • Be highly computer literate
  • Have design skills, with experience of applications such as InDesign, Photoshop and Canva

How to apply

To apply, send your CV and covering letter to, along with some examples of your social media content and details of what editing/design software you're familiar with. Applications close on Friday 12 April 2024.

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