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Women's Football Writer (London)

The Athletic

The Athletic

Marketing & Communications
United Kingdom
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024
About Us
The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.
About the Role
The Athletic is looking for an energetic, motivated reporter to cover women’s football. They should be interested in telling unique and differentiating stories to a global audience that appreciates quality above all else, with a desire to break and explain news stories, and delve deep into the tactical side of the game. Experience in live journalism and other journalistic platforms, such as podcasting and/or video, would be an added bonus.
This position is a remote role based in the UK. Applicant must have the right to work in UK to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Excellent news sense, along with strong sources to break or advance the news.
  • A sharp, analytical mind able to analyse a situation and add perspective.
  • Attention to detail; must be meticulous and thorough when sourcing stories.
  • Ability to tell rich, ambitious, features through deep reporting and access that takes readers beyond the superficial storylines.
  • Ability to work on a number of projects at the same time, balancing long-term pieces with the need to deliver stories on a regular basis and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to write quick news stories and provide analysis for a variety of platforms, including live journalism.
  • Creative and innovative approach to story ideation and formats.
  • Unique and strong voice that can stand out from competitors.
  • Must have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and share information.
  • Desire to connect with the audience by interacting with our community section and holding Q&As, as appropriate.
  • Interest in internal metrics that can help educate what subscribers desire.

Requirements

  • Minimum 2+ years of relevant experience at a media company.
  • Thorough knowledge of global women’s football.
  • Thorough knowledge of the journalistic process.
  • Interest in other journalistic platforms, including podcasting and/or video, a plus.
  • This position is a remote role based in the UK.
The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:
- Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans.
- Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses.
- 401k retirement savings plan and employer match.
- Paid time off including paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of accrued vacation to start, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.
For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.
The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
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