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Online Content Writer
We are currently looking for Contract-based (Staff) and Freelance sports writers to write football match previews, analysis, and recaps for an online sports news website.
We cover Domestic, European and World Football and are looking for sports reporters who are passionate and can bring fresh insight on the beautiful game.
We don’t only want to deliver sports news, but we also want to offer an alternative and thoughtful view on events around football.
We are looking for creative and quality writers who have an interesting way of story telling which captures and engages online readers.
Writers will be expected to follow assigned matches/topics closely while writing recaps and employ sound news judgement when writing previews for upcoming games.
It is also expected that writers work to meet assigned deadlines.
Writers must be available during sports busiest times: evenings and weekends. Additionally, there must be a commitment to write on holidays.
Requirements & Competencies
Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism
Prior experience in writing and editing sports content
Excellent command of the English language vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax
Ability to generate high value articles quickly and accurately
Understand how to use social media, read box scores and extract the most important information about games
Must be a team player and possess a positive attitude
Must show responsibility, reliability and professionalism towards work
Works effectively under pressure and maintains a positive attitude
Good command over Microsoft Office tools (MS word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
Currently serving in NYSC or just recently completed the 1 year mandatory program
Method of Application
Applicants should send their CV's along with a 'recent original football article' written by self to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Please do not send an article published elsewhere.