RT.com, Sports Journalist (Remote)

May 27, 2020
Jun 27, 2020
Job Type
Full Time

We are no ordinary sports section.

Fans don’t come to RT.com to check the score.

Yet we have built a loyal audience of millions.

How do we stand out in a crowded marketplace?

Fun, flair, and fearlessness. We create content that is impossible to ignore: we distil the best moments, we deliver lightning-fast exclusives, we publish honest opinions free of mealy-mouthed platitudes.

To take the next step – we need you.

We aim to become one of the internet’s big-league sports hubs, and we are seeking inventive content generators with a distinctive voice, who have a natural feel for what the audience wants, but also the classic sportswriter skills.

Once we hire you, we will give you the chance to make the most of this job – as long as you achieve results. You have the ball, what will you do with it

The candidate

You are a genuine sports obsessive – no fakers.
You know the histories, the beefs, the angles, the rules, the techniques. You don’t need to look it up, because you were there watching. Combat sports are an absolute must, they are our bedrock. Next priority – football, and not just the Premier League. Knowledge of US sport is also an asset.

You can write. You have to be able to produce entertaining easy-to-read articles with killer headlines, but also a straight game report, a passionate column, and an insightful interview.

You’ve got ideas. Can you see an angle or a joke before Twitter gets it? Do you know who we should speak to next? Can you make your story go viral?

You are a hard and flexible worker. You will join a team that doesn’t wait for assignments to be handed out. When there is a prize fight or an international tournament, the hours will be irregular (but you were going to watch anyway, right?). Some nights you will have to publish article after article after article and enjoy the heat.

The job

You will be working remotely, full time, on a rota. As long as you are there when we really need you, we can be flexible at other times. Current Covid-19 constraints are obviously a factor, but we want the team fully-staffed and raring to go when live sport returns.

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