(Senior) Sports Journalist

Isleworth, England, London
24 Nov 2021
01 Dec 2021
jack sykes
Contract Type
Set hours
Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

"We are enhancing our digital sports team to focus on the biggest events, the biggest names and the biggest stories in sport. If you can help drive us to become the number one destination for sports fans then we want to hear from you" - Stephen Mills, Digital Sports Editor, Sky Sports

What you'll do:
  • Produce, create and co-ordinate digital editorial content across Sky Sports' digital platforms (www.skysports.com and the Sky Sports apps), ensuring Sky Sports remains the destination of choice for sports fans, creates revenue opportunities and continues to add value to the Sky Sports subscription.
  • Create and write vibrant digital sports content of the highest standard, focusing on all of Sky's core sports away from football. This content must be delivered to deadline and includes live-blogging, match reporting, feature-writing and breaking news coverage.
  • Ghost-write for Sky Sports talent and maximise Sky Sports' linear output online.
  • Collaborate with multiple areas of Sky Sports (e.g. Sky Sports News, Sports Content teams) to ensure we are producing aligned and consistent content - including video and audio - that showcases the best of Sky Sports and supports specific business KPIs.
  • Conform to the highest standard of digital writing by ensuring that relevant guidelines (including brand guidelines), processes and policies for digital content are fully adhered to.
  • Senior journalists will take responsibility for a particular sport or area, acting up as a key point of contact where necessary and bringing relationships and experiences to help the Digital Sports Editor plan and deliver consistent content of a high standard.
What you'll bring:
  • Professional sports journalism experience in the digital sphere.
  • Experience of working in a quick-paced work environment with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a flair for producing different types of copy.
  • Demonstrable passion for and knowledge of a range of sports. Experience of covering Formula 1 and Golf would be particularly desirable, but the successful applicant would also cover Boxing, Cricket and Sky's other core sports.
  • A strong work ethic and proactive attitude, with the ability to work in a team and support all aspects of the business when necessary.
  • NCTJ qualified or equivalent, with a working knowledge of media law.
Team Overview:Sky SportsWe deliver the most innovative and best Sports content experience to our customers across all platforms. We promote continuous innovation, driving value for our customers and high-quality output. Everyone is passionate about sport and proud of the work that they undertake both on screen and behind the scenes.

The Rewards:There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences
Where you'll work:Osterley:Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There's also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you'll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

Inclusion:We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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