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Sports Writer – London

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Sports Wk, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Sports Wk

    Sports Wk New Member

    New digital sports magazine Sports Wk is looking for a writer to join their team in London.

    Sports Wk launched in August and is published every Thursday on tablet devices. Billed as the sports version of The Week, Sports Wk crafts concise and informative news stories on football, rugby, cricket, golf, motorsport, horse racing and others using the best quotes and references from a variety of mediums.

    Sports Wk also contains a weekly feature with a sportsperson and have so far published exclusive interviews with Gianfranco Zola, Jenson Button, Dereck Chisora and Gemma Gibbons. Boyd Rankin, Tom Carroll, Frankie Gavin, Chris Woakes and Ledley King have also featured in our weekly 'My Career' page,

    Sports Wk are looking for a a resourceful and motivated individual who can write across a range of sports to a strict deadline. This vacancy would suit a recent graduate or a freelance writer.

    Candidates are required to submit a story of 500 words using the method employed by Sports Wk. The magazine can be downloaded as part of a free trial to an iPad or Android tablet from http://bit.ly/16oiIVD.

    Please email the writing example and your current CV to feedback@sportswk.co.uk

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Closing date 31st October 2013
  2. PioneerVoice

    PioneerVoice Member

    Is there a salary attached to this position? I'm hoping that joining a London team doesn't entail low, freelance pay.
  3. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    Which London? UK? Canada? USA? etc?
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Don't worry ... Lake Tahoe is a mere 15 minutes away.
  5. lesboulez

    lesboulez Member

    email addy might provide a clue...

  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I wonder what sort of legal hoops a non-British citizen might have to jump through.
  7. CaymanGuy

    CaymanGuy Member

    No passports or work permits necessary on the Internet, Holmes.
  8. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but you'd probably have to live in the UK to produce stories that would appeal to British readers, and that would entail a passport and some type of work visa, I would think.
  9. jtc

    jtc New Member

    Well, at least it's a great time to get a U.S. passport renewed!! Oh, wait...
  10. CaymanGuy

    CaymanGuy Member

    Did you not read the job description? This "journalism" job involves copying the work of others -- quotes, stats, narratives -- found on the Internet and pasting it all together as a story.
  11. PioneerVoice

    PioneerVoice Member

    Where are you seeing that job description? All it says above is a writer to join their team in London.
  12. CaymanGuy

    CaymanGuy Member

    First, get me a beer Noobs.
    Then try reading the part that says "using the best quotes and references from a variety of mediums."
    Finally, if you STILL don't get it, visit the Web site where it states: "Sports Wk crafts the best stories by referencing quotes from main stream media sources as well as key social media platforms blogs and forums."
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