The Walt Disney Company Digital Sport Journalist - Freelance, ESPN UK in London, United Kingdom

ESPN UK is looking for talented freelance sports journalists to join its digital team in London.

The office-based role involves writing and building sports news stories with accuracy, creativity and speed.

You will need a background in digital sports journalism, a hunger to find and break sports news stories, as well as an expert sporting knowledge. You will also be keen to pick up the phone to break your own stories, conduct interviews, chase your own lines and produce original, engaging sports journalism that appeals to a UK and global audience.

Successful candidates will also have a background of working in pressured journalistic environments to extremely tight deadlines. They will have a strong understanding of the importance of SEO and know social media like the back of their hand.

Languages would be a huge bonus – but are not essential.

Requirements include:

  • A hugely positive and enthusiastic attitude, with a burning desire to create original sports journalism and make a name for yourself

  • To write and build sports news stories with relentless accuracy and speed for a digital audience

  • Experience of using content management systems, Photoshop and image libraries

  • Experience in a digital sports journalism environment

  • Great communication skills

  • A fantastic sports knowledge

  • A passion to use the best social media, videos, images, headlines and any other available content to make stories sing

  • A strong knowledge of social media and the key sports stars’ accounts, particularly Facebook and Instagram

  • To be happy to work flexible working patterns – this role involves regular weekend and evening work, around key sports coverage

As part of The Walt Disney Company since 1995, ESPN has been in the United Kingdom since 2001. We have continued to grow our brand presence since 2008 and have become an important brand within the minds of sports fans and in the wider Disney organisation. As a leader in multimedia sports entertainment with over 50 business assets, we televise 65 sports in more than a dozen languages on all seven continents.

At ESPN, success has no bias. It’s contagious. If you’ve got what it takes, it finds you, grabs you, and rumbles the pit of your stomach. Here is a culture that breeds talent. An assembly of premier performances, out-of-this-world technology and challenges that push the boundaries of your skills. It generates confidence, pride, and the will to do better and better. That’s why we’re pioneers in the sports entertainment world – and why you’ll enjoy the thrill of your accomplishments.

As this is a freelance opportunity we regret that only successful candidates will be contacted

Job ID: 547220BR

Location: London,United Kingdom

Job Posting Company: Media Networks