Sports journalist (six-month fixed term contract) – Sky Sports (London)

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in six 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.

“This is an amazing time to get involved with the digital team at Sky Sports. 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:

  • You will write articles for the Sky Sports website and app with a remit to cover a broad range of sports.
  • You will write vibrant digital sports content of the highest standard, focusing on all of Sky’s core sports other than football. This includes golf, cricket, boxing, NFL, darts, tennis, rugby league, rugby union, Formula 1, NBA and netball.
  • Knowledge of a range of sports is essential, but a strong knowledge and passion for women’s sport would be particularly desirable.
  • Your content must be delivered to deadline and includes live-blogging, reporting, feature-writing and breaking news coverage.
  • You will ghost-write for Sky Sports talent and maximise Sky Sports’ linear output online.
  • You will 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.
  • You will 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.
  • You will ensure Sky Sports remains the destination of choice for sports fans, creates revenue opportunities and continues to add value to the Sky Sports subscription.
  • You will have experience writing at a national or international level, ideally for a digital publisher.

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 sport .
  • 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 Sports

We 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:


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.


Recognised as an ‘Inclusive Top 50 Employer’ and a ‘Times Top 50 Employer for Women’, we’re working hard to ensure we’re a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and the potential you’ll bring to Sky. 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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