Sports Reporter

Are you a sports mad – particularly rugby league and football?

Do you have a passion for great content, quality journalism and the ability to spot a trending story?

We are looking for a talented, energetic and resourceful sports reporter to join our team! – the home patch of Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic – needs a rugby league specialist with their finger on the pulse of what’s going on at the most famous club in the world.

More about the role:

  • Leading the daily news coverage coming out of the Wigan Warriors – including matches, press conferences and training-ground chats – at all levels…men’s, women’s, academy and disability teams
  • Being able to move across and help with Wigan Athletic coverage as and when required
  • Passion for other sports would be an advantage, with Wigan being a hotbed of cricket, boxing, wrestling, MMA and golf among others, as well as a thriving amateur set-up
  • Sourcing, writing stories and taking pictures and videos and sending content to all relevant platforms at the relevant times
  • Understanding the content needs of the publishing platforms and the times/methods  to send content to them

  • Understanding the difference between unique content and that  already in the public domain and using it in accordingly

  • Works to develop and curate content through interaction with the sports communities

  • Ensuring that appropriate metadata and other information is attached to all content

  • Having a knowledge about legal, ethical and moral issues and being able to apply them accordingly

  • Being able to vision the way content should be developed and handled at the start of the gathering process

  • Having an inquiring mind and a passion for meeting and engaging with people

  • Being able to understand and engage with the local sports community

  • Ability to organise and oversee the generation and use of user generated content

  • Widely using social media in accordance with company guidelines

  • Ability to write concise and appealing headlines relevant to the different platforms

  • Ability to handle and edit video and pictures

  • Understanding of audience measurement practices relevant to the role

To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to

Please note this role is remote however there is a requirement that you must be residing in the UK

National World is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment as an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. Consideration will be given to flexible working and job share options for all roles.

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