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The Telegraph - Women's Sports Reporter

The Telegraph
London (Central)
Competitive + excellent benefits
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

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A key role as part of the award-winning Telegraph Women’s Sport team. 

The role involves producing women’s sport content in a digital-first capacity, and will include traditional reporter disciplines like coverage of live events, news gathering, feature and interview writing, opinion/analysis pieces and investigations. 

With the Olympics and Paralympics this year as well as the European Championship and Rugby World Cup in 2025, it is an exciting time for women’s sport and the role will involve covering a wide range of sports.

Key responsibilities

  • Working with the sports desk to set the agenda in women’s sport across a seven-day rota
  • Generating unique and interesting feature ideas to help engage readers and maximise digital traffic
  • News and match reporting
  • Writing engaging news, features, interviews and analysis
  • Attendance at events and regular contribution of off-diary content
  • Versatility to cover a range of sports
  • Producing content across all Telegraph platforms, including social media
  • Ensuring fast and accurate filing of copy

Key skills

  • Previous journalistic experience of writing sports content for a newspaper or website
  • Strong news sense and expertise in developing stories on digital and print platforms
  • Confidence writing news, match reports, features, analysis and comment
  • Ability to engage with audiences and build communities on different platforms
  • Previous experience covering women’s sport
  • An understanding of digital storytelling and optimisation of content through social media and SEO across a range of platforms would be advantageous
  • A broad contacts book in women’s sport is desirable

Our benefits

The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and parental leave (six months fully paid maternity leave and enhanced paternity/partner leave), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and development

With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our commitment to inclusion

At Telegraph Media Group, we foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds. We believe in equality of opportunity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

We are proud to be a Level 3 Disability Confident Leader as part of the government’s Disability Confident Scheme. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our roles or if you require any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

To find out more about Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Telegraph Media Group, and for more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.


The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand synonymous with quality, credibility and authority for more than 160 years. 

We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight our journalism provides to a discerning audience. Every day the content we create sets the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers. We’ll achieve this with a constant focus on our journalism, and by using the data and understanding we have of The Telegraph’s audience to successfully grow our revenue streams from subscriptions to advertising, travel, events, and financial services.
We want to capture diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

The Telegraph is proud to be a WORK180 endorsed employer for women in 2021.

For more information on our purpose, beliefs and people values, please visit our website. Visit our careers website to learn more about our people and jobs.

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020 7931 2000
111 Buckingham Palace Road

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