City A.M., Sports Reporter
The ideal candidate will be comfortable writing authoritatively on all major sports – football, rugby union, cricket, tennis, golf, Formula One – and have a good understanding of their current landscapes.
While including some live reporting and interviewing, the role is predominately office based and, as well as identifying and writing stories, involves sub-editing and finalising the section before publication. Input into all aspects of newspaper production, including design, picture choice and packaging stories in an engaging manner, is involved, so knowledge of these areas would be an advantage.
Strong news sense, a flair for picking out the best news lines and a clear, accurate, concise writing style are essential. An ability to write clean copy and willingness to take responsibility are paramount as City A.M. operates a sub-free system.
It should be noted that readiness to work hard and unsociable hours is fundamental. The role requires working five afternoon-night shifts a week, from Sunday to Thursday inclusive, often finishing around midnight.
Some experience of working on the sports desk of a national or regional newspaper or agency is required, as is a thorough understanding of City A.M. and its place in the market. Journalism training is preferred but not a prerequisite.
The successful candidate will report to the sports editor and will be required to deputise for him when necessary.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a thriving publication and, in return for dedication and a strong team attitude, enjoy covering the sports you love.
To apply, click on the link below to download the application form and send a completed version, with brief covering letter, marked for the attention of Frank Dalleres to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of play Thursday 12 June.