Telegraph Media Group, Sports News Correspondent

London (Central)
Competitive + excellent benefits
23 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Sport is vitally important for The Telegraph, and we are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and talented journalist to join our team on a fixed-term contract as our Sports News Correspondent.

Your brief will be to generate and to follow agenda-setting exclusives and breaking stories, to pursue existing campaigns, and to ferret out and write compelling features. The role may involve match reporting too. You will report to the Deputy Head of Sport.

Key responsibilities

  • News and match reporting across a specialism or general sport for The Telegraph, both online and in print.
  • Writing engaging news, features and analysis.
  • Attendance at events and regular contribution of off-diary content.
  • Involved in producing content across all Telegraph platforms, including video and audio.
  • Ensuring fast and accurate filing of copy.
  • Having the versatility to cover a range of sports.
  • Responsible for helping to maximise digital traffic through concise and interesting storytelling.

Essential skills required for the role

  • Strong news sense.
  • Experience of reporting on a range of sports, and developing stories on digital and print platforms.
  • Proven ability to write news, match reports, features, analysis and comment.
  • Digitally savvy - understanding of digital storytelling and optimisation of content through social media and SEO across a range of platforms.

Additional skills useful for the role

  • Being able to deliver video would be a great bonus to our online offering

What you can expect from The Telegraph if you’re the successful candidate

You will have the chance to work with the best sports team in the country, to contribute online and in print, and to work alongside some of the finest reporters and correspondents in the business.

The Telegraph devotes more space to sport than any other newspaper. As well as a fantastic digital operation, it alone provides its readers with an award-winning stand-alone section every day of the week. We pride our ability always to work together to deliver the best sports coverage every day.

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