Chief Football Writer

Recruiter
TheSmartList
Location
Leeds
Salary
Attractive salary dependant on experience
Posted
02 Aug 2019
Closes
16 Aug 2019
Ref
JPI2018
Contact
Katie Mattless
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Chief Football Writer, Leeds
After 15 years in the role, The Yorkshire Post’s Chief Football Writer has handed in a transfer request. That presents a rare opportunity for a talented football journalist to lead the line for Britain’s Most Trusted Newspaper, covering Yorkshire’s biggest football clubs.

The Chief Football Writer is also expected to go on international duty, covering England’s Lions and Lionesses in equal measure, representing Yorkshire’s National Newspaper. It is therefore essential that you are available for selection on evenings and weekends. This is not a nine-to-five job. 

The right candidate will assist in shaping an online proposition that fans of football in Yorkshire turn to first, knowing they can believe what they read. You will also take a lead in shaping the print supplements that readers of The Yorkshire Post expect, providing expansive coverage of Yorkshire’s elite clubs with unrivalled insight and analysis. 

The successful candidate must be an outstanding digital journalist, equipped with all of the skills required to keep fans up to date with everything happening inside Yorkshire’s top clubs, using a variety of storytelling techniques across a range of channels, including social media.

We are looking for compelling copy that clearly demonstrates a technically proficient grasp of the game, and draws on your own extensive knowledge of years gone by. Equally important is your ability to connect with players and help fans in getting to know the person behind the player. As such, your feature-writing prowess is as important in this role as your ability to unpick a faltering 3-5-2 formation. 

So as well as the ability to produce engaging and informative match reports, previews and intelligent commentary, you have the maturity to build relationships around the county - on and off the pitch - given these are essential to your ability to break exclusives.

Equally important is your being confident and capable when called upon to represent The Yorkshire Post on television or radio in discussing matters on and off the pitch. 

Applicants should send a comprehensive application - including a 500-word season preview feature and complementary piece to camera - on the season ahead for Yorkshire’s top teams.
Details of where to send this will be provided once you click apply. 

Deadline: Friday 16th August. 

Vacancy: Chief Football Writer
Salary: Competitive

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