Sport Journalist



Sports Journalist, Dublin 

This is an exciting opportunity to gain first-hand experience in sports journalism across our digital, audio and print platforms. You will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of high-quality journalism in the real world by working closely with our editorial teams.

You will be given the opportunity to identify, write, edit and post breaking news in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate must have a knowledge and interest in a wide range of sports and will also be able to contribute to podcasts as necessary.

By the end of our MET Programme, you will be capable of working independently while taking care to ensure stories are verified, legally sound and fit for publication on print and digital platforms. You will have learned more about how to ensure our titles have a competitive edge and to increase audience engagement.

What you will be doing 

  • Learning how to write, edit and publish breaking news in a fast-paced environment
  • Monitoring several sports news platform and social media simultaneously
  • Helping our platforms achieve relevant targets
  • Assisting with the planning and development of stories and online content
  • Attending press conferences, contributing ideas and asking questions
  • Establishing contacts and sources to use in future stories
  • Adopting best practices for maximizing audience engagement, including an ability to write engaging headlines and summaries
  • Gaining the ability to quickly and smoothly package stories on a broad range of topics
  • Performing other duties on occasion as required by the Editor

Skills we would like you to have 

  • Passion for sports writing
  • Ability to work at speed and under pressure
  • Ability to conceptualise
  • Self-starting and shows initiative
  • Accuracy, fairness, balance, commitment to ethics
  • Flexibility / willingness to adapt
  • Detail oriented and highly organised
  • Effective collaboration and a true team player
  • Use social media and other digital tools to promote stories

Experience we would like you to have 

As someone who is passionate about sport, it would be beneficial for us to be able to see some examples of your work. This could be in the form of a personal blog or anything you have published online and or in print (even self-published)/ We don’t want formal qualifications to be a blocker or sway our selection. So we will not be asking about your schooling or qualifications. It’s your passion we are interested in.

Salary €27,000, plus benefits

Sport Journalist

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