Job Vacancy: Sports Editorial Coordinator

If you’re passionate about sport, any sport, and are looking for a career in sports journalism, this could be the ideal role for you!

The Stats Zone is a relatively new company and we’re looking for talented individuals to get in touch and demonstrate their skills to and for us! We’ll be honest and open and tell you that we do not pay fortunes. We do however offer a great platform to showcase your work and abilities, as well as the opportunity to work with our clients which include a major sports federation.

At TSZ, we have grand designs for the future but we're essentially a young start-up company aiming to develop and establish ourselves this year. We are looking to recruit talented prospects who wish to develop themselves and build a career in the industry. We are currently a small team, but our aim is to create more full-time permanent roles later in 2016.

What does the role entail?

The Sports Editorial Coordinator will work closely with other staff and contributors to direct the tone and theme of company content. To get a feel for some of what we do, please visit our website www.thestatszone.com. You will be responsible for editing all content along with checking some of the data, stats and facts that are included in the articles. Once the content meets the required level, you will publish the content via our simple content management system. In addition, providing guidance on content and schedules that affect the editorial content calendar is the foundation of the position.

You will manage multiple documents to ensure they are relevant, informative and grammatically correct. They may be responsible for newsletters, blogs, press releases, marketing collateral and internal communications.

Reviewing and critiquing the work of others can be a daily task. It is essential to maintain a production calendar with internal staff and contractors. You will work alongside the Managing Director to research, develop and implement new projects.

The role will also involve you generating content yourself whether this be blogs, tweets or other content for our web and social media platforms.

About you

We are looking for students of sport....individuals who are not just armchair fans, but interested in delving further into what is happening, and why it happens. Knowledge of sport (specifically football) is important, but so is the ability to write, edit and proof in accurate and concise manner.

You should be a Journalism, Communications or potentially an English graduate, with a passion for sport. We will consider current students who can commit to a minimum of 10-15 hours per week on a part-time basis, but also candidates looking for a full-time role.

Skills of value

Aside from the core areas outlined above in this role, we are looking for a variety of skills which would be valued as a Sports Editorial Coordinator at TSZ:

· Accuracy and Attention to detail is of paramount importance

· Visualisation skills

· Ability to work to deadlines

· Determination to see a research project to the end

· Strong written communication skills

· Creativity

· Working knowledge of Word, Excel & Google Drive

The detail

This is a full or part-time freelance role on a contractor basis. You are responsible for declaring what you earn to the relevant authorities.

Depending on the number of days/hours you are available, we will agree a daily fee with you. Fees are paid promptly on a monthly basis.

Role: Part-time contractor

Location: Home-based

Requirements: High speed internet & own PC/Laptop with Microsoft excel and word

Hours: Flexible / project-based

How to apply

Same drill as any gig really – we need a CV from you please. We don’t need a long cover letter – just scribble an email explaining the motivation behind your application and sell yourself to us.

The one thing we do insist upon however is that you are prepared to do a short exercise as part of the application process. It is fun, and will not take too long of your time. Only apply if you are willing to spend the time and energy to do the exercise!

Send your application to [email protected] by April 11th

. Assuming we consider your application of suitable quality, we’ll get in touch with everybody regardless of whether you’ve been successful or not!###>

We are sticklers for strong and unique applications, so take your time, read this page carefully, and only apply if you are seriously interested in the role!

And our last note – recruitment consultants, you can also save your time! We will be managing these roles directly!