Soccer Writer

The18, Boulder, Colorado

Date PostedDecember 28, 2017
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtySports/Outdoors
Job StatusIntern
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://www.the18.com
Description:

We are looking for talented writers for our internship program at The18.com. The ideal candidate is someone who understands the digital media landscape and how to put together highly engaging stories.

We’re looking for someone who can write stories of all kinds – short form, long form and everything in between – that live up to our promise to deliver the world’s most entertaining soccer content.

First and foremost, we are seeking great writers and storytellers. Whether you have experience in sports journalism or not, we’re looking for authentic voices that capture the imagination of our audience. We want a writer with personality, who is also detail oriented and knows how to back up opinion with careful fact checking, analysis and the cultivation of credible sources. You should be able to write timely stories that address topics our audience is seeking out. You should also be able to put together lighter content that looks at the entertaining and humorous side of the sport with a 15-25 year-old audience in mind. Experience writing content that is optimized to rank in search results is a major plus.

Passion for soccer is a must. We are a company that is by soccer fans for soccer fans, and whether you are a current or former player, a fan, or something in between, you must be able to write about the beautiful game with authority.

Qualifications:

We are looking for an entrepreneurial-minded, positive and hard-working person who will thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a strong writer
  • Know how to identify and develop an entertaining story - not just telling the reader what happened, but instead telling them why it matters
  • Be detail oriented – the kind of person who checks to make sure every fact in a story is correct and every argument is sound
  • Work with an entrepreneurial mindset, approaching tasks flexibly and with creativity
  • Have strong knowledge of a multitude of social media platforms – both established and emerging
  • Be a passionate and broadly knowledgeable soccer fan

To apply, please submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 2-3 Writing Samples (ideally showing us you can write engaging editorial and/or entertainment content)

(Resumes without a cover letter and writing samples - attached or linked - will not be reviewed.)

To be considered please submit your application by January 15, 2018.

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