HITC – Online Football Writer

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Location: Work From Home

Closing date: November 2nd

Established over 13 years ago, HITC is looking to further develop its successful football franchise.

With between 12-15m visits a month, we are now seeking to hire an additional football writer who can bring fresh insights and energy to this growing part of our business. The successful applicant will be able to produce engaging content in an expeditious manner, and will be used to writing 15 – 20 articles a day to tight deadlines.

We are looking for applications from individuals who can demonstrate a proven track record in football journalism,  and have experience writing for web-based football publications.  As this is a home-based position, you will be expected to operate in an autonomous manner, and will be comfortable with the freedoms that come from a relatively unstructured environment.

Applicants should have a detailed knowledge of the English Premier League and the Championship.

Interested candidates should please send a CV, a list of clubs where you consider yourself to be expert, details of your social media profiles and a current and unique example of their work to vic.daniels@hitc.com

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Complex UK – Editorial Internship

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Location: London

Closing date: November 19th

Complex Media is the largest multi-platform lifestyle destination for young males, with 110 million unique monthly visitors and 1.2 billion monthly pageviews (Google Analytics). The company is comprised of a collective of lifestyle sites for men, anchored by a flagship hub, www.complex.com.

Complex covers the full range of men’s lifestyle content, from music and style to sneakers, sports, tech and cars. Complex Media has a powerful social platform, offers cutting-edge video and industry-leading branded content, working with many of the world’s top brands including Levi’s, Pepsi, Heineken and Reebok.

Complex Media is expanding its global content operations and launching a UK office under license through w00t! Media, a boutique marketing agency.

THE ROLE

Complex Media is offering a number of internships in our new London office. All will involve working closely with the editorial/content team and supporting them in the creation of content. Duties will include, but not be limited to: researching stories (in person, on the telephone, and via the internet); fact-checking; sourcing images (and gifs/vines/video clips); anglicising US content, and working with the CMS. There will also be the opportunity to contribute written and/or visual stories to the site and/or social channels.

Please state in your covering letter whether you are keen to focus on a specific vertical (eg. Style, Music or Culture), a specific content format (eg. News, Features, Video), or are interested in a more general internship across all aspects of editorial.

We can be flexible with the length of the internship and the number of hours per day/week, and are also open to applications from students looking for a placement as part of their studies.

Please indicate your availability and desired hours/length in your covering letter.

Salary and duration of role is negotiable.

YOU

You will have a good understanding of the Complex brand, the subject areas we cover and the core Complex audience.

You are comfortable carrying out the tasks listed above (ie researching, writing, working with images, etc) and, ideally, have evidence of previous work to illustrate this.

You will be adept at coming up with editorial ideas, and able to develop existing ideas into fully-realised articles.

To apply please email a covering letter, CV, links to your social media profiles and relevant examples of work, with the reference “Internships” in the subject line to: work@w00t.complex.com

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Complex UK – Social Media Intern

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Location: London

Closing date: November 19th

Complex Media is the largest multi-platform lifestyle destination for young males, with 110 million unique monthly visitors and 1.2 billion monthly pageviews (Google Analytics). The company is comprised of a collective of lifestyle sites for men, anchored by a flagship hub, www.complex.com.

Complex covers the full range of men’s lifestyle content, from music and style to sneakers, sports, tech and cars. Complex Media has a powerful social platform, offers cutting-edge video and industry-leading branded content, working with many of the world’s top brands including Levi’s, Pepsi, Heineken and Reebok.

Complex Media has recently expanded its global content operations and launched a UK office under license through w00t! Media, a boutique marketing agency.

 
THE ROLE

Complex Media is looking for a Social Media/Social News intern (or interns) to work in our London office. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the development of Complex Media’s UK operation.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in building and engaging with audiences on social media, have an understanding of how news stories can be sourced and best constructed to gain traction on all the key platforms, and be excited by the challenge of growing Complex UK’s social footprint in the UK.

Direct experience of working with Social Media and Social Newsgathering, and passion about and knowledge of the topics that Complex covers—music, culture, style, sports, and sneakers—would be a definite plus.

Salary and role duration negotiable.

 
REQUIREMENTS

> An understanding of how to engage with and develop an audience on social media

> A good news sense, a strong interest in how ideas and stories spread online, and a genuine love of all things social

> Ability to think and act creatively, in a fast-paced environment

> A solid understanding of the subject areas that Complex covers (music, culture, style, sports, and sneakers), the Complex editorial tone and the wider Complex brand

> An established presence on 2+ social media platforms

> Writing ability and an ability to work with, create and manipulate images, gifs, videos and Vines.

> Knowledge of Google Analytics, SEO and social media publishing tools a plus

> Knowledge of, and keen interest in, the latest developments in social media a plus

> Ability to think analytically, to interpret and take learnings from data a plus

TO APPLY

To apply please email a covering letter, CV, links to your social media profiles and relevant examples of previous work, to: work@w00t.complex.com, using the subject heading ‘Social Media/Social News Intern’

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Perform – Editorial Assistant

Location: Feltham

Closing date: Ongoing

Dynamic Editorial Assistant required to assist in the production of our range of products – a syndicated and multi-platform video global sports news service, the world’s only daily syndicated sports news show and an audio service providing bulletins and sports news across the world.

You will be already working in journalism or just graduated from university with a journalism or broadcasting degree, and be prepared to assist in all aspects of content production. You must have experience in scripting and cutting packages. This is a daily sports news service producing content in various forms to tight deadlines. Flexibility will be required as it will be necessary to work some unsocial hours in a rotating shift pattern.

You will be based in our Feltham so it is essential, due to the nature of the hours, that you can arrange your journey to and from work outside of public transport hours.

APPLY NOW

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Sky Sports: Making The Most Of Your Work Experience

Mitch Waddon

Mitch on the famous Soccer AM set

After doing work experience at Sky’s iconic Soccer Saturday and Soccer AM, Falmouth University student Mitch Waddon writes about some of his highlights…

My time at Sky Sports has been demanding, rewarding and immensely fun. There has rarely been a dull moment and I’ve had the chance to carry out a wide variety of duties – ranging from finding a Brazilian chef to cook everyone World Cup party food to dressing up as Roy Hodgson for a VT filmed at Brentford’s Griffin Park.

Whilst it may all sound like a great laugh (and trust me, it is) you should also never lose sight of why you are there. Make sure you remain professional no matter how bizarre the situation (I’ve also played a crying John Terry and, on another occasion, been covered in Champagne byAndy Carroll). Enjoy it – but remember, you’re also there to show that you can do a job.

Working hours can be long – if you work with Soccer AM or Soccer Saturday you can be sure of a late finish on Friday night. Depending on the required props and how segments are coming together, finishing after 11pm is not uncommon. Add in a 7am start on the Saturday and you can see why it takes a certain sort of dedication and commitment.

My advice would be to try your best to maintain that smile and drive during those long hours. It can be tough (believe me, I’ve been there) but it is during those long and difficult moments that you can prove your worth to the team.

Show day is always good fun, if not for the banter on the studio floor then for the interactions with the guests and the audience. Even if you haven’t had much sleep, the adrenaline of the occasion inevitably carries you through.

The guests during my second show were Burnley manager Sean Dyche and the band Kasabian. Both were incredible to work with. Dyche in particular pleasantly surprised me. He had always come across as quite a stern person but he allowed his personality and wit to show during his interview, across the various segments and after recording had finished.

And that brings me to my next point – remember that the show is live as well, so be careful what you say and to whom you say it. And don’t be surprised if you are asked to help by providing refreshments and collecting coffees. You are there not only to learn the way the industry works, but also to help out wherever you can.

You get to work with various celebrities and sports stars like this regularly, so it’s important that you don’t let yourself become star-struck – particularly with the presenters. After a few days you’ll find yourself accustomed to the recognisable faces in the Sky Sports corridors, and will quickly come to realise that they are simply employees doing a job. Most are very pleasant to work with and will appreciate being treated like everyone else, rather than as the superstar you know from that show on the television.

I’ve had a few people ask me what some of the well-known personalities on the show are like, including Rocket and Tubes. I can reveal a hard fact about each: Rocket takes sugar in his tea, and Tubes very kindly got me breakfast on Saturday morning.

They are, as is everyone else in the office, very down to earth and genuine. It is hard to think of them as celebrities when you work with them and experience them on that kind of level. They’re humble and enjoy the banter as much as the next ordinary bloke you’d meet down the pub.

So to summarise – the most important advice I have to offer if you get a placement at Sky Sports is to enjoy it and remember why you are there. Jobs are hard to come by today, so work hard and earn the praise of the team you work with. They remember the hard workers, which will be in your benefit should the opportunity of employment arise.

If you want to read more from Mitch, check out his blog, where he muses about sports among other things. You can also follow him on Twitter, @MitchWaddon

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