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Data Journalist - Sports Events

Location London, UK
Posted 20/04/2018
Closes 20/05/2018
Sector Media, Technology & Broadcast
Function Events & Operations, Media Operations
Contract Type Contract
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description


Sportsdata AG, a brand of Sportradar, is offering an interesting job for acquired sports fans in a freelancer position. The job requires successful candidates to attend sports venues for gathering sports statistics, delivering them in real time. The sports available include football, rugby, cricket, basketball and ice hockey.

The data collection will be done from venue therefore we seek applicants from all across the UK. Applicants need to begin in an unpaid simulated training environment until he/she proves capable of scouting an event due to our quality requirements. The training requires the applicant to cover an online match as if they were covering from the venue. Training takes 1-2 attempts depending on level of sport knowledge.

We pay 35 pounds per match covered, and the expenses to get to and from the venue (Transport & Tickets)

The Challenge

  • Attend sports venues for gathering statistics
  • Applicants do not need to be experts, but have to know the rules and the teams;
  • Understanding and demonstrable experience with modern communication devices (you will get frequent emails, SMS)

Disclaimer: Freelance/Independent Project Work:

Please note that if you undertake a paid job/project on a freelance or consultancy basis you will be required to pay income tax and national insurance if you earn over a certain amount and will be responsible for declaring your earnings.

Your Profile

  • Sporting knowledge
  • Able to travel
  • High attention to detail
  • Clear and efficient communication skills


The Sportradar group is a truly international organisation, employing over 1,900 people in more than 30 locations around the world, whilst also using over 7,000 Freelance Data Journalists. Our rapid growth is driven by technological innovation and a deep understanding of our clients' business needs. It is our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes us the trusted partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries. We occupy a unique position at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries.

Our team collaborates globally and is committed to solve the challenges we face on our way but never without a pinch of fun and play.

Make the team: Join us and shape your future as well as ours!


Sportradar is the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data.

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