Junior Sports Political Reporter

Location
Buckinghamshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Jan 2019
Closes
30 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The role

A rare opportunity has arisen to work as a journalist for the world's leading independent Olympic news website, insidethegames.biz. The award-winning insidethegames.biz reaches the top decision-makers in the Olympic Movement, Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, Universiade, Continental Games, such as European, Pacific, Asian, African and Pan-Am Games, and key opinion-formers across the world.

We are looking for a reporter to help us ensure that our content reflects insidethegames.biz reputation for world-class journalism and our profile as the world's leading Olympic news website. You will be capable of working quickly under extreme pressure as part of a small but dedicated team, have unrivalled attention to detail, an eye for an outstanding and engaging news story and the ability to provide in-depth analysis and be informative. You will be expected to travel -- often abroad - regularly at short notice and work unsocial hours, including weekends, on a regular basis. 

You will regularly be setting the agenda in the international sports media as we cover the global stories that really matter. You will experience the thrill of seeing your work reach some of the most famous and important people in the sport while knowing that you work for such a respected and well-regarded publication. 

The Candidate

We are looking for a reporter who can match our ambition and who is hungry to be a part of a ground-breaking news team. As we are a vibrant young business you will be reporting directly to the owners, meaning the opportunity to train and progress on the job will be significant.

It is essential that you live and breathe global sports news and current affairs and come into the office every morning bursting to chat about what’s going on in the world. You will be based in the insidethegames.biz office in Stony Stratford in Buckinghamshire. Some experience is preferred but we will consider outstanding self-starters. We also encourage applications from candidates who have not studied journalism.

Applications

  • Please send CV with covering letter explaining in no more than 300 words why you think you are capable of joining the world's top Olympic news website.
  • All applications should be submitted by Monday 28th January 2019.
  • 1st interviews Week commencing Monday 4th February 2019.
  • 2nd interviews Week commencing Monday 11th February 2019.
  • Immediate start for the right person.
  • Only those candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified.

Salary: DOE + regular bonus based on performance and profits + regular pay rises.

Benefits: Full Vitality Private Healthcare, including full cancer cover and dental, plus Life Assurance and Aviva Pension

Please note, whilst we welcome applications from all nationalities, due to the nature of our editorial copy, the successful applicant will require an excellent command of both written and spoken English. This role is office-based and our office is in Stony Stratford in Buckinghamshire. Experience tells us that it is not possible to commute this role from London or the Midlands and we will expect you to relocate prior to commencing work with us if you do not already live in the area.
We welcome your application and look forward to meeting you.

Stony Stratford

Stony Stratford is a thriving small picturesque market town within the unitary authority of Milton Keynes. Steeped in history, Stony Stratford sits on the old Roman road of Watling Street in the north-west corner of Buckinghamshire and has many independent shops, restaurants and businesses along with a small Saturday market and monthly farmers market.

Central Milton Keynes, which has one of the largest collections of public sculptures in the UK, is just over 5 miles away and boasts a unique world-class undercover shopping centre, bars, restaurants, theatres and art gallery. It has world-famous extreme sports facilities and a cultural calendar packed with great events including an innovative International Festival and one of the most successful theatres in the South East. Milton Keynes is well known for its green spaces which include parks, woods and lakes which make up 20% of the city.

Stony Stratford and Milton Keynes are linked by a grid road system for ease of movement as well as strong bus links and Redways - which are more than 270 kilometres of safe routes that cyclists and pedestrians can use to explore the area.

With easy access from many major routes, Milton Keynes is the fastest growing place in the UK, with a strong economy and an increasingly diverse population of around 250,000.