Job: Freelance Sports Writer

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Job Title Freelance Sports Writer
Category Writing & Editing
Salary $50 to $150 per story
Job Information

AFKInsider, a website that deals with news in Africa, seeks freelance sports writers to cover both National and Club soccer in Africa and African professional soccer players across European teams in England, Spain, Germany, Belgium, France and Italy.

We are looking for English-speaking freelancers who follow soccer in each of these countries and can write fluently in English about soccer in these countries, particularly focusing on African professional soccer players.

Responsibilities include reporting and writing on sports games, events, players and other sports-related topics for online publication.

The work involves not only reporting and watching sporting events, but also researching information surrounding these, investigating story leads and generating story ideas.

Candidates must have knowledge not only of current sports events but also on sports history, to give a background for articles.

Applicants must have proven interviewing skills to write articles and get information from coaches, players, experts and spectators. Research skills are also necessary to verify information provided by experts and on press releases.

Responsibilities include:

  • Checking articles of interest in newspapers and electronic media (wires)
  • Establish and build up a comprehensive contacts resource base
  • Identify stories through research, sourcing, networking and studying oversees media
  • Good knowledge of sport
  • Minimum two years experience as a sports writer/journalist.

Compensation is $50 to $150 per story

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