Junior Multimedia Journalist - Sportspro

Junior Multimedia Journalist                                                                           £Competitive

SportsPro, the leading sports business media company in print, digital and events, is recruiting a full-time junior multimedia journalist to join the team at its headquarters in London.

The Company

The in-house editorial team at SportsPro is responsible for the production of class-leading output across a range of platforms, including the flagship magazine, published six times a year; the SportsPro website and its associated digital channels; an annual motorsport business guide; and multiple annual industry events.

The Role

Working under the supervision of the magazine editor and the digital editor, the junior multimedia journalist will contribute to SportsPro's digital news output - sourcing and writing stories; as well as contributing regular features. The successful candidate would also be responsible for managing the SportsPro social media channels; work with graphics; lead the production of daily e-newsletters using online e-marketing tools; liaise with the commercial team and SportsPro media partners; contribute pieces to the magazine and other print publications; as well as offering support to the editorial team across a range of other projects, including events.

As the role develops, the junior multimedia journalist would be expected to monitor resources and develop contacts within the industry to advance their output and produce independently sourced content.

Key skills:

  • Experience in writing and editing crisp and accurate news copy to deadline
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects to multiple deadlines
  • A strong understanding of sport and the industry behind it
  • Experience using picture editing, audio and video editing platforms is preferable
  • An understanding of social media channels, their varied audiences and uses
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, industry, curiosity and self-motivation
  • A working knowledge of content management systems is essential and knowledge of digital mail-out platforms is preferable

This is an opportunity to gain an outstanding range of experience at a young, dynamic and growing editorial business that would suit a recent journalism graduate or someone looking to continue their development in written and/or digital media.

The role will be based in London, working standard Monday to Friday office hours, with some opportunity and expectation to travel nationally and internationally outside those hours.

To apply

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please write to us outlining your experience and qualifications in relation to the key skills listed above, as well as a short outline as to why you are interested in this placement. Please send your CV, that covering statement and a short example of a piece of written work to apilbeam@henleymediagroup.com or call 020 7871 0123 and ask for Andy Pilbeam for further information.

Due to the high level of applications we receive we are unable to respond to each application. If you have not heard from us within three weeks, then you have been unsuccessful in getting to the next stage.

About Henley Media Group

SportsPro is part of the Henley Media Group, a successful diversified media business with conferences, exhibitions, online communities and publications serving sectors ranging from renewable energy, sustainability, climate change, maritime, humanitarian aid and disaster relief.