Planet Rugby is hiring!

Date published: June 9 2014

TEAMtalk Media, publishers of, are looking for a Junior Rugby Writer.

TEAMtalk Media, publishers of and a number of other websites, are looking for a Junior Rugby Writer to add to a vibrant Editorial Department.


Beyond the obvious need to be passionate about rugby and a good writer, the key requirements for the job include:

• A tertiary qualification – Diploma in Journalism or related field
• Excellent knowledge of both northern and southern hemisphere rugby competitions, teams and players
• Rugby playing experience would be an advantage
• Knowledge of French, Italian or Spanish would be an advantage

The candidate's key responsibilities will include:

• Generating accurate rugby content (such as news stories, match previews and reports) in accordance with TEAMtalk editorial guidelines
• Subbing and publishing copy from external sources
• Conducting interviews with sports personalities
• Day-to-day maintenance of Planet Rugby and possibly other websites (duty editor role)
• Doing minute-by-minute text commentary for live events (immediacy and accuracy very important)
• Performing any other editorial tasks as may be reasonably assigned by TEAMtalk editors

Candidates must be prepared to work on weekends and evenings as dictated by fixtures.

The application process is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

If you think you fit the bill, send your CV and a short cover letter to: