Wanted: Senior Rugby Journalist

Date published: July 8 2013

TEAMtalk Media, publishers of www.planetrugby.com and www.SARugby.com, are looking for a Senior Rugby Journalist.

TEAMtalk Media, publishers of www.planetrugby.com and www.SARugby.com, are looking for a Senior Rugby Journalist specialising in Northern Hemisphere and Argentinean rugby to join a vibrant Editorial Department.

All applications must be submitted to work@teamtalkmedia.co.za

The closing date is April 15, 2013

The key requirements for the job:

• A tertiary qualification – Diploma in Journalism or related field
• Fluent in Spanish
• Must be prepared to live and work in the UK for up to six months of the year (must have a UK work permit)
• Extensive knowledge of domestic rugby in England, Wales, Ireland and France.
• In-depth knowledge of Argentinean rugby
• Digital publishing industry experience, preferably as an editor
• Experience in radio broadcasting
• An extensive list of contacts within the English club rugby system
• Photo editing skills
• Sound grasp of Content Management Systems
• Excellent command of the English Language – written and spoken
• Candidate must thrive under pressure
• A good team player

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

The candidate's key responsibilities include the following:

• Generating accurate rugby content in accordance with TEAMtalk editorial guidelines
• Attending press conferences and live games as and when required
• Conducting and writing up telephonic interviews with sports personalities
• Representing TEAMtalk in public forums
• Day-to-day management of above mentioned websites (duty editor role)
• Doing minute-by-minute text commentary for live events

Applications must be in the form of a curriculum vitae accompanied by a covering letter motivating your suitability for the position.

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