Football Writer

  • Paddy Power
  • Remote (United Kingdom)
  • 15 Jun, 2022
Full time Journalism/Content Media

Job Description

The Role...

Our in-house football team is responsible for the planning and execution of Sporting Life's football editorial and content across website, social, multimedia and A/V platforms.

Through our mantra of delivering winning insight to our users we provide the best football betting tips and analysis, cutting through the noise and bias by using the facts, stats and angles that paint the true picture.

As a football writer you are responsible for producing strong football editorial to build our reputation for insightful, informed, trusted, football analysis and tipping content.

Writing for the Sporting Life website and app remains the main priority, but the role also has a strong focus on video and podcast production/contribution and delivering social content ideas to help build awareness of and drive users to our onsite football content to appeal to younger, diverse, changing audience demands and behaviours.

What You'll be Doing... 

  • Delivering football previews, tipping insight, match reports, live blogs, features, interviews onsite
  • Strong broadcast skills for Sporting Life's podcast and video content
  • Work with social media and multimedia team in both creating and delivering creative, innovate social and A/V content
  • Attending, producing, presenting, reporting, interviewing on location, press conference, football matches/tournaments where appropriate

What We're Looking For... 

This is a unique position, as we are looking for an informed football journalist who is a highly skilled writer, has a passion for analysis and data, and a strong understanding of football betting.

What You'll Get in Return... 

Our passion has helped us take the betting industry by storm. So we think it's only fair that you enjoy excellent rewards. 

The Fun Stuff 

  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme 
  • Sharesave Scheme 
  • Flexible working hours and working from home options 
  • Uncapped Holiday Allowance (yes, you heard right) 
  • Health and well being with free classes (yoga, bootcamp, swimming etc.) 
  • Ministry of Fun who organise cool events throughout the year, like Bingo Loco 
  • Pizza & Drinks Fridays 
  • Career Progression 
  • Global Mobility across all locations 

The Boring Stuff 

  • Pension Scheme 
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Snacks and Drinks
  • Life Insurance 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Access to thousands of online courses  

There is more, but we won't go on...



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