Job vacancy: Digital Football Journalist Intern

By Luke Hatfield | Football | Published: | Last Updated:

Do you want to work for the Express & Star's digital sports team? Now you have your chance.

You could become a part of the Express & Star's digital sports team.

We're hunting for a Digital Football Journalist on a paid internship to help us boost our coverage of Wolves, West Brom, Walsall, Aston Villa and Shrewsbury Town - and now is the time to apply!

Take a look at the job description below, and get in touch if you think you're up for the job.

Job Description

Title: Digital Football journalist (paid internship) - part time

Duties: Writing interesting and compelling football content alongside the and digital team.

Producing and enhancing copy with interactive content including video and social media.

Assisting in matchday coverage with the opportunity to cover live games at Wolves, West Brom, Walsall, Aston Villa and Shrewsbury.

Video production on location and from within the newsroom.


Assisting in the company's increased push for digital content.

Essential skills:

Strong writing ability and impeccable grammar.

Strong football knowledge (especially in the local area)


Basic video and audio production.

Strong understanding of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Ability to work to tight deadlines

Desirable skills:

Newsroom experience

Experience of covering live football

Confident video editor

Knowledge of html

Understanding of Chartbeat and Google Analytics

The person:

Must be flexible and able to work weekends/unsociable hours, due to the nature of the role.

A quick thinker with the ability to react to newsworthy information.

Strong communication skills.

Preferably a football fan who has core knowledge of the game.

Full driving licence and car.

How to apply

If you think you're the person who fits the bill, and are available to start in the immediate future then we'd love to hear from you.

The role will be a paid internship, working three days per week (regularly covering a matchday), being flexible is a must!

To apply, send a CV, covering letter and examples of work to, with the subject line 'Digital Football Journalist'.

The deadline for applications is Friday August 10 at midday.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield

Digital Sports Journalist with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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