Senior Journalist SPORTbible

We’re LADbible Group: a voice and identity for a community of more than 53 million people. We are a way of life for a generation of fans from all over the world.

LADbible Group builds youth communities across multiple channels including our websites, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, AppleTV and our apps. We understand our audience and are on their side. Our community brings people together and we try to use our influence for good.

The Role:

As a Senior Journalist for SPORTbible, you will use your editorial talent, awareness of current news, and passion for trending viral content to produce high quality and thought-provoking articles to be posted across the SPORTbible social media platforms.

You will be part of the team which is responsible for taking SPORTbible to the next level. You will help enhance the brand image by maintaining a strong online presence as well as developing and improving the quality of articles. It’s not the news, it’s our news.

In the role, you will thrive on a high-pressure, fast-paced, target-driven news desk, be proactive in growing a book of contacts, demand attention to detail, relish tight deadlines and constantly look to grow your journalistic flair. Being able to task manage other team members, as well as mentoring to ensure their personal career development, is essential.

You will also be expected to take on the responsibility of individual projects and have a voice on the direction of SPORTbible’s editorial.  

Responsibilities:

  • Producing trending news articles to tight deadlines
  • Remaining proactive by researching and seeking the latest news, trends, gossip and reports ahead of competitors
  • Sourcing and pitching original ideas and lateral angles for sport articles
  • Expertise in social media
  • Growing and utilising contacts for leads
  • Maintaining impeccable grammar and punctuation skills
  • Continually striving to understand the tone of the brand  

The Person

  • Extensive experience working within a similar role 
  • NCE qualified 
  • Target driven and the ability to meet tight deadlines 
  • A high standard of written English and outstanding writing, research and writing skills 
  • A proven ability to think, imagine and produce new and original ideas whilst continually delivering unique and engaging content in the LADbible tone. 
  • Proven SEO knowledge and/or experience 
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office
  • Natural leadership skills
  • A degree within a relevant field is desirable but not essential

Company Overview

Founded in 2012, LADbible Group is redefining entertainment and news for a social generation. Our global community engages with our content–spanning editorial, video, documentary and live – billions of times each and every month. Using all major platforms, we’ve rapidly risen to become one of the web’s most prominent social video publishers.

Our brands include LADbible, SPORTbible, Pretty 52, branded content agency Joyride, and licensing arm CONTENTbible. Whether by simply putting a smile on someone’s face with a funny video or by engaging our audience in social issues important to them, we strive to make a positive difference.

Sure, we may be UK based, but we’re powered by a community that spans the planet.

 

 

LADbible Group is an equal opportunities employer. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our company and we welcome all members of the community to apply for openings with us.