View all listings Freelance News Writer, Complex Sports

Complex Sports is looking to hire freelance news writers to cover several shifts during afternoon, night, and weekend hours. We are currently hiring for the following shifts: Wednesday, 3-10 p.m. EST, Saturday 1-10 p.m. EST, Sunday 9-4 p.m. EST, and Sunday 4-10 p.m. EST. Interested applicants must be able to fill at least one of these shifts and should indicate their preference when applying for the position.

 

Responsibilities

  • Finding sports-related stories that will connect with the Complex Sports audience  
  • Delivering clean copy that is both factually and grammatically correct
  • Communicating regularly with Complex news editors and serving as the point person for sports coverage
  • Showing up on time and being willing to occasionally stay late, when necessary, to cover late-night events
  • Covering for other freelance news writers when needed     

 

Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of the sports world (especially NBA and NFL)
  • The ability to find stories that will resonate with Complex Sports readers (think “Cam Newton Responds to Colin Kaepernick’s Protest” or “Twitter Reacts to Cam Newton’s Ridiculous Outfit” as opposed to “Cam Newton Throws 3 Touchdowns in a Panthers Win”)
  • Solid writing and reporting skills (will occasionally need to call/email sources for comment on stories)
  • 1+ year experience with basic news writing

 

Applicants should send a résumé, cover letter, and links to three relevant clips. Please include your preferred shift (or shifts) with your application. If you feel as though you could potentially cover news for other Complex channels (Music, Pop Culture, Life, Style) during your shifts, please mention that in your cover letter as well.

 

Complex is a media platform and an online community that publishes the best, most diverse and most relevant voices in culture, period. With over 120 million unique monthly visitors and 1.4B monthly page views, Complex makes culture pop from its collection of partners, brands and its hub site Complex.com for one of the most sought after audiences of millennial influencers ever assembled.

Complex offers an awesome casual work environment with a great team of smart, motivated, innovative and fun people.  And our benefits are pretty good as well, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short/long term disability, generous time off and a 401k match!  We hold tons of events throughout the year including happy hours and team building activities.

 

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