F1 Digital Journalist - GPFans Global, Realtimes Network

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Location: UK Wide
Salary details: £24,000pa
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GPFans is the fastest-growing sports news website in the United Kingdom and is a paddock-accredited publication which is becoming increasingly relevant in the very competitive F1 space. Our publication serves both the legacy F1 audience and fans which have emerged following the Drive to Survive boom which the sport has benefitted from in recent years.

Our tightly-knit, passionate team is seeking an F1 digital journalist to push our coverage to be even more comprehensive and immersive.

The Role

Role and Requirements:

  • Produce and generate ideas for GPFans Global digital content
  • Write clean and engaging copy in English language with strong headlines geared to target audience
  • Cover breaking news quickly and authoritatively
  • Ability to quickly and effectively translate print copy and broadcast content from foreign language(s)
  • Show basic understanding of SEO and ability to execute effectively
  • Understand media law and subsequent considerations when producing content
  • Demonstrate understanding of F1 and FIA rules and regulations
  • Show knowledge of technical aspects and features of F1 cars
  • Have strong working knowledge of a race weekend and relevant workflow
  • Think critically about the sport and its protagonists and produce editorial which reflects that
  • Contribute to production of a broad but authoritative content output that reflects GPFans’ standing as an accredited partner of F1, but one recognisable to new and emerging F1 audience
  • Capably operate as principal editor of the website on shift, making key editorial decisions and co-ordinating how to best package and schedule content for website/social to maximise traffic
  • Liaise regularly with senior editorial team on development of content and digital ideas
  • Work closely with other language editions on content production, collaborating and sharing ideas across our wider network
  • Liaise with social media team on posting strategies across multiple social media platforms

Skills We Are Looking For:

  • Strong level of written and spoken English; other languages are a bonus
  • Top-level knowledge of current F1 and the sport’s history
  • Knowledge of digital journalism processes and newsgathering
  • Understanding of the F1 paddock and politics of the sport
  • Knowledge of content management systems and/or HTML publishing
  • Other digitally-relevant skills such as photo and video editing, etc.
  • A self-starter, capable of working independently and together with a team
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and make sound decisions
  • A strong desire to creatively pursue self-generated ideas and follow up on story ideas generated by the wider team

What We Offer:

  • Flexibility in hours and the ability to work from any location as GPFans expands global outreach
  • Full access to analytics tools such as Chartbeat and Semrush to support a best-in-class CMS
  • Learn skills from a team employing cutting-edge digital practices and benefit from an industry-leading support and training network
  • Become part of a growing and agile digital publishing business and a website brand which has grown three-fold in audience size since the start of the year

To Apply

If you are interested, please send a CV and covering letter to: recruitment@realtimesnetwork.com

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