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Content Writer – Basketball

Sportskeeda Contract  United States 22 May 2023

Job Description

Fans don’t just follow the sport, they feel it – the pain, the passion, the guts, and the glory. When we at Sportskeeda look at sports fans we don’t see a crowd; we see you. We’re one of you, and we strive to keep you on top of every possible sports trend by creating engaging and insightful content at lightning-quick speed.

Established in 2009, Sportskeeda is a global sports content platform that covers the world’s biggest sports and esports subjects and serves over 100 Million fans every month. Our passionate team comprises top content creators from around the world who produce hundreds of well-researched content pieces on a daily basis.

We are a Great Place to Work certified organization, with employees and contributors working from various corners of the globe.

The Opportunity

Experience: 0-2+ years(Freshers can also apply) Role: Contractual / Freelance

This role is for College Sports/US Sports Writer (American Football, Basketball).


  • Create engaging daily content that is delivered on time and is unique (features, opinionated articles, in-depth analysis articles, news, fan reactions etc.)
  • Write a min of 3-5 pieces per day
  • Conduct exclusive interviews with athletes and influencers if needed.
  • Clean & engaging articles – no plagiarism, falsified facts, idea theft, clout-farming, click-baiting and should not be derogatory in any form.
  • Keep track of trending topics and break them on time.
  • Develop a knowledge base for trends, news, fresh content from creators, athletes, influencers etc.
  • Review content for factual accuracy and general accuracy of grammar and context.
  • Ensure that content is written as per Sportskeeda’s guidelines with respect to language, spellings, grammar, scope of text and other such matters.
  • Ability to work in a robust team environment that is multi-faith, multi-national, and diverse.
  • Provide any other content-related assistance that may be required for any other articles
  • Creating tracking mechanisms and repositories of content sources – tracking podcasts, social handles, etc. to scout good content for features
  • Working with the Content Manager, Assistant Content Manager(s) and Specialists in identifying trending content, Article execution and updating/fixing erroneous content.


  • Excellent knowledge of any sports and the desire to learn about U.S sports.
  • A good grasp of the English language(US) and the ability to communicate niche ideas to a wide-spread audience.
  • Should have a knack for crisp sentence composition, grammar, and syntax.
  • Candidates with the desire to learn and expand their writing skills and to build a robust repertoire of portfolio of sports related content (freshers welcome)
  • Relevant experience in writing (Any past experience is a bonus)
  • Should have a working knowledge of SEO
  • Staying updated with recent developments in and around your chosen field
  • Having a good eye for analysis and covering topics around their field, including identifying niches, breaking news, finding online interactions, tracking social media and more
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently.
  • Please note – The pay/remuneration offered can vary according to years of experience and quality of content.
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