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Sports Writer

Catena Media Full-Time  Gzira, Malta 29 Jun 2022

Job Description

Catena Media is seeking a Sports Writer who can produce high-quality sports betting and gambling industry content for and

Catena Media offers a fully remote workplace in North America, with no physical office to report to and the tools you need to do your job provided at your home.

We also boast one of the top vacation and holiday plans you’ll find in the US or Canada, a best-in-class retirement plan, robust health care coverage, wellness benefits, and more.

Scope of the Job

Catena Media is seeking a Sports Writer who can produce high-quality sports betting and gambling industry content for and

Qualified candidates should have experience in the sports betting and /or gambling industry and the ability to take stories from the sports world and synthesize them into compelling pieces of betting content. Basic knowledge of affiliate content marketing and current SEO practices are also a plus.

Your Challenge

  • Write knowledgeably about sports betting and follow the content strategy and tone established by the sports content teams at Catena Media.
  • Stay up to date with the latest industry news and events.
  • Form relationships with sportsbook operators (DraftKings, FanDuel, etc.) and other industry experts to generate story ideas and leads.
  • Attend and report on events that are of interest to Catena Media’s audience.
  • Work collaboratively with other editors and writers on Catena Media’s content team.
  • Write and update core evergreen pages as assigned by the Sports SEO & Revenue Manager.
  • Produce commercial and other revenue-focused content as assigned by the Sports SEO & Revenue Manager.
  • Work alongside the multimedia team at Catena Media sports properties to produce compelling audio and video content, as needed.
  • Strong interest in sports, particularly sports betting.
  • General understanding of trending sports topics and how they relate to sports betting.
  • Ability to organize and plan for near and long-term initiatives.
  • Background in sports writing, with a minimum of one year on a news desk.
  • Ability to hit deadlines.
  • Familiarity with AP style and SEO best practices.
  • Availability for occasional work on weekends, evenings and holidays.

Working Conditions

This position is 100% remote. Must be available regular business hours in your evening and/or weekend work on occasion. Must possess a stable, high-speed internet and working cellular telephone.

Must be able to routinely perform indoor work with minimum noise levels. Must be able to perform job functions independently and work effectively either on own or as part of a team. Must be able to plan and direct the work activities of self and others. Must be able to read and carry out various written instructions and follow oral instructions.

Must be able to speak clearly and deliver information in a logical and understandable sequence, naturally or electronically and may include adaptive aids. Must be capable of dealing calmly and professionally with numerous different personalities from diverse cultures at various levels within and outside of the organization and demonstrate highest levels of customer service and discretion when dealing with the public.

Must be able to perform responsibilities with composure under the stress of deadlines / requirements for extreme accuracy and quality and/or fast pace. Must be able to effectively handle multiple, simultaneous, and changing priorities. Must be capable of exercising highest level of discretion on both internal and external confidential matters.

Physical Requirements

Perform primarily sedentary work with limited physical exertion. Must be able to routinely perform work on a computer for an average of 8 hours per day.

At times, occasional evening and weekend work may be required. Must be capable of travel by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities, as may be occasionally asked to travel to sites or events. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Catena Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V, who believes in diversity in the workforce.

The job description doesn’t imply an employment contract, nor is it intended to include every duty, task, or instruction for which the employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisor’s request.

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