Junior Social Media Journalist - Sky Sports (Multi Sports)

Sky UK

Junior Social Media Journalist - Sky Sports (Multi Sports)

Salary Not Specified

Sky UK, City of Westminster

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: b3a1f8dc9f9d47108171dfd01f44dc4a

Full Job Description

The role also requires close collaboration with the wider social media team, the editorial and video teams in Sky Sports Digital as well as more widely with Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Content teams.

Reporting to a Social Media Output Editor, this is a key role that will ensure Sky Sports is the sports media brand of choice for U35s and diverse audiences, while creating revenue opportunities and continuing to add value to the Sky Sports subscription.

This role requires working with live sports events so late evenings and weekends shifts are required.

What you'll do:

  • Understand how to make content stand-out on each social platform, tailoring tone accordingly while remaining true to Sky Sports Social's brand voice,

  • Work closely with Content Production and Design team to commission social-first content for Sky Sports' main brand accounts, including gfx, vertical video and thumbnail creation, where required,

  • Publish content to all Sky Sports News accounts across all platforms, working closely with the Sky Sports News Production and Digital teams, to ensure content is published in a timely, accurate and consistent manner,

  • Liaise with Community Management team to engage target audiences around our content on the channels you oversee and capitalise on trends, as well as facilitate and promote community engagement events around talent and athletes, including AMAs,

  • Working closely with video production and editorial teams to make sure our social output is fully aligned with all output streams,

  • Will cut and publish live news moments to multiple social platforms, and facilitate monetization opportunities on each social platform, including live streams,

  • Demonstrate an understanding of editorial processes with a keen interest in developing own news judgement,

  • Contribute new ideas and propositions to ensure the continued evolution of Sky Sports across social platforms,

  • Maintain a good knowledge of current sporting issues, stories and rival publishers.

    An understanding of emerging platforms with a keen interest in technology and innovation,

  • Attention to detail,

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,

  • Highly motivated and creative,

  • A team player, believing in collaboration, adaptability and initiative,

  • Able to readily embrace new technology and change,

  • A calm, organised and methodical approach to work,

  • Ability to prioritise workload,

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are mandatory,

  • Must believe in teamwork, collaboration, adaptability and Initiative,

  • Highly motivated, self-directed and influential,

  • A strong work ethic and a willingness to get involved in all aspects of the business when necessary.

    We deliver the most innovative and best Sports content experience to our customers across all platforms. We promote continuous innovation, driving value for our customers and high-quality output. Everyone is passionate about sport and proud of the work that they undertake both on screen and behind the scenes.


  • The Rewards:

    There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:
  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place,

  • A generous pension package,

  • Private healthcare,

  • Discounted mobile and broadband,

  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences,


  • Your office base:

    Osterley:

    Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There's also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

    On campus, you'll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.