Features Writer (Remote)
theScore Inc.
Toronto, ON
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving millions of fans a month. The Company also creates innovative digital sports experiences through its web, social and esports platforms.

We’re looking for a hungry and inquisitive go-getter with a proven track record of finding and telling captivating stories through written features and analysis. The ideal candidate possesses an unparalleled work ethic and sharp writing skills. The Features Writer position provides the opportunity and flexibility to report on the entire sporting landscape; however, the candidate will be given the bandwidth to tailor the role to their preferences and areas of expertise, be it the NBA, NFL, NHL, mixed martial arts, business of sports or even pro wrestling.

Typical Work Day at theScore:
Pitch and produce features, analysis, and exclusive stories.
Conduct interviews from the office or in the field.
Pick up feature projects as assigned by the Features Editor.
Assist in coverage of news events and content planning as required.
Produce additional multimedia content for theScore’s sports app and social media channels as required.
Contribute to collaborative projects with other editorial staff members.
Attend local and international events when necessary for assignments.
Other duties as required.

Requirements:
Extensive knowledge of professional sports and a knack for storytelling.
3+ years experience writing in a newsroom environment.
A degree in journalism is preferred.
Experience in sports media; digital focus is preferred.
Experience writing feature articles with minimal editing under deadline.
Experience conducting interviews with athletes.
Ability to engage with readers on social media is a plus.
Experience taking professional quality photos and/or video is an asset.
Willingness to take on other projects as they come up.
Flexibility with regards to scheduling and an ability to work nights and weekends.
First-rate communication skills, professionalism, and integrity.

What We Offer:
Competitive salary with Employee Share Purchase Plan.
Comprehensive Benefits package.
Fun, relaxed work environment.
Education and conference reimbursements.
Located downtown Toronto; easily accessible by public transit.
A/V club, Friday presentations, book library, and more.
Snacks and drinks provided.
Awesome patio with BBQ.
Parental leave top up.
Opportunity for career progression and mentoring others.
Games room (bring your A game for our FIFA 19, arcade, ping pong and foosball tournaments!)
We are an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be made upon request.