The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.
The Athletic is seeking a North America-based soccer staff writer to work with some of the best sports writers in the world and a talented team of editors to produce compelling, insightful, ground-breaking journalism. This is a full-time position.
The right candidate will have experience reporting on the world of American soccer, especially within the world of Major League Soccer and the USMNT. A demonstrated ability to break news is preferred, but a willingness to collaborate with editors and writers across the company is a must. The right candidate should also be comfortable writing features and explainers that break down major events in American soccer for a broad audience. Proficiency in a language other than English is a plus. Some night and weekend work will be required.
Reporting and writing multiple stories per week about American soccer
Collaborating with other soccer writers in the U.S. and abroad to break news and contextualize big stories
File clean copy and meet deadlines
Take on assignments from editors and generate your own story ideas
Five or more years of experience in sports journalism, and/or a newsroom preferred
Deep knowledge of American soccer
An existing network of sources
Willing to work some evenings and weekends
This is a full-time, remote position that will require occasional travel