Greyhound Racing Journalists (Australia & NZ)

Race Media is seeking talented journalists, content writers and experienced greyhound racing reporters to join our growing team. You will have a strong background in Australian and New Zealand greyhound racing,

We want to find the voices that will discuss the tough issues and find the story behind the story, and journos that will focus on delivering timely, factually correct and informative news articles.

Our goal is to create a brand that keeps the greyhound racing authority bodies honest and report on all the action from both metro, provincial and regional greyhound tracks around Australia and New Zealand.

We believe that greyhound racing coverage can be better.

This is a brilliant opportunity to develop your truly independent greyhound racing brand/voice and apply your journalistic skills in an environment that values fact-based reporting and analysis.

Race Media is an Australian-owned and operated company that are leaders in sports and racing content, and digital marketing in the highly competitive regulated Australian online bookmaking market.

Race Media publishes free to use information, tips, previews, news, comparisons and reviews of regulated Australian online gambling websites.

Race Media is looking for self motivated talented individuals interested in the fast-paced, fast-growth online sports betting and online gambling industry.

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

We are an equal opportunity employer who believe in diversity in the workplace.

As the role is 100% remote applicants outside Australia but with intimate knowledge of Australian, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong horse racing, sports and greyhound racing are encouraged to apply.

Your challenges and responsibilities

Discover, pitch and write regionally relevant greyhound racing content consistent with SEO best practices

Write original and authentic news and evergreen content around major greyhound racing events and keep updated

Monitor greyhound racing, gambling industry, betting brands and law developments to generate story ideas and resources that would be of use to readers interested in betting, greyhound racing and other forms of gambling

Collaborate with the Race Media team to research, brainstorm, create and execute content and ideation that will increase site traffic, reputation, brand awareness and revenue

Use social media and other information to understand topics, themes, events, brands, and persons around which to create compelling and engaging content 

Display good news judgment, skilled storytelling ability, expertise in racing and gambling and a working knowledge of journalistic principals and methods

To do this job you will need

A level of editorial accuracy, consistent with brand and style requirements

To be highly self-motivated and productive as the role is not office based

Working understanding of greyhound racing, online gambling and betting in Australia and New Zealand

Ability to write to deadline and under pressure while maintaining attention to detail

To be available for occasional travel such as attendance at greyhound racing events from time to time to facilitate the role

An understanding that flexibility regarding working hours is required to adequately cover greyhound racing and weekend or after hours work may be required from time to time

Tertiary qualifications are desirable but not essential given the right experience

You should also apply if you are an experienced content writer who understands the importance of evergreen content and on-page SEO

This position is 100% remote. You must be available during regular business hours and you will be required for  evening and/or weekend work on occasion. You must possess a stable, high-speed internet connection and working mobile telephone.  You must be highly self-motivated and be able to perform job functions independently and work effectively either on your own or as part of a team. 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. Must be capable of communicating and providing feedback calmly and professionally with numerous different personalities from diverse cultures at various levels within and outside of the organisation and demonstrate highest levels of understanding and discretion when dealing with the public. Must be able to perform responsibilities with composure under the stress of deadlines with requirements for  accuracy and quality efficiently. 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.

Flexible Employment Opportunities

Full Time, Part Time, Contractor, Casual, Internships Positions Available

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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