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Sports Brief is a new African sports website. Sports Brief is a partner of LEGIT company, a media holding operating in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana, with projects like,, and

what to do:

  • The sports journalist will write 7x 350-word articles a shift (a mix of original and re-written news).
  • You will also occasionally be asked to write match reports (watching live games and reporting on it).
  • Source multi-media to accompany your article.
  • Source images to accompany your article using our tools.
  • Publish articles on the CMS.
  • Post articles on Facebook.

applicants will need:

  • A qualification in journalism and previous writing experience.
  • A good understanding of South African and International sporting news;
  • Independence and dedication as this is a home-based position.
  • A good laptop/PC (at least Intel 3).
  • Good, reliable internet connection (uncapped, with a line-speed of at least 4MBps).

what we offer:

  • This is your chance to join a friendly and highly-skilled team.
  • Professional growth is guaranteed.
  • You will receive monthly performance reviews and feedback from a copyeditor and managing editor.
  • Access to analytics and project KPIs.
  • Regular training sessions.
  • Great remote work environment.
  • The salary on offer is $450 TO $650pm, depending on experience.

To apply, email your CV to with SPORTS in the subject line. If you have not had any feedback in 2 weeks since applying, consider your application unsuccessful.

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