Surry Hills
27 July, 2020

Deputy sport editor

We are seeking a talented deputy sport editor to support the delivery of outstanding sport content on the Guardian Australia website

Guardian Australia ( launched in May 2013 as part of Guardian News & Media (GNM), one of the largest English language newspaper websites in the world (

We are seeking a talented deputy sport editor to support the delivery of outstanding sport content on the Guardian Australia website.

The deputy sport editor will be responsible for writing and seeking out news stories, writing liveblogs on a wide range of sports and events, editing and selecting content, news stories, features and reports and supporting the sport editor in execution of their day-to-day and longer-term strategies for sport coverage in Australia.

This role would suit a highly organised, flexible writer with a strong journalistic and sport background, good contacts, knowledge of a wide range of women’s and men’s sports, experience working in a fast-changing and pressurised news environment, an understanding of the commissioning process, excellent communication skills and a strong grasp of digital journalism and the values and ethos of the Guardian.

For more information please view the full job description HERE.

To apply for this position please click HERE and follow the prompts. You will be required to upload your résumé (maximum three pages) plus covering letter as one document. Applicants should be legally eligible to work in Australia.

Guardian Australia is unable to sponsor prospective employees’ visa applications.

This role is being offered on a full-time, 12-month contract, working over a seven-day roster with early starts and late finishes. The successful candidate will be required to work at least one weekend day each week, sometimes two.

Closing date for applications 27 July 2020

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We believe that our role in the Australian media is to give a voice to the most marginalised people in society and value and respect all differences in all people — including people of colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from different social classes and people with disabilities (seen and unseen). We believe that these communities must be centred in the work we do, bringing a new perspective and a diversity of thought. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities and/or marginalised groups.

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Emily Dale