Breaking/Trending News Writer, The Spun
Title: Breaking/Trending News Writer, The Spun
Employment Type: Full Time
The Spun is seeking a writer for its breaking/trending news team to cover “all things sports.” This
writer will focus on producing high-quality content that covers both hard news and news that
aligns with the intersection of social media and sports. The Spun aims to provide news,
guidance and knowledge to both the die-hards and the everyday sports fan. We are looking for an
ambitious candidate with sound journalistic instincts who feels comfortable working in a fast-
paced environment. Applicants should be able to write quickly and cleanly. The ability to work
collaboratively in a team environment is essential.
The Arena Group’s expected annualized base salary range for this position is currently $50,000 – $65,000. Actual salaries will vary based on multiple factors including, but not limited to location, education, experience and other factors permitted by law. The listed salary range is but one component of The Arena Group’s total compensation and benefits available to its employees.
Write breaking news articles on what’s trending in the sports world
Identify potential stories by closely monitoring breaking news and trending topics via social media, Google, and other tools
Can connect with sources and obtain new sources for stories
Can consistently pitch new story ideas
BA/BS degree in journalism, English or related field
Demonstrated experience in print or online journalism at a recognized news organization
Possesses an understanding of the online media landscape
Strong editorial and communication skills
Comfortable with a fast-paced virtual newsroom
Snapshot of Benefits
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
Retirement Savings Plan (401K) with a percentage match
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Health Savings Account (HSA)
Reimbursement for business cell phone use per company policy
Employee Stock Option Plan (Publicly Traded Company – AREN)
Unlimited Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
12 Paid Holidays, including Juneteenth and New Year’s Eve
The Arena Group creates dynamic, digital destinations that delight consumers with stories and news about the things they love – their favorite sports teams, the inside scoop on personal finance, and the latest on lifestyle essentials. We are building out a robust media ecosystem that brings together consumers, publishers and advertisers with a proven strategy that brings sustainable performance growth in audience, engagement and monetization. We harness the authority of trusted brands and the editorial prowess of our leading writers and editors. Our destinations live on a robust technology platform that helps deliver best in class capabilities in direct sales and programmatic advertising, data, SEO, social, and operations.
The Arena Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.