GiveMeSport

Writing Academy

  • Get your work published online
  • Receive professional training in online writing
  • Enhance your career prospects

The GiveMeSport Syllabus

Complete the GiveMeSport Syllabus and earn yourself a recognised qualification in online journalism. Learn more

Paid internships

Come into our office to gain writing experience - and we'll pay you for your efforts! Learn more

Get Your Work Published

Get your work published, create an online portfolio & have your work read by millions of sports fans all over the world. Learn more

About the Academy

The GiveMeSport Academy provides training and career opportunities for the next generation of superstar sport journalists.

We are dedicated to helping aspiring sports writers gain an edge on rivals, giving them a chance to have their work read by millions of fans across the world.

During paid internships at our office in London we provide professional training in online writing, editing, publishing and promotion through both organic and paid social channels.

The GiveMeSport Syllabus is taught to Academy members during this time and enables them to earn a recognised qualification in online sport journalism. Our aim is to help young writers reach the required level to get a job with GiveMeSport or be employed by another online publisher.

We want to produce stimulating and opinionated content that offers an alternative angle on the biggest talking points in sport. That means writing about what the fans are interested in!

If this sounds of interest to you, then sign up today!

Contact Details

  • academy@givemesport.com
  • +44 (0)207 195 0036

GiveMeSport Writing Academy - The GiveMeSport Syllabus

During paid internships, our passionate team will take Academy members through our GiveMeSport Syllabus and ensure they are equipped to make a mark in digital sports journalism.

These are the nine modules that will be covered.

  • An introduction to sport journalism
    • How the landscape is changing
    • Why GiveMeSport is different to other publishers
  • Story selection
    • Types of stories
    • How to find a story
  • How to structure a story
    • Traditional writing
    • News writing for an online audience
    • Feature writing for an online audience
  • The process of writing
    • Things to avoid
    • Our house style
    • Our Editorial rules
    • Word count
  • Publishing
    • Choosing the right headline
    • Selecting an image
    • Headings and hyperlinks
    • Embedding media
    • Tagging
  • Promotion
    • Facebook marketing: organic and paid
    • News aggregation
    • Other paid services
  • Stats
    • The basics explained
    • The most important numbers
    • Why stats feed editorial decisions
  • Legal
    • Knowing your rights as an intern
    • How to avoid slander and libel
    • Image rights
    • Video rights
  • Advertising
    • How money is made
    • How advertising is changing

GiveMeSport Writing Academy - Paid internships

We offer paid internships to sport journalism students and members of The Academy who have demonstrated a willingness to expand their knowledge and enhance their skills.

Your time and talents will be valued during your stay with us - you won't be making tea! We will make you a member of our editorial team and take you through the GiveMeSport Syllabus.

If you are interested in these opportunities then drop us a line - academy@givemesport.com

GiveMeSport Writing Academy - Get your work published

GiveMeSport has a global audience in the millions and our readers are just as passionate about sport as you are.

We'll want you to produce stimulating and opinionated content that creates debate and engages fans to have their say on the biggest talking points in sport.

You can submit articles as little or often as you like. Just make sure you're writing about what the fans are interested in!