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Sports Writing Tips

Do you like writing about sports?

If you want to become a sports writer, in this post you’ll find some advices to start your careerIf you are interested in sport journalism, you have to really like what you’ll be writing about and first af all, be passionate about sports!

Sports Journalism Writing Tips

Read sports-related articles. Familiarize yourself with the way a sports journalist writes. Study your favorite sports journalists to see why they might have become so successful.

Write. Practice writing your own sports articles, but also focus on writing, period. If you want to be a sports journalist, you’ll have to be a good writer and you’ll have to write about more than just sports. Sports writers ensure that fans are up-to-date on the latest developments and news on their favorite teams. In addition to writing about what happens in the games, sports writers may also write their opinion about trades, free agents, and coaching strategies.

Consider that more opportunities are online.

In order to become a sports writer, individuals can pursue a bachelor’s degree in journalism and develop experience in the field by writing for their collegiate sports teams. Prior experience in some form is typically required to get a job in this field.

Sports writing Internships

To start your career in sports writing you can consider to join RTR Sports Community!

become a sports writer join rtr sports community

Sports writing internships

Become an intern. Apply for an internship at your local newspaper or news station. Try to get the internship in the sports department so you can get exactly the kind of experience you need.

Apply for an entry-level job. If you interned at a specific newspaper, apply there first because they will be more likely to hire an intern they’ve worked with than someone outside the company.

If you’re having difficulty finding a full-time, regular job, consider freelancing and try your hand at freelance writing. Send queries to sports magazines and newspapers. If they like your query, they will hire you to write the article, and if they like your article, they may hire you on a contract basis or even full time.

Finally, build your network!

Join our community and become a Sport Writer with us! To join us click here 

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Riccardo Tafà
Riccardo nasce a Gulianova, si laurea in legge all’Università di Bologna e decide di fare altro, dopo un passaggio all’ ISFORP (istituto formazione relazioni pubbliche) di Milano si sposta in Inghilterra. Inizia la sua carriera lavorativa a Londra nelle PR, prima da MSP Communication e poi da Counsel Limited. Successivamente, seguendo la sua insana passione per lo sport, si trasferisce da SDC di Jean Paul Libert ed inizia a lavorare nelle due e nelle 4 ruote, siamo al 1991/1992. Segue un breve passaggio a Monaco, dove affianca il titolare di Pro COM, agenzia di sports marketing fondata da Nelson Piquet. Rientra in Italia e inizia ad operare in prima persona come RTR, prima studio di consulenza e poi società di marketing sportivo. 
Nel lontanissimo 2001 RTR vince il premio ESCA per la realizzazione del miglior progetto di MKTG sportivo in Italia nell’anno 2000. RTR tra l’altro ottiene il maggior punteggio tra tutte le categorie e rappresenta L’Italia nel Contest Europeo Esca. Da quel momento, RTR non parteciperà più ad altri premi nazionali o internazionali. Nel corso degli anni si toglie alcune soddisfazioni e ingoia un sacco di rospi. Ma è ancora qua, scrive in maniera disincantata e semplice, con l’obiettivo di dare consigli pratici (non richiesti) e spunti di riflessione.
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