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The Athletic seeks a staff writer, US soccer

March 15, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Athletic is seeking a North America-based soccer staff writer to work with some of the best sports writers in the world and a talented team of editors to produce compelling, insightful, ground-breaking journalism. This is a full-time position.

The right candidate will have experience reporting on the world of American soccer, especially within the world of Major League Soccer and the USMNT. A demonstrated ability to break news is preferred, but a willingness to collaborate with editors and writers across the company is a must. The right candidate should also be comfortable writing features and explainers that break down major events in American soccer for a broad audience. Proficiency in a language other than English is a plus. Some night and weekend work will be required.


  • Reporting and writing multiple stories per week about American soccer
  • Collaborating with other soccer writers in the U.S. and abroad to break news and contextualize big stories
  • File clean copy and meet deadlines
  • Take on assignments from editors and generate your own story ideas


  • Five or more years of experience in sports journalism, and/or a newsroom preferred
  • Deep knowledge of American soccer
  • An existing network of sources
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends
  • This is a full-time, remote position that will require occasional travel

Salary: $52,500 – $70,000 a year

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