Kickstart placement – Football reporter

Location: Tottenham, London 

Salary details: London Living Wage (currently £10.85 per hour) for 25-hour week

Closing date: 11th June 2021

Important: To be eligible, you must be aged 16-24 and currently receiving Universal Credit. Consult with your work coach to check your eligibility. For more information, visit

About the role

This is a 25-hour per week role as a reporter for a growing group of independent community newspapers published by social enterprise Social Spider CIC.

Our newspaper, Tottenham Community Press is the only local publication based in and focused on Tottenham – and the role is to report on the local football club, Tottenham Hotspur. 

This means both reporting on Tottenham Hotspur football matches – both the Premier League men’s team and the Womens Super League women’s team – and also writing about the wider role of the football club within the local community. 

This role is suitable for someone who has strong written and oral communication skills in order to write reports and conduct interviews. It is not necessary to have prior paid experience in journalism, however strong knowledge of both Tottenham and football are essential – and some previous experience of writing about sport is desirable. 

The role will be based at Tottenham Community Press’s office at The Selby Centre, N17 8JL and will also involve spending some time at Social Spider’s office at The Mill, E17. It will also involve some remote working. 

How to apply

If you are eligible for the Kickstart scheme you can apply via your work coach.

For more information on the role email:

About Social Spider CIC

Social Spider Community Interest Company (CIC) is a not-for-profit social enterprise that publishes five community newspapers – and carries out research and consultancy projects focused on social enterprise and social innovation.

It is developing a new, sustainable social enterprise model for local news that holds power to accounts, and represents and amplifies the voices of local communities. 

For more information on Social Spider CIC’s approach to local news, go to: