Position: Junior Technical Writer Location: The Blue Fin Building, London
Golf Monthly, the UK's leading golf media brand, is looking to fill an entry level position on its technical content (equipment and instruction) team, working across both digital and print platforms.
We are searching for a bright, articulate Junior Technical Writer to further enhance Golf Monthly's reputation as the most authoritative source of technical content. The successful candidate will have:
- A genuine passion for golf with a good understanding of all areas of the game, including golf equipment, and an appreciation of the technical aspects of the golf swing - An ability to write interesting and easy-to-understand practical content within the complex areas of equipment and instruction - The editing skills to adapt content to different print and digital platforms - Excellent time-management and organizational skills and be able to work to strict deadlines - An interest and keen understanding of social media - A willingness to work with key brands and figures within the golf industry to further build our reputation as the UK's leading golf media brand.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org including the following:
- CV - Covering letter explaining why you believe you are suitable for the role
- A list of your five favourite golf websites and brief summary of what makes them standout? - The five most interesting golf-related Twitter accounts you follow and brief summary of what makes them standout? - List three equipment launches that have caught your attention over the last 12 months and explain what made them standout? - Which Tour-player golf swings impress you most and why?
Closing Date: Friday 20 September, 2013
In his current role, Neil is responsible for testing drivers and golf balls. Having been a part of the Golf Monthly team for over 15 years and playing off a handicap of 3, he has the experience to compare performance between models, brands and generations. For 2022 he thinks the main trend in drivers is: "In a word, consistency. Whilst all the brands are talking about ball speed (and the new drivers are certainly long), my biggest finding has been how much more consistent the ball flights are. Mishits don't seem to be causing the same level of drop-off or increase in the spin numbers. This means that more shots seem to be flying the way you want them to!" As far as golf balls are concerned the biggest development is in the, "three piece, non-Tour, urethane-covered section. For regular golfers, these models offer superb performance at both ends of the bag without denting your wallet quite as much as the premium Tour-played options."
Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he is now the brand's Digital Editor and covers everything from Tour player interviews to gear reviews. In his time at Golf Monthly, he has covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points.
Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons (4-9): Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46˚, 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
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