Footwear News: Freelance Features Writer – Sports and Athletic 

New York City, New York
Paid Hourly
May 10, 2019
Metro Area
New York

Footwear News: Freelance Features Writer – Sports and Athletic, the authority in shoes, is looking for features writer to tackle the biggest cultural and business issues facing athletic companies and sneaker brands. The coverage would straddle the worlds of financial reporting, news, sneakers, sports and social issues.


5-7 years of experience writing for a major digital publisher

Excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills

Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment

Ability to mine Google Trends, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit and other social media platforms for the most important trends and issues

Ability to pitch next-day issue pieces, features and analysis with a unique angle for


Can-do Attitude

Knowledgeable in AP style

Solid understanding of sports and sneaker beats

Excellent reporting skills

Contacts in the sneaker world

Clean copy

How to Apply:

Please send résumé and three relevant clips to

About Footwear News:

Footwear News is the publication of record for senior footwear and fashion executives, providing an insider’s perspective on top news, trends and strategies. FN keeps you and your business a step ahead on the retailing, manufacturing and financial aspects of the footwear industry. FN spotlights the hottest new designers, newsmakers, and business leaders, as well as reporting on the most groundbreaking fashion trends and more. Footwear News’ parent company, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is a leading digital media company, publishing, and information Services Company founded in 2003.

About PMC:

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit

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