As the 2023 season gets underway, Formula Scout is keen to grow its small but dedicated team to enhance its coverage of junior single-seater racing.
First established in 2011, Formula Scout is the home of original written content and independent journalism covering the junior single-seater ranks that lead to Formula 1.
In that time, not only have we followed numerous talented young drivers on their way to reaching the top of the sport, but we have also developed a proud record as a stepping stone for significant opportunities within motorsport media. Thanks in a large part to their work with Formula Scout, our writers have gone on to become full-time journalists for publications such as Autosport and The Race, or earn public relations and communications roles in F1 and other world championships.
Formula Scout continues to be led today by established motorsport media professionals who run the website to their own very high standards. Together with the rest of the team, they do this on a volunteer basis, so all roles are presently unpaid. But joining us will give you the chance to develop your skills with a platform that is well-respected in the industry, and could provide experience of reporting directly from racing paddocks.
Keeping pace with the ever-changing media landscape, Formula Scout launched its own podcast in 2020 and is also looking to continue developing its social media presence. We are especially keen to hear from anybody who believes they have the skills to lead our efforts in these particular areas, while also looking to welcome new editors and reporters to strengthen the website:
As Podcast Editor, your main focus will be on developing the Formula Scout Podcast, now in its fourth season. You will be responsible for planning, hosting and editing regular episodes, in consultation with the rest of the editorial team. Previous experience of podcasts or other broadcasting is beneficial, together with an understanding of how to make entertaining and engaging shows that people want to listen to.
As Social Editor, your priority will be to develop and manage Formula Scout’s main social media channels: Primarily Twitter, but also Instagram and Facebook. Rather than simply sharing website content, your focus will be on creating engaging and timely content that helps to grow Formula Scout’s audience and enhance the brand, including the development and use of attractive graphics.
As a News Editor, you will be part of the Formula Scout newsdesk and help to write news, reports and features across a wide range of championships. You will also edit and publish the work of others, ensuring it meets our high standards. You therefore need to have a very strong level of written English, and a working knowledge of the series we cover that extends beyond Formula 2 and Formula 3.
As a Reporter, you will contribute to Formula Scout with race reports from one or more championships. For example, you may be (or wish to be) an expert in a particular national Formula 4 series that we cover, or already be working as media in the paddock and want to help provide good English-language coverage for a global audience. There may also be opportunities to supply news or feature content, in consultation with the editorial team.
If you are interested in any of these roles, please send an email to email@example.com. Let us know which role(s) you feel you would be suited to and why, and what you can bring to the team. Give us an idea of your knowledge and experience levels, and feel free to provide examples of previous work.