Our next guest is former Colombia international turned TV Analyst & On-Camera Host, Melissa Ortiz.

Hi Melissa, a quick glance over your online bio and you will see Olympian, Former Pro Footballer, TV Analyst, In-Stadium Host for the New York Red Bulls, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Kickoff Coffee Company. I know there are more roles and projects you are involved with, in short, you are busy! Tell us about yourself, your journey and how you ended up where you are today.

Yes absolutely, so in a nut shell… I’m Colombian American, born in the US to Colombian parents and moved over to Colombia — the capital city, Bogotá.

I’ve represented the national team in the Olympics…

Our next guest is Freelance Football Host and Presenter, Alison Bender.

Hi Alison, thank you for taking the time to speak to us today. Can you tell our readers about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

I’m a freelance football host and presenter with over 20 years in the industry. …

During our weekly search for paid freelance football (soccer) opportunities, we would often stumble across opportunities from other sports such as American football, Basketball or Baseball.

When finding such opportunities, especially the great ones, it was often frustrating that we didn’t have a home to push them to. …

Our next guest is The Guardian’s women’s football writer, Suzanne Wrack.

Hi Suzanne, thanks for taking the time to speak to Freelance Football Opportunities today. Can you tell us about yourself, your journey and how you ended up women’s football writer for The Guardian?

I have taken an unusual route into sports journalism. I studied architecture at university with every intention of being an architect. I’ve always loved sport and football in particular but sports journalism never even crossed my mind as something…

Our next guest is the editor of The Set Pieces and freelance journalist, Chris Evans.

Photo credit: Nick Dawe

Hi Chris, thanks for speaking to Freelance Football Opportunities today. Can you tell us about yourself, your journey and how you ended up as the editor of The Set Pieces?

My story is probably quite unusual because I haven’t taken a particularly well-trodden route to this point. …

Our latest guest is Jon Birchall. Jon is currently the Audience and Content Director for Sport at Reach PLC. We are pleased and thankful to Jon for sharing his experience and insights within his professional career to date.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

Hello! My name is Jon Birchall and I’m the Audience and Content…

Our next guest is Jon Mackenzie. Jon is currently the Head of Content at Analytics FC and has taken on multiple freelance work throughout his career. We are thrilled and thankful to Jon who has provided great insight into his professional career.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

I suppose it’s always tempting in these sorts…

Our latest guest is freelance sports writer, Robin Bairner.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

I’ve basically been working in football journalism since I graduated from university and almost stumbled into the role. I actually studied geography and economics at the University of Edinburgh but graduated around the time of the financial crash, when there weren’t…

Our next guest is Creative Director, Matt Houston.

Tell us about yourself, what you currently do and how did you end up where you are right now?

Right now I am a full-time independent creative working with clients throughout the sports industry. Prior to getting into the sports creative industry, I was working in marketing which I think helped grow my design accounts in the early days. Most importantly…

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