Freelance Football Writer | Ryan Baldi

Hi Ryan, 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?

When did you know you wanted to work in football?

As a freelance writer for the likes of BBC Sport, The Guardian and others, what does a ‘normal’ week look like for you?

What are the most enjoyable and difficult parts of your role?

What’s been your standout moments/highlights so far?

Who are your favourite football writers at the moment and what do you think it is that makes them so brilliant?

What general advice would you give to those individuals looking to pursue a career in football writing? What are the key skills required?

I’m sure you’ve sent countless pitches in your time. In your opinion, what makes a good pitch? Any key advice you can share with freelancers at the start of their journey looking to pitch their stories/ideas to editors?

Working in sports can be hectic, so what do you do to switch off outside of work?

And finally Ryan, where can people find you on social media to connect?



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