Suzanne Wrack | Women’s Football Writer

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?

It’s no secret that working in sports can be a 24/7 job, if there is a ‘normal’ week, what does that look like for you?

What is your number one focus when it comes to your work?

What is the most enjoyable part of your role?

What is the most difficult part of your role?

When did you know you wanted to work in football?

Throughout your career to date, you’ve interviewed many players and covered big football tournaments, any standout interviews or fond memories you’d like to share?

Who are your favourite 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?

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