We surveyed 263 sports writers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical sports writer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a sports writer?

Low

High

Working as a sports writer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a sports writer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a sports writer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a sports writer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a sports writer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for sports writers.

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Do sports writers work full-time or part-time?

33% of sports writers work in full-time roles while 67% work part-time.