Join our writing team and dive into the world of motorsport journalism!
Are you passionate about motorsport? Do you dream of sharing your insights, analysis, and captivating stories with a wide audience? Look no further! TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk is seeking dedicated contributors like you to join our writing team.
As a voluntary role, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience in the dynamic world of motorsport journalism. We provide a platform for you to showcase your talent, express your unique perspective, and contribute to the vibrant motorsport community.
By joining our team, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits:
- Experience and Exposure: Gain hands-on experience in motorsport journalism, sharpen your writing skills, and build an impressive portfolio that will set you apart from the competition.
- Access to Races: Get a chance to attend thrilling races, immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere, and witness the action firsthand. Capture the essence of the events and bring the excitement to our readers.
- Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry professionals, fellow journalists, and enthusiasts who share your passion for motorsport. Expand your network and open doors to potential future opportunities.
- Stepping Stone to a Career: Our platform can serve as a launching pad for your motorsport journalism aspirations. Many of our former contributors have gone on to secure full-time positions in renowned media outlets.
Join us in delivering high-quality, engaging content across various motorsport disciplines, including Formula 1, IndyCar, Formula E, WEC, BTCC, British GT, NASCAR, and more. From race reports and feature articles to exclusive interviews and insightful analysis, your contributions will shape the motorsport conversation.
If you’re ready to embark on this exciting journey, simply fill out the application form below, tell us about your passion for motorsport, and provide us with a writing sample that showcases your skills.
Join our team of dedicated motorsport enthusiasts and become an integral part of our mission to deliver top-notch motorsport coverage to our ever-growing audience.
Start your journey with TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk today, and let your voice be heard in the thrilling world of motorsport!
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
At The Checkered Flag, we believe that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are fundamental pillars within the motorsport industry. We are committed to fostering an inclusive community that celebrates diversity and ensures equal opportunities for all. Embracing diverse perspectives and experiences not only enriches our content but also strengthens the motorsport community as a whole. We actively support initiatives that promote diversity, strive for equality, and eliminate barriers within the industry. Together, let’s drive positive change and create a more diverse and equitable future for motorsport.
- Formula 1 – General news, features and more
- Formule E – General Championship coverage & reports, features and more
- World Rally Championship – General Championship coverage & reports, features and more
- DTM – General Championship coverage & reports, features and more
- FIA WEC – General Championship coverage & reports, features and more
- FIA ELMS – General Championship coverage & reports, features and more
- IMSA – General Championship coverage & reports, features and more
- British GT – General Championship coverage & reports, features and more
- GB3 – General Championship coverage & reports, features and more
- British F4 Championship – General Championship coverage & reports, features and more
- If you would like to write about something that is not listed above, get in touch with us as we are always looking for opportunities to expand our coverage
“Covering the GB3 Championship and the FIA Formula 3 Championship for The Checkered Flag has been the biggest springboard in my career so far.
“Reporting on eight GB3 rounds from the paddock, and Formula 3 from the paddock at the British Grand Prix, has been a privilege and one I wouldn’t have been afforded without getting press passes through TCF.
“While at TCF, I’ve gone from never having written a race report before, to having reported on over fifty races in-person and remotely, and thanks to the opportunities they gave me I’m now an FIA-accredited motorsport journalist.
“I’m now moving into my dream full-time job in motorsport PR; I couldn’t have got to where I am now without TCF taking a chance on me and giving me so many opportunities. I can’t recommend them highly enough for young journalists looking to develop their skills and experience.”
– Former contributor Michael Callendar
Please remember to include any relevant experience and samples of your work, also don’t forget to mention the series you are interested in covering.
*Please note that we cannot offer payment for contributors’ positions but we will support you by giving you industry experience and also the benefits that go with it, e.g. After you have proven yourself, where possible we will arrange media passes for you to visit races to report live from the circuits.
“The Checkered Flag is a great publication to write for with plenty of resources and opportunities to attend motorsport events as accredited media personnel.
“I joined the team with minimal experience in the journalism world and I have since picked up a number of skills which has helped to progress my career as a motorsport journalist.
“Whether you’re starting your career or just want to write as a hobby, TCF is a brilliant team to be a part of.”
– Former contributor Ashley Hambley