Football Data Editor (Arabic) - Casual

Department: Data Editorial

Job Title: Data Editor – Central (Football)

Reports to: Senior Data Editor - Football

Location: Feltham or Leeds, UK

Hours of Work: Casual (24 hours per week on average)


Opta are looking for a Casual/Part-time Football Data Editor to join their data editorial team, based in either Feltham or Leeds. As a member of the data editorial team you will use your extensive knowledge of football to spearhead Opta’s offerings to the sports content industry across the globe. This is an entry-level opportunity for people seeking to work in the rapidly growing sports data industry. The role will require weekend and evening work.


  • Ability to speak and write fluently in both English and Arabic – other languages also desirable.
  • A broad knowledge of and keen interest in UK football, not only the Premier League.
  • A knowledge of European football, mainly Spain, France, Italy and Germany.
  • Ability to produce data-focused content to a high standard and work to tight deadlines. Accuracy is paramount.
  • Understanding of how raw data can be turned into compelling insight and sharable content.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is essential.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to the changing demands of the role.
  • Must be able to work in a team and be prepared to learn on the spot and use initiative.
  • Patience, common sense and the ability to learn quickly are key attributes to this role.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technology is vital.
  • Forward thinking with the desire to push the company forward and develop new ideas and strategies.
  • Ability to fit the needs of football schedules, so evening and weekend shift work are to be expected.

You can apply for the role through sending your CV and Cover Letter here