Siren: A Women in Sport Collective is open and available to a variety of collaborations and partnerships to create content that supports and amplifies women in sport.
Siren comprises seven expert content creators with experience in journalism, creative writing, copywriting, editing, videography, photography, audio production, design, marketing, campaign design, content strategy, mentorship, research and analytics.
We are also available for media comment, contributing to panels and events and public speaking.
If you have a project or opportunity you need assistance with delivery, Siren is available to bring your idea to life. We can assist with a range of projects and are available to contract as a team or individually depending on the nature of the collaboration and specific needs of the project.
Find out more about the individual members of our collective here.
No idea is too big or small when it comes to celebrating women in sport and we welcome sports, teams, athletes, managers, sponsors, organisations, councils, schools, universities, media or any industry to contact us if you think we can help you create something for you.
In 2020 we have worked to deliver data on mainstream media coverage for research analysis, provide mentorship and skills to budding journalists, assisted with copywriting for industry and contributed to panels and events.
Each partnership and collaboration is different so feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Collaboration’ in the subject line and we can work through costs and delivery with you to suit your needs.
View our recent collaboration projects and work below.
Portfolio of Collaborations
Swinburne University partnership: mainstream sport media coverage of women in sport during COVID-19
In April 2020, Swinburne University of Technology’s Sport Innovation Research Group partnered with Siren: A Women in Sport Collective to track the coverage of women in sport by mainstream media when sports shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We've partnered with @Swinburne on a project to cover the coverage of #womeninsport over the next month to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on mainstream media reporting on women's sports.— Siren: A Women in Sport Collective (@Siren_Sport) April 14, 2020
Read how we'll approach this and what we've found so far:https://t.co/CkK5BFJUwB pic.twitter.com/R4XQXkEUFM
Siren collected data for Swinburne, which we published weekly, for a three month period after sports shut down to investigate how sports media covered sport when there was no sport, men’s or women’s, and what the coverage reflected. We knew coverage of women’s sports was nowhere near close to equitable, but what this research determined was this was still the case when there was no sport. Additionally, when sports media was scrambling to fill space with nostalgic lists and recommendations to fill the void sport left in the early stages of the pandemic, women’s sports were still omitted from the coverage.
Swinburne’s Sport Innovation Research Group are using this data for further analysis on current media practices and attitudes and have published this piece in The Conversation.
We're thrilled to see this article published in the @ConversationEDU today that we've been able to contribute key data through out partnership with @Swinburne on #womeninsport mainstream media coverage. We're not so thrilled by the results. Let's fix this.https://t.co/hq5d5yGjLq— Siren: A Women in Sport Collective (@Siren_Sport) May 15, 2020
This research work also attracted additional national media attention and was cited in The Sydney Morning Herald, Mama Mia, The Women’s Agenda, The Conversation, The Guardian and The Outer Sanctum podcast.
Deakin University: Work Integrated Learning internship program
Siren works with Deakin University to offer internships designed to give practical media skills and build a portfolio of published work to students.
These placement opportunities are made available to women completing degrees at Deakin in the faculty of Arts and Education who are looking to gain experience in media and journalism as they work through their degrees and look to enter the workforce.
This is an exciting initiative— Geelong Netball Club (@GeelongNetball) August 25, 2020
Siren places an intern from Deakin each trimester for 100 hours of work experience and mentorship.