We are looking to add writers to our website to help with all sorts of team coverage and various topics. Up front, this is not a payed position, so this would be a project out of passion and a way to get your voice heard. However, myself and other writers have used this position as a spring board other opportunities within SB Nation and other jobs.
Those of you who are regulars to the site know that we focus heavy on college football the most, and do a healthy amount toward college basketball and recruiting.
Below is what I am specifically looking for in terms of coverage. People can double up and handle one school, or just one sport. Also, having more than one person covering a sport is great as well. That just means you can write on a variety of topics rather than focus on the assigned stuff like previews and recaps.
Here is what I am looking for:
Football: San Jose State, UNLV and Wyoming are our major needs and we'd like to have more than one per team to help in coverage. Secondary need are Boise State and Nevada.
Recruiting: This can be wrapped in the above mentioned football program and are looking for people to write articles on mostly football, but would love basketball recruiting enthusiasts as well.
Social: We are looking for people to search Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for recruiting news to post quick hit articles called fan shots (check the link if you are not sure what they are). This would be towards recruiting coverage with offers and visits. Basically something to get the news out. This role could expand to recruiting writing but we have a gap to fill on this type of coverage and I'd like to fill that.
If you are interested in any other area of Mountain West coverage, let me know and we can go from there to see what type of fit one would be. Also, if a team is not listed and you are interested please reply at MountainWestFootball@gmail.com.
Here are the requirements I am looking for:
- Ability to write grammatically correct, and preferably AP style, but that is not required, and we will assist with style.
- Being a homer for one's school is perfectly fine, just don't go overboard with hate toward other teams.
- During football season we have game previews, recaps and game day vital info like location, TV time, radio, odds for each game, and in game updates. If there are more people assigned to a team this will broaden to included more stuff so that each writer has content to write about, but amount of articles I want per week stays the same. Also this will be split up between editors and other staff once we get into conference play.
- Preseason football content, which is about to ramp up, includes early previews of opponents during the summer, team position breakdowns in separate posts and fall camp updates.
During the season I would like to have previews, recaps and game day info for each game. Anything beyond that in season would be great, but not required. If we have multiple people on a team then we can break up those and also include news items through the week. There could be other things assigned from editors but usually two articles is what we ask a week.
We won't hold you back if you want to cover more topics or write more, but above is the minimum.
That pretty much sums it up, on what I am looking for. If you want more info just email me at MountainWestFootball@gmail.com.
So, if you are interested shoot me an email or just put a comment below gauging your interest. The way I will begin the process is asking for you to answer a few questions through email plus I would need a writing sample.