Writers

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:41 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Type: 
Part time
Opportunity: 
Internship
Details: 

We currently operate with a staff of 30+ writers, covering football, basketball, baseball, college lifestyle and much more.

We are partnered with the Fox Sports Engage Network, Rant Sports, the College Football Hall of Fame, Bleacher Report and others. We have also been featured on CBS, ESPN, SI.com, Bleacher Report and more. 

With the continued growth and development of the site, we are looking to bolster our staff with eager writers looking to gain experience in the journalism field. 

We are looking for students with strong work ethic who would be willing to commit and dedicate themselves to our long term future, and building the Campus Sports brand.

We offer young writers and editors the opportunity to gain valuable experience and build a portfolio in the field of journalism, specifically sports journalism. Our site covers everything from college football to campus life, and we know that there are no better people to cover those topics than college students.

Hours per week: 1-2 articles per week (3-5 hours)

Paid or unpaid: Unpaid

Openings and requirements
Columnists:
Columnists will be required to provide in-depth analysis and/or share their opinion about the hottest topics in college sports. All candidates must use their own equipment and the ability to hit scheduled deadlines. Columnists will work from home.

News writers. News writers must show the ability to produce content in a timely manner. News writers must be able to self-motivate and actively search for the latest breaking news and hot button issues in the college sports world. All candidates must use their own equipment and have flexible schedules that would allow the ability to cover the news in real-time. News writers will work from home.

Campus lifestyle writers. Lifestyle writers will focus not only on what is happening on campus, but what is being talked about. From uniform news to viral videos and feel-good stories on campus, lifestyle writers will cover a wide variety of topics. All candidates must use their own equipment and the ability to work on-call. Lifestyle writers will work from home.

Other requirements
• Writing talent and a genuine love for writing/sports
• Understanding of punctuation and proficiency in basic grammar
• Originality and enthusiasm
• Ability to self-edit and use of self-promotional tools (social media: Twitter, Facebook, Reddit)
• WordPress knowledge is a plus, but not required
• Strong communication skills

Any student interested should supply an original 300-500 word sample. 

To apply: All interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and original 300-500 word sample to the appropriate contact

Contact: cam@campussports.net or contact@campussports.net