Attention all sports fans with a knack for writing and blogging: we need your help. With the NFL season at its midway point and the 2014 NBA regular season about to tip off, Daily Game needs some more warm bodies to cover breaking sports news and provide analysis of the games and players that matter. That’s why we’re issuing this Help Wanted: Sports Writers for NFL and NBA alert.
We’re looking for fantasy sports fans, the guys and gals who live and breathe the NFL and NBA and are looking for a platform to share their thoughts. We’re looking for people who have opinions but thrive for posting breaking football news and the latest basketball headlines. If you’re passionate about sports and are looking for a national audience, we want to hear from you.
Daily Game writers contribute on a voluntary basis, with the payoff being public exposure and a highly visible platform. On occasion we get a chance to cover games for free and conduct interviews. The type of opportunity all depends on how seriously you take the position and where you want to go with it.
This site can be a great long-term place for sports writers, or it can be a springboard for larger paid sports journalism jobs. Since it’s monitored by several high-profile news sites, Daily Game is a great place to get exposure, gain a following and refine your knowledge of the news cycle and what people want to read.
Writing for Daily Game comes with a few ground rules:
- Knowledge of WordPress is required
- Articles must be no fewer than 225 words
- No blatant fanboy posts or poorly conceived pieces
- A journalism background and/or a journalism degree in progress is ideal
We’re currently looking for NFL and NBA writers to cover the beats below. Applicants may propose that they cover multiple beats, as long as they can commit to giving each assignment sufficient attention:
- NFL – AFC East
- NFL – AFC West
- NFL – AFC South
- NFL – AFC North
- NFL – NFC East
- NFL – NFC West
- NFL – NFC South
- NFL – NFC North
- NBA – Eastern Conference: Atlantic
- NBA – Eastern Conference: Central
- NBA – Eastern Conference: Southeast
- NBA – Western Conference: Southwest
- NBA – Western Conference: Northwest
- NBA – Western Conference: Pacific
If you’d like to write about sports for Daily Game, please send two writing samples and an email cover letter outlining your qualifications to Executive Editor Jonas Allen, whose email address is listed here. All sports writer openings shown above are available to start immediately for qualified writers.