Sports Journalist

Posted On: June 29, 2011


Media Organization: Chat Sports

Company Description

Chat Sports, Inc. is an angel-funded startup based in San Francisco, California. The Company strives to heighten sports audience interaction to a new level by delivering fanbase social networking, comprehensive real-time news and elaborate media mashups. Users generate the content on the websites while Chat Sports provides them with a fan-centric platform to create and interact. With individual websites devoted to each professional sports franchise in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL as well as most NCAA schools, Chat Sports displays the highest quality and most relevant content associated with every team it covers. With these local networks, Chat Sports aims to redefine the sports fan experience one franchise at a time. Chat Sports – Built for Fans. Built by Fans.

Job Description

The Chat Sports Premium Blogger Program was created as a platform for bloggers or aspiring journalism students to become the “voice of the fan” for their team. We are looking for smart, passionate writers and students who aspire to showcase their journalistic talents to a larger audience.

As a writer on, you will have a number of opportunities and responsibilities:

1. Compelling, original content-
We are looking for writers that can write about more than game analysis. Our writers
cover topics such as recruiting, draft coverage, player profiles, rumors, upcoming matchups, breaking news, state of the team and “Way Back When” – a look at glory days from past seasons.

2. Media Credentials-
You will be given the opportunity to attend games of your team as a member of the press. (free food too!)press. (free food too!)

3. Monitor and utilize social media-
You will be in charge of spreading the gospel of Chat Sports on the Facebook fan page and Twitter account you are given for your team. Web traffic is the name of the game--- and social media powers web traffic.

4. Monitor site content-
In addition to your articles, Chat Sports features the best of the best content on you team from around the web. Blogs, local news, national sources and Twitter are some of the top resources we utilize to deliver a comprehensive news site. As a blogger, you will be tasked with monitoring the quality of the featured content. Also, keep your eye on Twitter to ensure the Twitter accounts of athletes on your team are being featured.

5. Spearhead investigative assignments as requested by the Chat Sports staff -
From time to time, we may ask that you report on a specific topic that relates to your

6. Product Influence-
This is your product. If we can improve a feature or user process, let us know!

7. No hassles, just writing-
We take care of the design and programming. No fussing with coding or color schemes for our writers.

All interested candidates should send an email to our blogging recruiter James at and tell him about yourself, your educational and career goals and your passion for the team of your choice!

To Apply

Email all applications to