Posted On: August 7, 2013
Media Organization: Chat Sports, Inc.
Our mission is to enhance the lives of sports fans by providing the web’s first curated sports interface personalized to each fan’s specific interests, using next generation technology and an intuitive, beautiful design.
We are redefining the sports news experience by delivering a customized sports page that becomes smarter each time you use it.
Located in the heart of San Francisco's SOMA district, we're a growing startup dedicated to changing the way fans get their sports news.
The Chat Sports Journalism Program was created as a platform for aspiring sports writers to become the "voice of the fan" for their team. We’re looking for smart, passionate writers looking to showcase their writing skills for a larger audience.
Some of our 200+ writers have been featured on Yahoo Sports, Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports. Additionally, Chat Sports has been a launching pad for numerous writers' careers. Our alumni have landed prestigious writing gigs for companies like ESPN, Fox Sports, USA Today, the NBA, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and the USTA.
As a writer for Chat Sports, some of the exciting opportunities you’ll have are:
• Creating compelling, original content
We’re looking for writers who can do more than write game analysis. Chat Sports writers profile top recruits, coordinate draft coverage, interview star players, analyze trade rumors, and cover breaking news.
• Spearheading investigative assignments
From time to time, we may ask you to report on a specific topic related to your team – it’s up to you to get the quotes and information that’ll make the story come together.
• Maintaining site content
In addition to your articles, Chat Sports features the best of the best content on your team from around the web. Blogs, local news & national sources are curated to create the web’s most comprehensive home for sports news. As a writer, you’ll be asked to monitor the quality of the featured content for the team(s) you cover.
• Product Influence
Here’s your chance to be an influencer in a growing startup. This is your product – If we can improve a feature or user process, let us know! We take care of the design and programming, and there’s no fussing with coding or color schemes for our writers.
• Build a Following
We will soon be introducing a feature to allow writers to build a following of Chat Sports members. As you increase your followers, you’ll have the opportunity to influence a larger audience of sports fans.
• Obtaining Media Credentials
Once you are a proven journalist, you’ll be given the opportunity to attend games as a member of the press (and eat some free food, too!).
Remember, we aren’t looking for average sports writers. We don’t want to put our readers to sleep with mind-numbing game summaries. At Chat Sports, our writers create entertaining, eye-popping articles filled with creativity, controversy and humor. If you wouldn’t share your work with your friends, it shouldn’t be published on Chat Sports.
All interested candidates should send an email to our Content Manager Roger Kristof (firstname.lastname@example.org). Attach a writing sample, or a link to one, that you think showcases your strengths as a writer, and tell us about yourself, your goals as a writer and your passion for the team of your choice!