The offseason is getting closer, which means things are getting a little quieter around here after the frantic nature of the regular season. So this seems like a good time to open the door for some people who want to write for the site and join the team. We've got a good group of contributors, but I'd like to add a few extra voices to the team.
I'm specifically looking for someone who wants to focus on the draft, possibly year-round, and a focus on draft profiles would be excellent. But other ideas are welcome too -- whether that's film breakdowns, a weekly column, covering news, doing a daily links post or something else.
Here's what I'm looking for:
1) Voice. Anything that makes you different from all the other football writers out there. Something that makes you, you -- whether that you is closer to Mina Kimes' clarity, Stephen White's breakdowns, or Greg Howard's snark, or anything else.
2) The ability to convey your thoughts. That usually means clear, concise writing -- but not always. You don't need a strong opinion and hedging and nuance are perfectly fine. We're not looking for Skip Bayless.
3) A concrete idea for what you'd like to focus on, and an idea of how much you'd be able and willing to write on a consistent basis.
Unfortunately, you generally will not be compensated for your work. I know, that's bad. There's the possibility for compensation depending on the consistency of your output, but it won't be much. At the same time, others have used opportunities like this as a way to get into the business in general. I can't blame you one bit if you're not interested in uncompensated labor, though.
If you're interested, send me a writing sample and a short, focused resume over at firstname.lastname@example.org. The writing sample should give me a good idea of the kind of content you want to produce. We're also looking to diversify our writing team, so please don't be scared to apply.