Part of the mission of the FanSided Network is to encourage our community of readers to share their passion, unique views, and thoughts on their favorite teams. Our writers don’t hold back and we don’t expect our readers to either. We want to give you the best coverage and opinions on your favorite team from the fan perspective that is so often missing from traditional sports media. We believe sports coverage doesn’t have to be dry, boring, and without opinion.
As a result, we are expanding our staff here at Ramblin’ Fan to give you more content and a broader perspective. We are currently accepting applications for open staff writer positions.
Staff writers are only required to publish one article per week. These positions are strictly volunteer and are unpaid. But some of our former writers have moved into paid staff positions as vacancies and opportunities arose. Being a writer for a FanSided blog also offers excellent exposure, opportunities to talk to and meet players/coaches, and a chance to sharpen not only your writing skills, but your perspective of your favorite team. There is tremendous opportunity for growth within FanSided to those who seek it. FanSided is currently partners with Sports Illustrated, Rant Sports and The Bleacher Report. And your articles will be featured on their websites as well!
Prior experience in writing in an online platform is always beneficial, but certainly not required. The most important thing is that you bleed Blue & Gold and share your passion for this team. With a growing collection of writers within the network there is a great group to learn from, network with, and help you out along the way – making this a great place to get started if you’re an aspiring journalist, budding writer, or just simply someone looking to expand upon a hobby. A number of former FanSided writers have gone on to full-time careers at local newspapers or national publications, with a few even landing positions working closely with the team. We’re firm believers in creating opportunities for our own here at FanSided, as every member of our network’s leadership has been promoted from within.
Think you might have some interest in joining the team or do you know someone who would? Head on over and complete our online application. You’ll be asked to share some insight into why you’d like to join us and for a sample of your writing. We’ll be in touch from there and will be happy to answer whatever questions you might have as we further discuss some of the expectations that we ask from our writers. Feel free to e-mail us with questions at [email protected] or [email protected]