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June 28, 2016 by Steve Hill in Other with 0 comments
Ultiworld Disc Golf is hiring!
Our reporting continues to become more in-depth as we grow as a website. We are looking to continue that trend as we expand our team by hiring some new staff. And, yes, we mean hiring — these are paid positions. If you are interested in getting involved with a fast-growing, high-quality sports journalism brand, we want to hear from you.
Currently we are most interested in filling the following positions:
Do you have a knack for breaking down the nuances of throwing form to make it easier for people to understand? Or are you a master of the mental game? We’re looking to bolster our instructional offerings with writing that can make disc golf more accessible to a wide spectrum of players, from beginners to pros. Instructional writers can bring their own ideas to the table, or work with Ultiworld Disc Golf editorial staff to tackle specific topics. Ability to create an accompanying video is a plus, but not a requirement.
An example of our recent instructional content: Water Bottle Drill Helps Demonstrate Inward Pull And Outward Ejection
Long-Form Feature Writer
We are looking for one or two strong writers interested in working exclusively on long-form features, profiles, and reporting. The ability to interview a wide range of people on varied topics is a must. Experience writing 2000+ word articles or essays is a plus.
Writers should expect to work closely with Ultiworld Disc Golf editors to produce some of the best-written content that we publish. The ability to write on deadline is less important than the ability to tell a great story.
A recent feature: Where Are They Now? Josh Anthon
Columnists: Become A Voice
If you are an experienced player or teacher, and feel compelled to write about disc golf, we are interested in hiring you as a part of our columnist team. Whether you want to write opinion columns connected to the news cycle, write about high-level strategy, or something entirely different, there may be a place for you.
These positions operate outside of the normal news operation at Ultiworld Disc Golf, and are flexible in their format. We’re looking for strong, but reasonable voices who can express meaningful opinions without spinning into comments section-style ranting. Rules, etiquette, and any other newsworthy happenings are on the table.
Some examples of recent columns: Re-Energizing The St. Jude Disc Golf Charity Invitational / Errors In The Albatross Coverage Show Disc Golf’s Place In The Mainstream
To apply for any of the above positions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your credentials, why you would be a good fit for Ultiworld Disc Golf, which position you are applying for, a journalistic writing sample if you have one, and three story ideas relevant to your position. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line.
In general, we are looking for writers who can complete at least one piece per month, though obviously specifics may vary depending on position. If you think you could contribute to Ultiworld Disc Golf, but not specifically for one of the above positions, let us know! We are always looking for great people and new ideas.
Questions and comments can be directed to the same email address or left in the comments on this post.
Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!