April 4, 2018 by Charlie Eisenhood 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:
We are in search of a new managing editor for our disc golf coverage. This will be a significant part time opportunity that may include paid travel. The ideal candidate may be someone looking to supplement another freelance or part time job, or someone looking for a flexible work arrangement.
The exact responsibilities are somewhat flexible and dependent on skillset, but will include some of the following:
- Vision: Help ensure that Ultiworld is covering the right stories, and guide our coverage.
- Writing: Ability to offer perspective on news and players of interest.
- Editing: Ability to guide writers on stories and direct our coverage at a high level. Copy editing a plus.
- General strategy and consulting: This position will have a sizable influence on the website’s day to day operations. The ideal applicant will be enthusiastic and knowledgable about disc golf.
We are looking for a candidate who is both an experienced writer/editor and a knowledgable disc golfer. Insight or interest in the disc golf news cycle is a plus.
Applicants should send a resume, 1-2 writing samples, and a short description of their potential availability; cover letter is optional.
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: Translating A Traditional Golf Idea Into A Putting Practice Routine
Do you love getting your hands on new plastic? Can you identify and describe the finer points of a disc’s flight? We’re looking for some smart, innovative writing for a new product reviews section of Ultiworld Disc Golf. Whether it’s a disc, a bag, or a sweat-wicking polo, we want someone who can break down the pros and cons of new gear for a wide audience. A little plus: you’ll get to keep any gear you review!
Do you love to watch disc golf? This is the role for you! We’re looking for someone who can watch a ton of footage and help us identify highlight-reel throws, funny moments, and more from the tape. For those interested, there could be an opportunity to put together some writing about the clips as well, but simply identifying cool stuff is the biggest need. Make a little money while you watch disc golf!
We are looking for a few new voices to join our reporting team and help us coordinate coverage of tournaments. Much of this work would take place remotely and fits a more traditional sports writing mold with recap writing, getting interviews with top pros, and submitting pieces on deadline. There would be an opportunity for some travel to important tournaments as well (all expenses paid).
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!