Freelance, Part-Time, Occasional
Contributor, Swish Appeal (women’s basketball) – contract
at Vox Media
Remote — anywhere
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Swish Appeal, the SB Nation blog covering the WNBA and women’s college basketball, is looking for a new contributor to add to its staff. We value writers that help enrich discussion on our sites, promote our material on social media and cover everything entailed with basketball. Bring your strong voice and opinions and share your thoughts with the world.
We’re looking for someone who can commit to one article per week. Story topics include game previews, next-day game analysis, team previews, season previews, off-court news and analysis, breaking news, and other topics as appropriate. We need a writer who can be reliable with deadlines, but also willing to be flexible as needed due to the news cycle and other factors. Familiarity with and a comfort level writing about the WNBA, NCAA women’s basketball, and FIBA and the Olympics is necessary.
Our best contributor candidates will:
Have a passion for women’s hoops and already be familiar with SB Nation’s voice and standards.
Be able to channel that passion into competent arrangements of words consistent with AP Style and the Swish Appeal Style Guide that effectively communicate their ideas.
Have a familiarity with existing coverage in the women’s hoops space.
Take genuine pride in their writing, discussions and how they gather facts and data to back them up.
Be comfortable working in a remote environment.
You are an active member of one of our communities who submits FanPosts or FanShots or are very interested in figuring out how the site operates and communicates.
You are active on Twitter and/or Facebook, spending time looking for fresh news and analysis of your team.
You enjoy discussing your team on our website(s) and want to enrich the discussion in our comments.
You are a self-starter, someone who can take initiative with respective tasks.
This is a part-time, remote contractor position that pays a monthly stipend. If your background and experience don’t perfectly align with every single thing we’re looking for, but you believe you have the potential to thrive in this role, we encourage you to apply.
Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.
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