Title: News Desk writer, Celtics Blog (Boston Celtics) – Contract
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Vox Media’s SB Nation is the fastest-growing online sports media brand and the largest network of more than 300 individual fan-centric sports communities, including SBNation.com, our national flagship property. Our network is powered by the most respected web-native sports journalists. One part of our network needs a new steady hand, and that’s where you come in.
Celtics Blog, the SB Nation blog covering the Boston Celtics,is looking for a news desk writer. This is the lifeblood of the blog. Whenever news breaks, whether it’s a trade, an injury update, or even just covering press conferences, the news desk writer is expected to post it as soon as possible. Our readers are some of the most active commenters at SBNation and we like to give them an outlet to express themselves. The keys to the position are availability and speed. (Bonus points for adding in your own voice.) Most news will come over the wire in the morning or early afternoon and we need our news desk writers to get something up as soon as possible. You are welcome to write longer feature-type articles as well, but the news would be your focus for this position.
Our best candidates will:
- Have a passion for the Celtics and will already be familiar with the culture and community at Celtics Blog.
- Understand how to use popular social media networks, like Twitter and Facebook, and be willing to adapt to new best practices.
- Be able to produce and edit clean copy.
- Be comfortable working in a remote environment.
- Previous writing experience about the Celtics, the NBA, or basketball in general is preferred.
This is a contractor position that pays a monthly stipend.
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.
If your experience and qualifications don’t align exactly with what we’re looking for, but you believe you have the ability to thrive in this role, we encourage you to apply. To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining why you’re the best candidate for the role, a resume detailing any previous writing experience, and a basketball-related writing sample that showcases your unique voice and perspective.