Remote | Freelance
The Cannon

Title: Writer, The Cannon (Columbus Blue Jackets) – Contract

Location: Remote

Vox Media contributors thrive on innovation and change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, and improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology and the world around them. The Vox Media house of brands includes industry-leading media forces like SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode, Racked and Polygon, and reaches an audience of hundreds of millions, generating over a billion content views each month.

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, our national flagship property. Our network is powered by the most respected web-native sports journalists. One part of our network needs some new voices, and that’s where you come in.

The Cannon, the SB Nation blog covering the Columbus Blue Jackets, is hiring writers. The writers will be responsible for writing posts about the Blue Jackets on agreed-upon topics and schedules. We have openings for two contributors to join our team.

Ideally, we’d like to bring on at least one candidate who is local to the Columbus, Ohio, area and available to occasionally attend practice or media availability.

Our best candidates will:

  • Have a passion for the Blue Jackets and will already be familiar with The Cannon.
  • Be able to produce and edit clean copy.
  • Be comfortable working in a remote environment.
  • Follow junior hockey, European hockey, and/or NCAA prospects.
  • Be skilled with analytics.
  • Have previous playing or coaching experience to do Xs and Os analysis.
  • Previous hockey or sportswriting experience in general is preferred.

These are remote contractor positions that are compensated with a monthly stipend. Some daytime availability is preferred. To apply, submit a resume detailing any relevant experience, a cover letter explaining why you’re a great candidate for this opportunity, and a hockey-related writing sample that showcases your strengths and voice. Your application will not be considered if you do not include these three items.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. If your experience and qualifications do not exactly align with what we’re looking for, but you believe you can thrive in this role, we encourage you 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.