On the Forecheck is hiring writers
Read on to see if one of these opportunities is the perfect fit for you.
At On the Forecheck, we strive to bring you coverage of the Predators that’s informative and entertaining. To continue that mission, we’re adding a few contributors to our staff.
On the Forecheck is looking for writers who are interested in advanced statistical analysis, game recaps, and/or general coverage with a sense of humor. Keep reading to find out which of these roles might be the best fit for your interests and talents.
What do these roles entail?
The writers will be responsible for writing posts about the Predators on agreed-upon topics and schedules. We have openings for multiple contributors, and are looking for specific skill sets for each.
Hockey analytics contributor:
Are you adept in applying advanced analytics to explain what’s happening on the ice? This might be the role for you. We’re looking for someone who can apply advanced analytics (either existing ones, or ones of their own creation) to their writing to enlighten readers about the Predators’ performance.
Game recap contributor:
This one is pretty self-explanatory. We’re looking for someone with a solid understanding of hockey and an ability to clearly and concisely explain what just happened to our readers. Recaps are posted shortly after each games end, so this role requires the ability to work quickly and accurately on tight deadlines.
The title isn’t flashy, but we’re looking for writers who can have fun in this role. Do you have a great sense of humor, and are you prepared to apply that to writing about the Preds? Then this may be the perfect fit for you.
What general qualifications should you have?
Our best candidates will:
- Have a passion for the Predators and will already be familiar with On the Forecheck.
- Be able to produce and edit clean copy.
- Be comfortable working in a remote environment.
- Have a skill set, availability, and experience that lines up with the specific role you’re applying to fill.
- Previous hockey or sportswriting experience in general is preferred. /
How do you apply?
To apply, please submit a cover letter specifying which role(s) you’d like to be considered for and an explanation of why you’re the best candidate for the opportunity, a resume detailing any previous sportswriting experience, and a writing sample that is tailored to the role you’d like to fill. You must submit all three items to be considered.
If you have questions about the application process or On the Forecheck or SB Nation in general, reach out to Jeanna Thomas, SB Nation’s Senior Talent Manager for Team Brands, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vox Media, SB Nation, and On the Forecheck are committed to bringing you coverage of the Predators from a diverse array of voices and perspectives. If your experience and background do not 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.