The Chat Sports Journalism Program was created as a platform for aspiring sports writers to become the "voice of the fan" for their team. We are looking for smart, passionate writers who aspire to showcase their journalistic talents to a larger audience.
Our 200+ writers are powering millions of page views and have been featured on Yahoo Sports, Sports Illustrated and Fox News. Additionally, Chat Sports has been a launching pad for numerous writers' careers. Our alumni have landed prestigious writing gigs for companies like ESPN, Fox Sports, USA Today, The NBA, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the USTA.
As a writer on Chat Sports, some of the fun and unique opportunities you will have are:
We are looking for writers that can write about more than game analysis. Our writers cover juicy topics such as recruiting, draft coverage, player profiles, rumors, upcoming matchups & breaking news. If the article isn't awesome, it shouldn't be published.
You will be in charge of spreading the gospel of Chat Sports. From the Facebook fan pages to Twitter accounts, you are in control of your team's social media presence. Here is your chance to show your friends and the world how really, really ridiculously awesome you are. Web traffic is the name of the game---and social media powers web traffic.
In addition to your articles, Chat Sports features the best of the best content on your team from around the web. Blogs, local news, national sources and tweets are utilized to deliver a comprehensive news site. As a writer, you will be asked to monitor the quality of the featured content.
You will be given the opportunity to attend games as a member of the press. (free food too!)
From time to time, we may ask that you report on a specific topic that relates to your team as requested by the Chat Sports staff.
Here is your chance to be an influencer in a growing startup. This is your product. If we can improve a feature or user process, let us know! No hassles, just writing We take care of the design and programming. No fussing with coding or color schemes for our writers.
Remember, we are not looking for everyday writers. We don't want to put our readers to sleep with mind-numbing game summaries. At Chat Sports, we want entertaining, eye-popping articles that are filled with controversy, creativeness or humor. If you wouldn't share an article with your friends, it shouldn't be published on Chat Sports.