I'll keep this as brief as possible: this site is looking to hire at least one but up to three new writers.
This site has changed and grown exponentially in the last year. Keeping up with the demands is a lot harder than folks imagine and it's a lot harder than it used to be. All of us here want to ensure the site continues to provide smart analysis, news updates and moving forward, more original content. In order to do that, we have to expand our thinly-stretched staff.
So if you've ever wanted to write about MMA and actually have people read it, now's your chance. Here's what you need to do:
- Register as a member of the site if you haven't already done so. I much prefer when folks register their real names, but it isn't a requirement.
- Begin posting FanShots and most importantly, FanPosts. There is a 75 word minimum to FanPosts, but don't go overboard and write something so long or so esoteric no one will read it. If your post is good, we'll promote it to the front page.
- Email me with your screen name and tell that you are interested in becoming a writer so I know which names to look out for in the FanPosts and FanShots section on the right.
- You will need to post consistently for about two weeks. That doesn't mean you must post everyday, but if I can't get an accurate sense of how you write, what you know and how often you'll be posting, I can't bring you on board.
What's in it for you? A few things, most notably, attention. Believe me when I tell you people read this site. Fans, strangers, fighters, managers, MMA journalists and the like all read what we produce. In addition, this site is now credentialed by every major MMA organization except the UFC. Granted, that's a big exception, but it's also the rule as far as new media goes. This site is looking for people who take MMA coverage seriously, so if you want to go to local or national shows as a member of the press, now you can. You'll also get the opportunity to interview fighters, managers, promoters and other notable figures. This site hasn't done a lot of that, but we plan on moving more in that direction this next year. Lastly, I have to be candid and say I can't offer you money. Yes, we are working on that everyday and are making significantly headway, but I can't promise it up front. However, there are other projects that haven't been announced that members of this site's staff are involved with that will pay. So, roundabout, don't expect it, but it can be there.
So, what are we looking for in new writers? Simple: you. We don't have any restrictions or solid criteria per se. We are interested in unique personalities that can translate that to "paper", write well, write informatively and know a fair amount about MMA. Given the exposure this site receives, we can only allow those who demonstrate commitment, some level of talent and hard work to come on board.
Let me know if you have any questions. Let the games begin.
p.s. If you don't want to write, but would be interested in an internship (college students get preference), let me know.