Call for Football Writing Talent: FootballMatters.org
The National Football Foundation’s flagship media property, FootballMatters.org, is looking to expand its writing staff for the upcoming 2016 college football season.
Created by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, FootballMatters.org is an online destination dedicated to promoting the power of amateur football through exclusive features, columns, interviews, videos, special reports and series’, as well as breaking news, award announcements and original Hall of Fame content.
The mission of FootballMatters.org is to focus on the stories that evoke the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal, character building and the drive for academic excellence that exemplifies many of the young men who play football and the families who support them.
Writers for FootballMatters.org will produce stories from all levels of college and high school football. You will be comfortable interviewing everyone from head coaches and athletic directors of the largest college programs on down to football moms at the small high schools. Our goal is to combine compelling writing, storytelling and interviewing with engaging topics that promote the good in the game of football.
Writers are expected to pitch 2-3 stories a week, as well as have an interest in covering one of the prime feature wells.
Ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge of amateur football, have a strong list of bylines, be very active on social media and be comfortable meeting deadlines. Recent college graduates with school paper experience are encouraged to apply.
This is a paid, freelance position.
Writers interested please send a cover letter, resume and links to relevant samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org.