Ultiworld is Hiring: Business Development, Features, Women’s & Youth Reporting, Video Analysis, and More!

Ultiworld is hiring for its 2015 coverage.

Ultiworld is hiring!

Our reporting continues to become more in-depth as we grow as a website. We are looking to continue that trend as we expand our team by hiring some new staff. And, yes, we mean hiring — these are paid positions. If you are interested in getting involved with a fast-growing, high-quality sports journalism brand, we want to hear from you.

Currently we are most interested in filling the following positions:

Business Developer

This part-time position will work directly with Ultiworld’s core staff to cultivate our existing business relationships as well as identify new potential clients.

Primary duties include maintaining communications and relationships with existing clients and using data/analytics to determine pricing and attractive partnership options. Miscellaneous business-related tasks and housekeeping will also arise from time to time.

We’re looking for someone interested in learning about online marketing, but will prefer some amount of experience doing business development. A professional demeanor is a must, as is a willingness to reach out to new potential partners.

The job requires a high level of independence and initiative for variable pay. Salary is negotiable but has traditionally included a monthly stipend and commissions on sales. A working knowledge of the sport (and the business of the sport) are strong plusses, but not requisites.

Please send a resume and cover letter to editor@ultiworld.com to apply.

Video/Strategy Analysis

If you’ve been told you have a mind for the game, love watching video, or just think you can contribute to high level discussion of elite teams, we want you. As video becomes more pervasive and team strategy deepens, Ultiworld continues to invest in team breakdowns, tips for players, and analytic content.

This position doesn’t require any technical video experience or weekend availability; if you’re the right fit, then we can be flexible. Most of our analytical pieces are done in a longer timeframe, using a team approach to brainstorming and writing together. The end goal is clean, crisp, and polished pieces that bring offline Ultimate expertise to our online readers.

Requirements include a strong understanding of the game, individual initiative to explore video, and a natural dedication to create polished final products; a streak of perfectionism is a plus. Incentive-based pay for particularly well-crafted articles is available.

Applicants should include an outline or draft for a video analysis piece in their application. The outline, 100-200 words, should include the major themes that an article might address, specific plays showing the themes, and a couple video time stamps (from anything easily available online) that would correspond to the specifics. Feel free to share multiple ideas, but only one outline is needed. Send outline and any other relevant experience to editor@ultiworld.com to apply.

Feature/Long-Form and Assignment Writer

Ultiworld would like to expand and increase our feature-oriented and long-form writing. This is a great position if you think you have a story to tell, love writing, or want to be involved with our website without necessarily having to travel to tournaments.

We’re interested in hiring both writers with their own ideas and vision for potential stories, as well as writers who are interested in taking on feature assignments (e.g., player profiles) from our editors. The position allows more freedom when it comes to writing style and personal voice compared to our news and recap coverage.

For this position, a prior writing sample is required in the application and will be an important part of the evaluation process.

Women’s Writers and Tournament Reporters

We are looking for smart, capable writers/reporters/editors who know their local Ultimate community well. This position will be a blend of writing, facilitating coverage on a regional basis, and helping develop Ultiworld around different parts of the country. Be on the ground during a weekend of competition and follow the stories, interview players, and write about the teams. This is the fundamental work we do at Ultiworld — become a part of it.

We are particularly looking for reporters to cover the women’s division, especially in the West.

The ability to travel on (some) weekends for tournament coverage is required. (All travel expenses are paid). Writing, reporting, or editing experience preferred, but not required.

Youth Writers and Tournament Reporters

We are looking for smart, capable writers/reporters/editors who know their local Ultimate community well. This position will be a blend of writing, facilitating coverage on a regional basis, and helping develop Ultiworld around different parts of the country. Be on the ground during a weekend of competition and follow the stories, interview players, and write about the teams. This is the fundamental work we do at Ultiworld — become a part of it.

We are particularly looking for reporters to cover the youth division.

The ability to travel on (some) weekends for tournament coverage is required. (All travel expenses are paid). Writing, reporting, or editing experience preferred, but not required.

Pro League Experts

As the semi-professional leagues grow, we’d like to grow our coverage. We’re interested in hiring individuals who know their local pro division well. What new players are going to break out? Who’s doing a great coaching job? How is the local team doing at creating a fan-friendly atmosphere and cultivating interest from the community?

As a new position, we have less strict requirements or ideas about what this should be. If you think you might be a good fit or could add value to our semi-professional coverage, feel free to email us.

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Except as indicated otherwise, to apply for any of the above positions, please send an email to editor@ultiworld.com with your name, your credentials, why you would be a good fit for Ultiworld, which position you are applying for, a journalistic writing sample if you have one, and three story ideas relevant to your position. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line. In general, we are looking for writers who can complete at least one piece per month, though obviously specifics may vary depending on position (analysis pieces may be less frequent, tournament or semi-pro coverage may include multiple articles in a weekend, etc.). If you think you could contribute to Ultiworld, but not specifically for one of the above positions, let us know! We are always looking for great people and new ideas.

Questions and comments can be directed to the same email address or left in the comments on this post.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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