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Ultiworld is Hiring: Executive Editor, Women’s & Youth Reporting, and Video Analysis

There are multiple new positions available at Ultiworld.

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 ‚ÄĒ 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:

Executive Editor

We’re looking to hire a new executive editor who will occupy both a key public-facing role and be an internal leader within our team.

We envision paying this position a significant part time salary, depending on availability and fit, and we’re requesting (at least some) normal business hour availability.¬† The ideal candidate may be someone looking to supplement another freelance or part time job, or someone looking for a flexible work arrangement.

The exact responsibilities are somewhat flexible, but will include some of the following:

  • Assignment brainstorming: Help ensure that Ultiworld is covering the right stories, and guide our coverage.
  • Editing: Especially for feature writing, columnists, and analysis content.
  • Writing: Ability to offer perspective on news, teams, and players of interest. Offering a different perspective or style from Charlie Eisenhood is a plus, as is an ability to write coaching or analysis content.
  • General strategy and consulting: This position will have a large daily influence on the website’s content and daily working. The ideal applicant will be enthusiastic about Ultimate and a self-starter.

While applicants need not be star players or Club Nationals mainstays, some degree of experience, expertise, or connections in the competitive Ultimate community is a plus.

Applicants should send a resume, 1-2 writing samples, and a short description of their potential availability; cover letter is optional.

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.

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 ‚ÄĒ become a part of it.

We are particularly looking for reporters to cover the women’s 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.

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 ‚ÄĒ 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.

Select Mens 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 ‚ÄĒ become a part of it.

We are particularly looking for reporters to cover the North Central, South Central, Midwest, and Northwest club scene.

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.

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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!

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