Join the team!
September 13, 2017 by Charlie Eisenhood in Other with 0 comments
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:
Opinion Columnists: Become A Voice
If you are an experienced player or coach, or you are a passionate thinker that feels compelled to write about ultimate, we are interested in hiring you as a part of our columnist team.
We are looking to hire one to two regular opinion columnists. We are particularly interested in a female writer.
Former regular columnists include Tiina Booth and Kyle Weisbrod.
We are looking to expand our team of instructional writers to contribute to our Tuesday Tips column and similar features.
Do you have a knack for breaking down the nuances of an offense to make it easier for people to understand? Do you teach young players or beginners? Are you a master of mental game? We’re looking to bolster our instructional offerings with writing that can make ultimate more accessible to a wide spectrum of players.
Ideal candidates will be able to contribute articles twice a month and complement writing with accompanying graphics (photos, drawings, video clips, etc.). Interfacing with colleagues and editors to implement long-term planning and execution of instructional content will also be required.
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 analytical 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. 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 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 email@example.com to apply.
Except as indicated otherwise, to apply for any of the above positions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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!