Writer, Bucky's 5th Quarter (Wisconsin Badgers) - Contract



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Vox Media's SB Nation is the fastest-growing online sports media brand and the largest network of more than 300 individual fan-centric sports communities, including SBNation.com, our national flagship property. Our network is powered by the most respected web-native sports journalists. One part of our network needs new voices, and that's where you come in. 

Bucky's 5th Quarter, the SB Nation blog covering the Wisconsin Badgers, is hiring a writer. The writer will be primarily responsible for writing about Badgers basketball on an agreed upon schedule, but there will be opportunities to help with football and men's and women's hockey coverage. There is the possibility of being credentialed to cover Badgers sports in the future for contributors are local and prove to be professional and reliable. 

Our best candidates will: 

  • Have a passion for the Badgers and will already be familiar with Bucky's 5th Quarter.
  • Be able to produce and edit clean copy. 
  • Be comfortable working in a remote environment. 
  • Be adept with social media and willing to help with some occasional game day social coverage. 
  • Previous sportswriting experience is preferred. 

This is a remote contractor positions that pays a monthly stipend. Some daytime availability is preferred. To apply, submit a resume detailing any previous writing experience, a cover letter explaining why you're the best person for the role, and a basketball-related writing sample. **You must submit all three items to be considered for this opportunity. **

**Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. If your experience and qualifications do not exactly align with what we're looking for, but you believe you can thrive in this role, we encourage you to apply. **Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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