Do you love sports? Do you have an opinion about the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Texas Rangers, FC Dallas, or a local college team? Do you love to write, photograph or shoot sports and interact with fans? Does the possibility of covering sporting events live as accredited media appeal to you?
Whether you want to start a sports-writing career or you are just sick of the same old sports coverage from the mainstream media, this new “hub” of Dallas sports is the place to start. We have multiple positions available for Staff Writers, but they are filling up fast.
Part of the mission of the FanSided Network is to encourage our community of readers to share their opinions and thoughts on their favorite teams. We strive to provide coverage from the fan’s perspective, a viewpoint that is often missing from traditional sports media. We believe sports coverage should provide much more than the facts and scores, it should give readers thoughtful and in-depth analysis, reasoned insights, entertaining anecdotes, and unique opinions. We are also open to covering non-traditional sports in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Staff writers are expected to submit at least one original article per week. These positions are not paid, but many of our writers move into paid staff positions as vacancies and opportunities arise. Being a writer for FanSided offers excellent exposure (many stories are picked up by SI.com team pages), and it is a chance to sharpen not only your writing skills, but also your views of your favorite team. There is tremendous opportunity for growth within FanSided to those who seek it.
If you live in the Dallas area, you may even get the opportunity to interview your favorite athlete or cover an event as a member of the media. SportDFW writers have interviewed: Cowboys linebacker Victor Butler, former NFL scout Bryan Boaddus, the Miles Austin Foundation and SMU coach June Jones, among others. Our writers and photographers have also covered numerous teams/events as credentialled media, including: FC Dallas, SMU football, UNT football, Brazil v Mexico at Cowboys Stadium and IndyCar & NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway.
If you are interested in joining the staff, please submit a brief 300 – 400 word sample of your writing (or links to photos/videography) and the Dallas team you would like to cover along with a brief bio/resume. You can submit your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Application.”