It’s been an eventful last few months in South Carolina athletics. The men’s basketball team went to the Final Four, the women’s basketball team won the whole thing, the baseball team fired a coach, and the football coach is looking at his second year on the job which, hopefully, is better than the first. In short, it’s been busy. And with football season around the corner, it’s sure to get even busier.
All that to say: we need help.
What are we looking for?
- First, we’re looking for several contributors that can take our site to the next level. Obviously, you’d be writing for the site, so if you can provide the below requirements, we’d love to have you.
- We’re also looking for a video coordinator that can help us tell visually the stories of Gamecocks athletics. This position qualifies for a small stipend!
What we can’t promise:
—Untold riches. This is an unpaid position. However, one of our former contributors worked his way up to a (paid) manager role, so that possibility’s there! (Our next video coordinator, though, will qualify for a small monthly stipend based on performance - think beer money/pay the light bill every month money.)
What we can promise:
—Getting your work seen by thousands of Gamecocks fans every day. A lot of people read GABA. It’s not getting ESPN numbers, but with a strong following on social media and good name recognition among Carolina fans, we can tell you that plenty of people will see what you write.
What we ask from you:
—Consistency. A post per week is good and is all we ask as a basic requirement. More than one post per week? That’s really good.
—A fresh voice. Know what you’re talking about and back it up. Don’t be afraid of having an opinion.
—The ability to write well. Or is it write good? Anyway, the point is to know the difference between their, there and they’re; its and it’s; etc. Writing run-on sentances and bad spelling and bad grammer doesnt make your point come across well no matter how strong it is we are happy to edit your work but if were having too spend more time than necessary doing it then maybe this isnt for you.
—Be a Gamecocks fan. Please.
If you're interested, shoot a resume and three writing samples (preferably stuff you’ve written for the Web) over to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch. Unfortunately, applicants without writing samples will not be considered.
We'd love to hear from you and look forward to seeing what you can bring to the table!