FootyBlog.net is offering several aspiring football journalists the opportunity of gaining valuable work experience whilst building up a portfolio as a writer right here on our famous football blog. We’re looking to build a small team of talented writers who can contribute several pieces per week to the site. Obviously these articles will need to be unique and unpublished, and they won’t be publishable elsewhere after uploading to the site. The content is up to you – as long as its footy related an interesting then it’s fine to include!
Articles will need to be well-written, either based on stories and events from the past few days or advice pieces, or any other football related pieces. All that we’d ask is that these pieces are 200-300 words minimum, and of course completely unique!
Edit – If you’re not looking to commit to an internship it’s possible instead for you to simply become a football blogger with us, which may suit you if you’re not studying or are only looking for more casual work as a football writer.
As this is an unpaid and completely voluntary internship we’re going to be very flexible with your workrate and timeframe. As you’ll likely be in University studying towards some degree, it won’t be possible for you to write articles every single day (although it’d be great if you could!). So for this reason you’ll be able to fit the work in with your own personal studies, all that we ask if that you’re happy to commit to us for a minimum period of 6 months.
The benefits of an internship with FootyBlog.net
FootyBlog.net was one of the UK’s most popular soccer blogs with thousands of subscribers and a regular following of dedicated football fans from throughout the world. The sites been alive for over 8 years, and we’ve got some really ambitious plans for it over the course of 2014. With the World Cup in Brazil coming up in the Summer, this will be a very productive and important year to break through within this sector. Having your pieces featured on the blog will give you a great source to use in your portfolio, as well as giving you the opportunity to learn how a football blog operates as well as how to use WordPress CMS, which is the software which hosts the site.
In short, this is a really superb opportunity to make a real name for yourself in what is a very competitive industry, in which it is difficult to stand out from the thousands of football bloggers also trying to make a name for themselves.
Every writer on the site will have a unique author profile setup so all of your submitted work will be attributed to yourself. This will also be linked to Facebook, Linked in and Google+ (each social network is optional), so you can be highly contactable from within any of your posts – excellent for when your pieces catch the attention of the likes of The Guardian, or The Independent.
As the owner and head operator of FootyBlog I’ll be happy to show you how to use WordPress, and will also give you information on optimising your articles for the search engines to ensure that your articles get seen by as many people as possible. I’ll also happily share access to our social media channels – on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, enabling you to get valuable experience of using social media profiles – with interaction now a very important feature of journalism and writing.
Applying for a football journalism internship
If you fancy yourself as a writer here on the blog then you can contact me on the email address listed below or complete the contact form for more information perhaps if you have any questions. This is a virtual internship so you’ll be able to work from anywhere in the world (Internet access permitting) and so you can submit work via e-mail or directly from the blog after I create you with a user account.
Email address contact – matt (at) footyblog.net
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