Come Write About The Mountain West With Mountain West Wire!
Cover your favorite Mountain West team.
We could use your help.
Hey everyone! I assume that if you are stopping by you are a fan of the Mountain West, so we appreciate that.
Since we started this venture, we here at Mountain West Wire have striven to provide the absolute best coverage of Mountain West athletics you’ll find anywhere. Thankfully, our readers have made it all worthwhile, by letting us know what they want while following us on Twitter and Facebook.
Now, we’re looking to get even better and we need you to do it.
Mountain West Wire needs more writers to provide coverage of certain teams, so if you’re interested in joining our ranks, please send a cover letter stating your particular interest and prior writing experience, as well as a writing sample of 300 to 500 words, to firstname.lastname@example.org and JeremyMauss@gmail.com.
This position does have some money involved and that is based on page views. Think of it like a few extra bucks for lunch or drinks, or to score some extra V-Bucks for Fortnite. That’s still a thing, right?
In the past, a few of our writers have gone on to bigger and better things with newspapers, radio stations, digital platforms, and other publications. If you want to use this opportunity to brush up on your writing skills and get noticed, we can provide that. And if you want to have some fun scratching an itch for your fandom, this is an outlet for that, too.
Our work has been featured on ESPN, CBS Sports, Yahoo!, Bleacher Report, USA TODAY and other major publications.
Here are the positions we want to fill:
The gridiron is our bread and butter, so come write about the season that never ends.
Air Force, Hawaii, Utah State, and Wyoming are what we need the most. However, if you have an interest in any teams not mentioned here, we’re open to that, as well, because more coverage, columns and other things, is always better.
Hoops season is year-round, so help us cover the unpredictable race to the top.
We’re especially interested in finding writers to cover Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada, and UNLV. As with football, though, even if you don’t see a team mentioned here, don’t let that keep you from reaching out.
We don’t dive too deep into recruiting but, if that’s your thing, it would definitely provide some content we don’t usually provide. Football and basketball are the go-to sports in this area.
Obviously, there are a lot of pros who got their start in the Mountain West, so if you want to give updates on MLB, NFL, NBA or other pros from the league, that would be a different angle we like to cover.
We also want to cover the various pro drafts throughout the year, so if you’re interested in examining how the conference’s best will make the jump, grinding film for our readers, we’d be happy to have that.
Want to cover Olympic sports within the Mountain West? Now’s your chance.
Our Don Starks has the bird’s eye view of Mountain West baseball, but if you’re interested in covering the diamond, too, or women’s basketball, soccer, track and field or any of the conference’s varsity other sports, let us know!
Additionally, e-sports is becoming a big deal within the conference, too. Not many people are writing about collegiate e-sports at the moment, so this could be a chance to find a niche and provide some exposure to those in the Mountain West who are participating.
School/topic not listed? Even if your school or sport was not listed above, we’d still like to hear from you. We listed our most important needs, but if you are a fan of UNLV, San Diego State or any other MW school, want to cover recruiting, film breakdown, draft coverage, pro athletes or anything else Mountain West, let us know.