Calling All Writers: Come Write For Mountain West Wire!
Are you a writer with a passion for Mountain West Conference athletics? If so, we’re looking for you.
We could use your help.
Hello everyone! Since we started this venture back in 2017, 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 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. Aspiring journalists and writers of color are especially encouraged to submit their work.
This position has a little bit of money involved which is based on page views. Think of it like a few extra bucks for lunch or drinks, keeping in mind that the more you’d like to get involved, the more views you could generate for your work.
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. 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, Rotoworld, and other major publications.
Here are the positions we’d like to fill:
The gridiron is our bread and butter, so even though the 2020 season is still very much in the air, you can still come write about the season that never truly ends.
Our current priorities are finding writers to cover Hawaii, San Jose State, UNLV, and Wyoming. However, if you have an interest in any teams not mentioned here, we’re also open to that because more coverage is always better.
Hoops season is year-round, as well, 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, San Jose State, UNLV, and Wyoming. As with football, though, if you don’t see a team mentioned here, don’t let that keep you from reaching out.
We don’t typically dive too deeply into recruiting but, if that’s your thing, it would provide some content to which we don’t usually attend. 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 a film junkie, most interested in examining how the conference’s best will make the jump, we’d be happy to have that.
Want to cover Olympic sports within the Mountain West? Now’s your chance.
This includes things like Mountain West baseball and softball, women’s basketball, soccer, track and field or any of the conference’s varsity other sports. Whether you want to focus on one team or the whole conference, let us know!
Additionally, e-sports has been a recent addition to the conference, too. Not many people write 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.
Finally, we could also use someone with an interest in creating short videos to embed in each post so, if that’s your field of expertise, you can contact us about that.
School/topic not listed? If your interest isn’t mentioned above, we still want to hear from you. It takes a team to provide the peak of Mountain West Conference coverage, so join us today!