WANTED: WRITERS TO JOIN OUR GROWING SITE


Detroit Sports Nation was built on one simple premise: Giving the fans a voice.

We’re always looking for writers to help bolster our coverage of all the great sports teams in Detroit/Michigan. Below you’ll find some areas of need. If you’d like to join our team please fill out the form below with the name of the writing position and a short message as to WHY you would like to join the DSN team. ALL POSITIONS ARE UNPAID AND VOLUNTEER.

 


Some of our writers have found additional writing / Radio gigs at TSN, The Windsor Star, WXOU Oakland University, ESPN  Radio and the Armed Forces Radio Network. Some of our writers have even found internships at local newspapers/news stations.

Most recently the site was featured on NBC Sports, CBS Sports, SI.com, ESPN.com, Sports Center, Good Morning America, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, Yahoo Sports, Fox Sports.

The site currently serves over 100,000 people per month, with over 800,000 page views. On Facebook, we have a reach of over 2 million people per month.


 

Writing for DSN is a commitment. You will be representing our brand and the fans of Detroit to our vast network of loyal fans. From the 102,000+ fans on Facebook, to our 4600+ fans on twitter, to the millions of potential viewers throughout the Yardbarker/Fox Sports network. Please do not apply if you can not contribute on a consistent basis, as we value our team and the relationships we build with our fans through our dedication to bringing only the best news and content to our visitors.

 

Detroit Lions

Lions Contributor – Injury reports, signings and breaking news – non editorial

This person needs to be accessible to write at any given moment (smart phone application available) – The ideal candidate will have Google alerts or other sports alerts enabled via smart phone or tablet/laptop and be able to post breaking news within 10 minutes of it breaking. This also includes injury reports, signings. Will be given access to media reports of daily team news and quote sheets.

Must be available to post every day, however there may not be news to post daily. This person needs to have a very good understanding of the English language, and use proper spelling and grammar at all times.

 

Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings Contributor – Injury reports, signings and breaking news – non editorial

This person needs to be accessible to write at any given moment (smart phone application available) – The ideal candidate will have Google alerts or other sports alerts enabled via smart phone or tablet/laptop and be able to post breaking news within 10 minutes of it breaking. This also includes injury reports, signings. Will be given access to media reports of daily team news and quote sheets.

Must be available to post every day, however there may not be news to post daily. This person needs to have a very good understanding of the English language, and use proper spelling and grammar at all times.

Red Wings Contributor – Daily News - non editorial

This person needs to be accessible to write at least once per day, every day – The ideal candidate will have Google alerts or other sports alerts enabled via smart phone or tablet/laptop and be able to write daily lions news at least once per day.

Must be available to post every day. This person needs to have a very good understanding of the English language, and use proper spelling and grammar at all times.

 

Digital Entertainment

There is a ton of need on D:ET – it is a fledgeling site, and there is a great opportunity for a writer to leave their mark.
Sections of need:
Movies
Television
Video Games
Technology
Sexy Time (Girls, Girls Girls)
Music
Humor

We are looking for someone who can either truly make a section their own, or a jack of all trades looking to broad brush all categories.

In the next year, we anticipate over 100,000 unique visitors per month on D:ET – If you are looking to hone your skills as a writer and get more exposure, this is the spot for you.

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College

NCAA Weekly Contributor 

This person needs to have a deep passion for college sports, and be capable of contributing at least one article per week on any number of topics. This person must be willing to accept the occasional assignment, but will generally be given a long leash. Ideally, this person will be able to write about ALL Michigan college sports teams/sports without bias towards any one team with an analytical perspective. This person needs to have a very good understanding of the English language, and use proper spelling and grammar at all times.

 

NHL

NHL Daily Contributor 

This person needs to have a deep passion for the Detroit Red Wings, and be capable of contributing at least three articles per week on any number of topics. This person will be looked at to do recaps for Red Wings games and/or preview pieces. Ideally, this person will be able to write about the Red Wings with a fan perspective. This person needs to have a very good understanding of the English language, and use proper spelling and grammar at all times.

 

NFL

NFL Columnist

DSN is currently seeking a featured columnist position to cover the Detroit Lions year round. DSN currently covers the Lions in-season, but is looking for one or more writers to help reach its goal of daily Lions coverage.  The columnist would be working directly with DSN’s founder, Jeff Bilbrey, who is currently the sole writer for the Lions blog.

This person needs to have a deep passion for the Detroit Lions, and be capable of contributing at least three articles per week on any number of topics. This person will be looked at to do recaps for Red Wings games and/or preview pieces. Ideally, this person will be able to write about the Red Wings with a fan perspective. This person needs to have a very good understanding of the English language, and use proper spelling and grammar at all times.