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 500,000 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 Tigers

Tigers Game Analyst  

This person needs have the ability to watch or listen to assigned Tigers games and produce post game wrap up/breakdown after the game. This person should be vastly knowledgeable in Tigers statistics and have a firm grasp on the game.   This person needs to have a very good understanding of the English language, and use proper spelling and grammar at all times.

Tigers 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.

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.

Tigers 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 Tigers 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.

 

Detroit Lions

Lions Game Analyst  

This person needs have the ability to watch every Lions game, produce pre game analysis every Friday and post game wrap up/ breakdown every Sunday/Monday after the game. This person should be vastly knowledgeable in Lions statistics and have a firm grasp on the game.   This person needs to have a very good understanding of the English language, and use proper spelling and grammar at all times.

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.

Lions 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.

 

Man Cave

ManCave Daily Contributor 

This person needs to have a sense of humor, a love for Beer, a love for Women and be capable of contributing at least four articles per week on any number of topics. This person must be willing to scour the internet for the best sports videos, suffer through posting pictures of beautiful women and cheerleaders. Ideally, this person will be able to creatively write about tailgating recipes, top ten beer lists and any other number of awesome sports lists (see our current epic baseball meltdowns list). This person needs to have a very good understanding of the English language, and use proper spelling and grammar at all times.

 

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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.