A new hockey season is just weeks away. We’ve got openings on the Second City Hockey staff and we’re looking to fill them before the Blackhawks take to the ice. Interested? Keep reading.
What we’re looking for
First and foremost, we want people who are passionate about the Chicago Blackhawks and hockey in general. Next, we want people who can take that passion and use it to generate content for our website in the form of written articles, podcasts and much, much more. We’re also looking for people willing to engage with the Second City Hockey community to make this space a top destination for Blackhawks fans both in and out of season. And, we cannot stress this enough: we want to have fun with this.
The writers will be responsible for writing posts about the Blackhawks on agreed-upon topics and schedules. We’re looking for writers with professional experience who will be able to help us with breaking news coverage, injury and roster updates, and other appropriate coverage of the Blackhawks, both in writing and (potentially) as a member of our SCH Podcast team. These are part-time, remote, contract roles compensated with a monthly stipend.
Qualifications we’re seeking
Our best candidates will:
- Have a passion for the Blackhawks and will already be familiar with Second City Hockey.
- Be able to produce and edit clean copy with a strong sense of urgency.
- Be comfortable working in a remote environment.
- Have previous professional writing experience (preferred but not necessarily required)
Additionally, we’re looking for a jack-of-all-trades assistant editor who will help with writing posts, but also managing social media, copy editing, updating the front page layout and other basic editorial tasks. For that position, we’re looking for all of the qualifications above as well as multiple years of professional writing and/or editing experience.
The specific roles and responsibilities will be determined based on the candidates that are applied. We’re looking for at least two additions to the staff but a third is possible based on the applicants.
How do you apply?
To apply, please submit a resume detailing any previous writing and/or podcasting experience, a cover letter explaining why you want to join our team at Second City Hockey, and a hockey-related writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SB Nation and Second City Hockey are committed to bringing you coverage of the Blackhawks from a diverse array of voices and perspectives. If your background and experience do not perfectly align with everything we’re looking for, but you believe you have the ability to thrive in this role, we encourage you to apply.