Usually desired to be a portion of FS? Now’s the time! FasterSkier.com is seeking to fill a assortment of positions – component time and on an as-necessary basis – as soon as feasible, and certainly ahead of the snow flies!
This is a fantastic chance for aspiring journalists and those passionate about cross-country skiing to dive appropriate into covering all elements of the sport. Positions variety from component-time weekend reporters, responsible for worldwide and domestic race coverage during the winter, to interns and contributors with laptop capabilities and a flair for nordic.
You don’t have to be an worldwide-racing expert, just an enthusiastic writer with a standard comprehending of the sport and a robust desire to find out and improve your creating.
Employees members will work on meaningful projects, interview top athletes, coaches and officials, and probably travel. Even volunteer contributors (who we wish we could spend) could find themselves in the mixed zone of a Globe Cup race, or covering something as fascinating at the American Birkebeiner in the U.S.
Operating for FasterSkier is a exclusive and fascinating opportunity for extremely motivated people. You will be paid to travel to some of the greatest winter locations in the world to report on ski races. Inside weeks of starting up you will be calling Olympic athletes on their cell phones. And you will be operating with a wonderful group, devoted to pushing the envelope of ski journalism.
Accountable for covering races remotely for about a dozen weekends (and certain weekdays) all through the upcoming winter. Includes viewing races dwell on-line (Planet Cup) and following up on outcomes for non-televised events (i.e. SuperTour and NorAms). Need to have regular entry to a personal computer with reputable net, and the capability of employing Skype for interviews and composing thoughtful emails as reporting equipment.
- Salary: Stipend primarily based on experience and days worked
- Time frame: Late November 2014 to late March 2015
Will aid with interviewing athletes, transcribing fellow reporters’ interviews, and posting directly to the internet site (i.e. photograph galleries, press releases). Have to be proficient with computers and social media, and have a basic knowing of WordPress or an capability to understand speedily. Place is unpaid with products perks.
Volunteer contributor positions:
– Canadian contributor:
Looking for a native who is aware of the ins and outs of nordic skiing and biathlon in Canada. It aids to be linked or an avid fan that follows all facets of the sport. Accountable for helping with Canadian coverage, specially with NorAms and national championships. Unpaid position with FS schwag or gear perks.
– Para Nordic contributor:
Select up in which our exceptionally dedicated former Para Nordic author Mark Vosburgh left off and be the skilled on all issues related to adaptive recreational and elite Paralympic cross-nation skiing in North America and beyond. You’ll be in charge of updating the Para Nordic blog as you please, especially as information rolls in, and the chance to get media accreditation for the 2015 IPC Globe Championships in Cable, Wis. (travel, room and board not necessarily integrated). Unpaid position with FS schwag or gear perks.
– Biathlon or Nordic Combined contributor:
Are you an professional in both of these sports activities? We would love for you to aid us out with covering the North American teams on the Continental and World Cups during the winter. We have separate blogs for each biathlon and nordic mixed, and the sky’s the restrict when it comes to broadening our coverage of two of the toughest sports activities in nordic.
– Masters contributor:
For the greatest “Master Blaster” who loves to create nearly as significantly as skiing! Need to be willing to pitch original stories on regional, national and worldwide content, then locate the very best technique of reporting and writing them. Unpaid position with FS schwag or gear perks.
– Travel reporter:
For these prepared to compose and report on-internet site as needed throughout the season. Unpaid with the reward of paid travel and seeing races live!
– Eastern-collegiate contributor:
Ideal candidate will be at most of the EISA carnival races during the 2014/2015 season with the potential to take photos and report on all events. Unpaid place with FS schwag or gear perks.
– Western collegiate contributor:
Best candidate will be at most of the RMISA carnival races all through the 2014/2015 season with the potential to take photographs and report on all occasions. Unpaid place with FS schwag or gear perks.
Excellent candidates will be capable to begin instantly and commit by way of the 2014/2015 nordic season, pitching concepts and collaborating on assignments with editors. Being offered for Monday morning conference calls is absolutely a plus, as all jobs are carried out remotely.
Intern and contributing positions are unpaid with gear or equipment perks based on the level of the involvement and frequency of reports. Promising interns or contributors could be promoted to paid personnel in the future and/or earn trips to cover occasions.
Potential candidates should be very motivated, sturdy writers and diligent reporters. Editors will assume several posts per week, encouraging interns to contribute “quick content” as needed. The remainder of the offseason (October and early November) will be viewed as a instruction time period, and potential element-timers need to be ready function most every single weekend in the course of the season.
Interested candidates need to send resume and cover letter to [email protected], with the name of the preferred place (i.e. “Weekend reporter”) in the subject line. Inquiries? Request [email protected].