Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We Are Hiring

Hello. We are looking for an Assistant Editor/Writer for this blog. Full details:

We are looking for a dedicated, hard working and innovative individual that will assist the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) in daily operations of the blog. The primary roles of the Assistant Editor/Writer will be to assist the EIC in writing/editing a variety of content, edit/post content written by other contributors and generate/plan future story ideas.

Duties will include - but are not limited to - the following:
  • Writing, editing and posting original written content on Station Nation in a timely manner
  • Editing and posting content written by other contributors – including post-game coverage
  • Follow the editorial guidelines set by the EIC
  • Either attend or watch (via webcast) the majority of Sea Dogs games live and, when needed, post updates on the @SeaDogsLive Twitter account and Station Nation Facebook page
  • Find fan-centric news items to write about
  • Use search engines, social media and other resources to find news tips and stories on the current team, past players and prospects
  • Represent Station Nation in a professional manner on social media sites and other hockey blogs
  • Develop relationships with NHL bloggers to assist in our coverage of Sea Dogs alumni and their coverage of prospects
  • Follow NHL and sports blogs on a daily basis to find new opportunities and trends that could be brought to the junior hockey blogosphere.

  • Must have the ability to write and edit one's own work and edit the work of others (a.k.a. unreal writing skills)
  • Must be able to attend or watch (via webcast) the majority of Sea Dogs games live
  • Knowledge of digital media – specifically blogs – and what kinds/types of written material they typically produce
  • Ability to discover news worthy items and produce appropriate content for them
  • Must have a sense of humour and be able to show that in writing
  • Any kind of experience in journalism is considered a strong asset
  • Blogging experience of any kind is considered a strong asset
  • Must have a strong interest in all aspects of sports writing
  • Strong understanding of hockey rules, junior hockey and the NHL player development system
  • General knowledge of the Sea Dogs and QMJHL is a strong asset
  • Experience with video capturing and editing is considered an asset
  • Experience with graphic design is considered an asset
  • Must know the difference between Saint John and St. John's

This is an unpaid volunteer position (a QMJHL webcast account will be provided). This position is ideal for a student looking to gain journalism/writing experience and/or someone who is very passionate about sports writing.

Those interested in this position can email with “Assistant Editor/Writer” in the subject line. Please include a strong pitch as to why you are the ideal person for this position and what qualifications/experience you have. 

We also encourage those who may not know a ton about the Sea Dogs/QMJHL but meet the other qualifications to apply. If you fall into this category, please indicate why you feel you will be able to quickly learn about the team and league.

We thank all those who are interested. Only the individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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