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Writer Internship

    1. Are you passionate about sports and motivated to work in the Sports Industry?
    2. Are you interested in learning in-demand skills that will help you rise above your competition?
    3. Are you looking to combine your knowledge of and interest in sports with your Writing skills?
    4. Are you entrepreneurial and looking for valuable experience to help you land your dream job in the Sports Industry?

If you answered YES to these questions…..then the Sports Networker Writer Internship could be for you!

About Sports Networker

SportsNetworker.com is the #1 resource online for Sports Business Professionals looking for the latest information on how to take their sports career to the next level.  We cover a number of topics including Sports Business, Sports Networking, Sports Marketing, Sports Sponsorship, Sports Sales, Sports Events, Sports Technology, Sports Social Media and Sports Jobs.

SportsNetworker.com reaches a network of over 100,000 sports executives and continues to grow everyday.  We also manage the largest sports business group on Linkedin – Sports Industry Network with over 100,000+ members and provide advanced content and training in our exclusive membership site – Sports Executives Association.

Job Description

The WRITER INTERN will contribute to the daily article production on SportsNetworker.com.  The responsibilities of your role will include market research, content writing, content editing, support marketing and report creation. Your role will be a critical part of our success and you’ll be clearly instructed on best practices and allowed to utilize your own research and creative writing skills. Training is our primary objective as employers. Above all, you’ll be expected to have fun, and communicate openly with our team to ensure your success.

Qualifications, Skills & Requirements

Since this is an Internship, and a Training Program as well, we don’t expect you to meet all of these Qualifications, Skills and Requirements.  Otherwise, you’d probably be a candidate for a salaried position with our company. However, the more of these qualifications you do have, the more likely your are to step right in and excel. BUT, fear not. We provide extensive and timely training for each task you will carry out. That’s the point after all. This is a training program as much as it is an internship. Sports Networker is looking for a passionate WRITER INTERN with online publishing experience, strong communication and writing skills. We need someone with demonstrated experience working with WordPress websites and the ability to meet daily publishing deadlines.

Qualifications & Skills

  1. Command of English Language: Speak, Read and Write English Very Well
  2. Excellent General Computer Skills (Browsing, Social Networking, Searching, Typing Skills, etc.)
  3. Experience with Document Building: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Databases, Google Docs, etc.
  4. Experience working with WordPress CMS
    • Basic Page-Layout Skills
  5. Excellent Communication and Writing Skills
    • No copy/paste, you MUST write original content in this role
    • Creative writing skills, a proven passion for blogging
    • Demonstrated Style and Personality
  6. Excellent and Fast Typer of at least 60 wpm – Transcriptions Required

Requirements

  1. You should be a self starter, able to work independently and meet deadlines
  2. Willingness to join an exciting team with ambitions for growth in our company
  3. Willingness to learn quickly and to be trained on in-demand skills
  4. Tenacious enthusiasm for internet marketing, writing and supporting team members
  5. Daily communication with Contributing Team Members using WordPress editorial management software
    • Communicate Daily through Publishing system
  6. Access to your own Computer and High Speed Internet

Responsibilities

The CONTENT WRITER INTERN role includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. Market Research
    • Documenting The Base of our Target Market to serve as the working basis of what to we will produce content around, where to distribute it and who to partner with. This is the act of conducting market research to document products, places, questions, answers, problems, solutions and people.
      • The MarketBase: 
        • Products: Books, Movies, Services, Apps, Programs and Software
        • Places: Websites, Blogs, Forums, and Social Streams
      • The KnowledgeBase
        • Questions and Answers: FAQ
        • Problems and Solutions – The Roadmap
      • The FanBase
        • People: Bloggers, Advocates, Partners, Affiliates and Advertisers
  2. Writing Content
    • Write Articles of varying length, from 500 – 5,000 words
    • Writing Standard Pages
    • Writing First Pillar Articles
    • Writing News Syndication Articles – Wire Briefs
    • Writing News Syndication Articles – Wire Digest
    • Writing List Articles
    • Writing Review Articles
    • Writing Feature Articles
    • Writing Question and Answers Articles
    • Writing Problem and Solutions Articles
    • Writing Tactic and Result Articles
  3. Editing Content
    • Provide error free, edited and proofread copy
    • Fleshing Rich Media
    • Styling and Formatting for Humans and Search Engines
    • Optimizing for primary and secondary keywords
  4. Support Marketing
    • Writing and Documenting Post Abstracts
    • Link Building Activities – Blog Comments, Forum Comments, Social Media Interactions
    • Writing Snippets, Abstracts, Updates and other pieces of content
    • Comment Moderation both on Site and on Social Channels
    • Finding, building and nurturing of relationships with potential sponsors, affiliates, advocates and online influencers
  5. Report Creation
    • Compiling short reports around growing KnowledgeBase and content
    • Transcription of Rich Media and formatting of reports based on those transcriptions.

Additional Information

THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP that requires a passion for the sports industry, tireless hustle, attention to details and the ability to meet all deadlines. We require a minimum commitment of 20-25 hours per week. The duration of the internship is  for 3 months (unpaid). Potential for an additional 3 month (paid) job extension that will be discussed with short-listed candidates. If you are a student looking for relevant internship experience as a part of your college degree, we will work with you and your college program to ensure that you receive proper credit.

What’s In It For You?

Wondering about the benefits of working with Sports Networker? Point blank – it is rare opportunity and unparalleled experience.  This opportunity is a fully involved, learning by doing experience. You will be asked to take on critical tasks that directly contribute to the growth and success of Sports Networker.

  • Relevant, real-world experience in the sports industry
  • In-Demand skills training that you will take with you in your first job in sports
  • Opportunity to position yourself as a thought-leader in the sports industry
  • Promotion to our network following your internship (check out our latest intern promotion)

If you are passionate about sports and dream about working in the sports industry……this opportunity will give you the experience and networking opportunities required to help launch your career in the sports industry.

Application Form Instructions

If you are up for the challenge, we encourage you to apply for the WRITER INTERN role by completing the application form below.  Applications will be reviewed by Sports Networker management and selected candidates will be asked to schedule an interview. Please follow these instructions to complete your application. IMPORTANT: Incomplete applications will not be considered

  1. Please complete this form in it’s entirety.
  2. Items marked with a * will cause the form to fail to complete.
  3. If you don’t have information for any of these fields, please put N/A (Not Available)
  4. Include in your Cover Letter the following:
    1. Of your current experiences in work, as it relates to this postion (see Responsibilities above), what did you like the most and why?
      1. What did you dislike the most and why?
    2. Are you available for 20-30 hours per week?
    3. What do you hope to get from this Experience

Application Form