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Help Wanted: Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Writer

With the college basketball season upcoming, we're looking to add another writer to help us with our coverage of the greatest basketball program in the land.

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Are you passionate about Kentucky Wildcats sports? Are you willing to be a consistent blogger and have your articles published on one of the top SB Nation College websites? If so, we're looking for experienced, passionate sports writers to publish quality articles on A Sea of Blue and have the chance at becoming a regular contributor.

We're looking to bring on another writer to our staff, preferably one with a strong knowledge of college basketball, that can write 1-3 UK-related posts per week. We don't provide pay to start, but we do provide opportunities to get credentialed to UK events if you write here long enough, including basketball, baseball, softball, and football games. There are paid spots for those who stay committed and show they're reliable over several months.

For interested bloggers: You will be able to write on one or more of the following: UK basketball, football, UK hoops, baseball, softball, recruiting, etc.... If you are an expert in just one sport that is fine - we will still be interested in hearing from you.

This is an entry-level position in sports media. Candidates with at least one full year of writing experience at another blog, newspaper or another service. Experience in producing sports news content are preferred in either an intern, academic or professional capacity is also preferable but not required. A journalism degree (or degree in-progress) is also preferred but not required. Strong knowledge of sports and a demonstrated ability to write in an online environment are musts.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has strong knowledge about the Wildcats, both current and historical
  • Is well-versed in college hoops and Kentucky basketball.
  • Possesses excellent writing skills
  • Is good with interviewing players and coaches.
  • Has a nose for news, both in knowing what is important and identifying where to find it.
  • Is able to write in line with our best practices for ideal search engine optimization (SEO).
  • Is able to write and publish quickly while remaining accurate.
  • Is a self-starter who can work with minimal direction.
  • Possesses solid communication skills.
  • Is comfortable working in a virtual environment.

How to apply

Please email with the following info:

1. Full Name, Email Address, Topics/Sports interested in blogging about, Twitter handle, writing availability, and why you want to write for our site/network.

2. Examples of your posts and links to any previous guest posts/fanposts you have done.

3. Your Resume or LinkedIn profile if you have one.

4. We will require an initial post for evaluations that we will publish on our site if we deem that it is publishable.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Note: A writing position here is not guaranteed.