So, you’re sitting on your couch watching New York City FC play. You have tons of opinions — whether they be of the positive sort or otherwise — about the team’s performance and wish to espouse them. Unfortunately, you lack the platform to accurately and thoroughly express your ideas to a broad audience.
If this describes you, then you’ve come to the right place!
Hudson River Blue — SB Nation’s NYCFC-dedicated sports website — is looking for a new batch of writers to help contribute to the site.
So may be wondering to yourself; what’s in it for you?
To be completely upfront, HRB cannot offer a paying gig at the time being. But, everyone has to start somewhere.
Back in 2017, I had literally no experience in sports writing. None. But eager to have a better platform to express my passion for the team I love, I reached out to Sam Dunn — this site’s managing editor at the time — to see if he had any spots on the team open for me. It sure as hell beat me being forced to start my own blog and build a following from scratch in a crowded New York sports market where everyone and their mother has an opinion.
Two and a half years later, I’m now the editor of the site that I came to love.
Getting a better audience isn’t the only thing in it for you, either. You will also have an awesome flexible schedule to go with it. Upon joining Hudson River Blue, you are free to write whenever you want, however much you want from the comfort of your home. At most, it’s good practice for opportunities in the future. At the very least, it’s a nice way to make that weekly rant.
We only have two requirements for aspiring contributors: A.) Have a good grasp on writing — proper grammar, good spelling, etc. B.) Love football and be knowledgeable of the sport.
So, if you’re still here at this point, you are obviously interested in becoming a contributor to our site. But how do you do it?
Well, there are two methods that I would suggest:
1.) You can write a FanShot!
FanShots are community posts that are written by our readers as opposed to our writers. If you lack experience in writing, this is a great way to show off your chops. Treat this as a trial article if you will.
When writing an article, be sure to title it appropriately so I know what to look for. A good example of this would be something like “NYCFC signs [insert player here] (HRB Trial Article).” Your article can be whatever you want it to be, so long as it’s related to NYCFC.
Also, be sure to leave your contact information at the bottom of your article so I know how to contact you.
2.) Shoot me an email!
If you already have experience writing and/or can provide past work, feel free to shoot me an email expressing your interest in writing for us. My email address can be found on my SB Nation profile which is the byline of each and every one of my articles.
Even if you don’t have past work you can show, I’m a sucker for a nicely written email. Whatever works for you.
If you’re interested in writing for this site, I’d love to hear from you. So forget about that Area 51 raid in a few weeks — storm those DM’s, ladies and gents! There is plenty of room for everyone.