Calling All Raconteurs

11W Staff's picture
December 20, 2010 at 2:13a

If you've always wanted to get your Buckeye thoughts out to an audience that numbers in the dozens, here's your golden opportunity: We are currently looking for someone to join the team as a staff writer.

We'll be looking to bring someone in after the bowl game, so it may be a while before you get a chance to write about the beautiful game (ours, not yours, world), but if you're interested in helping 11W Corp get a seat on the UN Security Council and getting your work out to other Buckeye fans, we'd love to hear from you.


  • Know Buckeye football in and out (special consideration if you bring strong hoops chops to the table)
  • Understanding of the differences between publishing for traditional media and writing for blogs and/or the web
  • Killer command of the English language
  • Be willing to write two stories per week and able to "create your own shot" during the offseason when topics are scarce
  • Experience with Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and other web apps/technologies
  • A sense of humor

Things that will earn you bonus points:

  • Interest in and knowledge of football recruiting
  • Being a current student at Ohio State and/or living in the Columbus area
  • Mad photography, photo-editing or video skills
  • PHP, Python, Javascript or SQL skills
  • Love and appreciation of web memes
  • A private jet

So, if this sounds like something you'd be interested in doing, please submit a sample of your writing (links are fine if you already have something up) along with all of the other great things that would make you perfect for the gig to contact (at)

If you have any questions, we'll do our best to answer them in the comments below.

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gravey's picture

damn.  I only have a private jet.  Sux for you.

Chris Lauderback's picture

Maybe we can work out a 'consultant' position.

RBuck's picture

wish i hada grazp uv inglish langwaj

Long live the southend.

Jason Priestas's picture

Heh.  So do I at times, believe me.

Roger's picture

I am not a professional writer but I do have ample experience in all things web creative and, as a result, have done my fair share of writing.

I follow basketball and football recruiting very closely, have a high football IQ and have experience breaking down game film.

PHP, JS, and SQL: check.

This is my all time favorite blog and I would be totally amped for an opportunity to provide content for it.

P.S. I have a nearly unlimited supply of Red Bull and postage stamps. Is bribery cause for disqualification?

Jason Priestas's picture

Sounds like quite a few of the things we're looking for. Don't worry about being a professional writer -- none of us are, so it's not right to ask that you be.

If you're seriously interested, just submit a sample of your writing to the email address above and we'll go from there.

Uncle_Buck's picture

I'm Adam Live in the Columbus area, also a  Die Hard buckeye fan and SEC hater. I write weekly NFL and NCAA articles for, Its a site out of the NJ/NY area. You can find my sample writings at on the front page, just sift though the various articles you will see mine on Mondays and Wednesdays. I have been an avid reader of this blog since 2006 but only post a few times a year. Check me out.

Edit 5/31/14 is no longer thank you for your support over the years.

Pam's picture

I have Jim Tressel's private email address.