Now Hiring

11W Staff's picture
April 2, 2012 at 1:35p
23 Comments

Eleven Warriors is seeking a hard-working and knowledgeable sports reporter to cover Ohio State athletics on a regular basis. Eleven Warriors is one of the largest Ohio State sports websites on the internet, and provides consistent and thorough reporting and analysis of the Buckeyes in football, basketball, and all other varsity sports.

This position will be responsible for attending and reporting on practices, media events, games, and any other OSU-related activities, sports or otherwise. This position will be responsible for posting 6-8 stories per week on elevenwarriors.com

Other responsibilities include:

  • Editing other content on the Eleven Warriors front page, as needed.
  • Maintaining communication with readers through blog and forum posts, as well as live game chats.
  • Managing Eleven Warriors media and other content.
  • Appearing on the Eleven Warriors podcast as well as other media (radio, television, etc.).
  • Using Twitter and other social media platforms to promote Eleven Warriors and connect with potential readers.

This position requires at least a Bachelor's degree; degrees in Journalism or English are not required, but preferred. The ideal candidate will have at least two years' experience in sports writing and must display sound judgment, a good news sense, and have the ability to cover Ohio State athletics in a fair and impartial manner.

The candidate must be flexible, have the ability to work quickly, and be able to work on a deadline.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

jobs@elevenwarriors.com

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 20th, 2012

Comments

pcon258's picture

definitely wishing i had graduated already. shame, hope y'all find who youre looking for. 

here's a question/suggestion that im sure you've already thought of: would any of the current 11w staffers be upgraded to a full timer? It seems like that would guarantee the highest quality candidate, although I'm sure there's a good reason (i.e. not wanting to throw away your current job, which of course is probably the smartest thing to do anyway).

Regardless, good luck!

Alex's picture

ANYONE can apply, including current members of the staff

pcon258's picture

gotcha, thanks. sorry for speaking without any type of knowledge on what i was talking about haha

Johnny Ginter's picture

except for me, i'm too handsome to be a beat writer

Maestro's picture

I hope there are a ton of qualified applicants.  This job deserves a stud/studette.  Excited to see it all take shape.

vacuuming sucks

Bucksfan's picture

I say we bring in Miles Finch.

chitown buckeye's picture

HA! Love This!

"I'm having a heart attack!"

Denny's picture

This is an idea that I'm particularly psyched out of my mind about.

Taquitos.

bassplayer7770's picture

I gotta admit attending and reporting on tOSU athletics sounds like a lot of fun, although I'm sure it's a lot of work as well.  Too bad I'm not qualified.

chromedomebuck's picture

@BUCKSFAN The Miles Finch?!? haha

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Alex Root's picture

Bassplayer thinking just like you, would be a fun job if i was qualified. But journalism and english are not my forte at all! Good luck to who ever gets the job.

chrisgerard's picture

I don't like the idea of an "impartial" reporter.  I want my buckeye info from a die-hard.  Maybe Bo Biafra is available?

Alex's picture

it's more so just someone not having a complete bias where the reporting is not realistic...at the end of the day we're all Buckeye fans, we just have to have a level head when writing sometimes....

omahabeef1337's picture

I, for one, do not want it coming from a die-hard. Being a fan is welcomed, but like 11W is saying, someone who can look at things objectively. I think that is the nitch blogs like 11W fill. They openly provide a fan's perspective (so they're not like reporting you'd get from the media), but it is measured enough that it still can be insightful (unlike forums and blogs that aren't done as well).

RBuck's picture

I think you guys forgot one requirement. "Must be a die-hard Buckeye supporter (but maintain objectivity)".

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Jason Priestas's picture

But then how would we hire Dohrmann?

Bucks's picture

Mark May would like consideration as well.

 

Joking aside, excited to see this becoming a reality. Good luck to the applicants.

dharmabuckeye's picture

I've been waiting on this day for awhile now--I. want.this.job.....Now I just have to figure out if it's best to go the traditional route (i.e., cover letter, resume, yada yada) or if I should try to go all grassroots style on the comments across the site from now 'til April 20 in my attempt to garner a huge groundswell of support....decisions, decisions....

Baroclinicity's picture

Just be yourself.  Good luck.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

GoBucks713's picture

That's only if 11w doesn't look into your past and find that you may have KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE ON CAMPUS AT SMU.

-The Aristocrats!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I'd consider applying, but I don't think I can do the requisite Tim May accent.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

OhioKris's picture

Hire Mark Titus and pay him all the money. 

Would be a huge pick up for eleven warriors.com and bring a sense of legitness to it all. 

Insider knowledge combined with first hand experiences. People would come from miles away.