In the writing world, sports writing jobs can be few and far between.  To make it in this type of industry, you will have to put in some work to establish yourself as a strong candidate to be considered for high-caliber writing positions. One of the best ways to get into the industry is to set up a blog.  Keep it somewhat narrow, though, such as a blog centering on a specific team or a niche – such as the Chicago Bulls or fantasy basketball, for example. Once you start to get some content, you will have to market yourself.  Start a Facebook and Twitter page for your blog, and work on getting a devoted readership.  If you are able to attract a reasonable amount of visitors, you will be able to assert yourself as a professional sports writer.  After all, many sports blogs looking to hire will want someone who can add marketing skills to the mix, as well. While you’re getting your foot in the door, start making connections with sports blogs.  Perhaps you can guest post at a similar blog to get more exposure.  You could then use this as a sample when you apply for paid sports writing jobs. Over time, you will hopefully have a good starting point for when you craft your cover letters for paying sports writing jobs.  Keep a close eye on job ads looking for sports writers, as you would then be a strong candidate for the position. Take the first step to your sports writing career.  Feel free to contact us for more information on this type of opportunity in the industry.

2 Comments

  1. Interesting topic! Thanks for sharing this information! , What motivated you to call this blog “Sports Writing Jobs: Getting Started”, not that the title does not go with the content, I am just wondering.

  2. Sports writing is not an easy thing to do. You need to be familiar with the jargon and all the terms used in the different sports.

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