Are you interested in getting into sportswriting? Do you need to build your writing portfolio? You may be in luck, as The Goat Parade is looking for contributors.
The Goat Parade is the premier website for coverage of Chivas USA. Our audience continues to grow month by month, and writing for the site can provide talented writers a platform to greater opportunities. Multiple writers of this site have gone onto paid work in the soccer writing field, and while we can't guarantee every writer will get one of those gigs, it is a fact that this site is read by people all over the soccer landscape.
So, we're looking for contributors in a few areas:
- News shift: Our top priority at present, we are looking for a writer or two to work shifts writing up news stories relevant for the site during the day. Hours can be flexible, but they have to be during the day, and writers need to be able to work two to three such shifts each week on weekdays. This job would be perfect for people who are students, journalism majors or otherwise, or people who do not work during the day who are looking to get experience writing up news. We can teach you the ropes.
- Chivatown Post: Our current links writer is moving on, and we're looking for somebody to put together a post collecting Chivas USA links once a week.
- International beat: Interested in the international game? This could be the beat for you. We're looking for a writer to contribute articles related to Chivas USA players playing for their countries, as well as general international coverage, especially of the U.S. Men's National Team and Mexican National Team. With the World Cup coming up very soon, international soccer is more important than ever!
- Women's soccer beat: Southern California doesn't have an NWSL team, but there is the LA Blues. Are you interested in writing about women's soccer, on any level? We'd love to bring you aboard!
There are no minimum requirements for these contributor positions, so if you are interested but unsure if you are eligible, let us know. We are looking for decent writers who are ambitious, passionate about soccer, and willing to commit to regular contributions to the site.
If you are interested, send us a note at TheGoatParade@gmail.com, and we'll talk!
Not interested yourself, but know someone who is? Please pass the word along to them.