If you are reading this, thank you. You are a big reason why On The Banks has experienced a tremendous amount of growth in readership the past year. To continue to best serve the Rutgers Athletics community that we cover with a passion, we will always look to innovate and improve our site. We are working on a few things now for the fall and will announce some news later on this month.
For now, we are looking to add a position for a football gameday contributor. Griffin Whitmer will continue to be our main football writer, but this added position will allow him to have a more flexible schedule.
The main responsibility for this role is to provide outstanding coverage of Rutgers football for 13 Saturdays (see what I did there) this fall. Duties will include creating a gamethread forum for readers to comment on throughout the game, any updates or injury news prior to kickoff, a timely game recap as close to the final whistle as possible, and any highlight or press conference videos available or noteworthy to post on. Any video editing or GIF making experience is a plus.
This position truly requires someone who can commit the time to properly cover each Rutgers football game this season. This role will include support with football year round as well. This role requires strong editing skills, ability to work in a timely manner, high football IQ and a passion for Rutgers football. A willingness to take on other assignments is a plus.
If you are interested in this role and becoming a contributor to On The Banks for this position, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief summary on why you would be a good fit and at least one writing sample. No prior experience is required, but all applicants are encouraged to submit a writing sample specific to Rutgers football, any topic of your choosing.
At this time, this is the only open position we are looking for. If you are unable to commit to covering gamedays consistently throughout the season, please wait to apply until another position becomes available in the future.
Thanks again to all that support and read our site, as little or as often as you may. We look forward to adding a key contributor to our team, in order to provide the best Rutgers Athletics coverage around.
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