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We are looking to grow our staff ahead of the fall

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Rutgers Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

If you are reading this, thank you. You are a big reason why On The Banks has experienced a a lot of growth in readership over the past couple of years. We want to continue to best serve the Rutgers Athletics community that we cover with a passion and are always looking to innovate and improve the coverage our site provides. Part of that is growing our team and we are looking for new contributors with the fall season approaching.

Our current team does a great job and we take pride in the coverage we provide. Everyone who writes for our site does so because we love Rutgers for various reasons. We all volunteer our time to contribute to making this site the best it can be. Increasing the size of our team will only help our ability to cover as much Rutgers news and give as much perspective as possible. If that’s something you want to be a part of, here is your chance.

With the fall season ahead, the biggest focus will be football, which is understandably a tricky subject at the moment. We are looking for contributors who can give analysis on games and the state of the team, participate in staff round tables, and offer a knowledgeable and level voice to our body of work. Covering certain angles within the Big Ten, like a weekly power rankings round up, as well as recruiting for Rutgers and the conference, are other areas we want to have with our fall coverage for football.

In addition to the grid iron, we want to cover Rutgers alums in the pros across multiple sports, as well as other fall sports like soccer and field hockey. I’m always looking to add to our coverage through video as well.

No matter what your background and area of interest is, here is a baseline for what I’m looking for:

  • A passion for Rutgers
  • Possess strong writing and editing skills
  • Willingness to take on assignments and follow site & SB Nation guidelines
  • Strong knowledge about a specific Rutgers sport(s), both current and historical.

If you are interested in becoming a contributor to On The Banks, please email me at with a brief summary on why you would be a good fit and provide at least one writing sample. No prior experience is required, but all applicants need to submit a writing sample on any Rutgers sports related topic. You can send articles you’ve written elsewhere on other topics, but I still want to see a sample about Rutgers.

Also, I always welcome feedback and If you are not interested in being a contributor, but have specific ideas on how our site can improve in terms of coverage, please email me as well. We are always looking for new ideas and new ways to cover Rutgers. I always welcome feedback and appreciate those of you who do email me here and there.

Thanks again to all that support and read our site, as little or as often as you may. We look forward to adding contributors that bring a passion and love of Rutgers in order to continue to provide the best Rutgers athletics coverage possible. RU rah rah!