FAQ about Being a Football Coaching Consultant at FishDuck.com
Are we paid for Football Consulting? Our volunteer Positions are an unpaid three to five hours a week working for an All-Volunteer site that promotes Oregon football and has been nationally recognized by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Coaches have often received offers for better opportunities and paying jobs from their time using FishDuck.com as a platform to show their skills. Join us!
What is FishDuck.com? Go to the “About Us” page on the site. (Top menu bar)
When do we start? We can start right away.
How long is the Volunteer Position/Internship? It is for minimum of six months, and volunteers can stay as long as they want. Coach Mike Morris (the Grizzled Ol’ Coach) has been contributing and teaching readers for years, with no signs of letting up at age 73. (If you like to teach and are having fun…why not?)
What will I do?
We want your football expertise and would love opinion articles about Oregon football, and/or analysis articles about Oregon football. Write it on a Word Document or load into our site; both work. Refer to the front page of the site as there are Analysis articles and Coach’s Opinion articles to read as examples.
What if I am not a great writer?
We want you for your football expertise, and we have editors who will help with the writing aspect and who are skilled at keeping your “voice” in the article, while making it more adaptable to the publishing world.
What if I am not good with Technology?
We wish to operate at your level of comfort. We have coaches who have learned the technology easily from our instructional videos and documents, and others who have others load the articles for them. Talk with Charles to see what the right match-up is best for you.
We want your opinions and expertise, and thus will find a way to make it work for all parties.
Most of our volunteers are not students, but have full-time jobs, families, and other activities but give three to five hours a week to enjoy writing or editing for the benefit of our 50,000 unique readers that come to us every month.
Do we have to be in Eugene to be in the Volunteer Position/Internship? (Where do I go to do the work?) Most of these positions can be done online, as one writer filed his article from Vienna, Austria and another did from a remote area of Cambodia another time. We have writers and editors from West Virginia to British Columbia and from Quebec to Miami, (all over!) because online is from anywhere in the world.
You will be taught how use one of most prominent online website platforms, WordPress, used on over four million sites. This is valuable experience with media technology and not only do we teach it to you, but we also provide the pictures (thousands) videos, and documents that give advice. If you can work with a Word Document…then you can operate WordPress. (It IS that simple)
As a Writer–how do I submit articles? When? How often? We talk with you about the type of category of article to write, and how often you are comfortable writing them. We place you on the schedule and you will get a link to that schedule so that you can be looking ahead to plan your research and writing.
After you place your article in WordPress, an Editor will be looking it over to help with word flow, punctuation, and overall writing advice to help you improve your craft and who is passionate about helping writers improve by catching the little things that people miss.
When do I Write? How often? Either once every two or four weeks, (Your choice) and if you wish to contribute weekly during football season—the readers would love that. We’ll work with you!
What is in it for you guys at FishDuck.com? Good question as we are simply a group of fans who are passionate about writing, editing, and our beloved Ducks and we want to share it with our readers!
How to Apply: Email Charles Fischer at email@example.com or call 541-915-4541. To apply, email a cover letter and resume indicating which position(s) you are applying for. Please highlight relevant experience . Applicants should also submit two writing samples if available for determining assignment of assistants.
For the Retired? The majority of our writers are passionate Oregon fans who have full time jobs, families, and other interests (Some are even retired) yet weave in some time to write about their beloved Ducks every two or four weeks.)
FishDuck.com has this all-volunteer site get help with Writing, Editing, Photography, Research, serving 50,000 unique readers a month and visitors from more than 50 countries who read our articles. We seek to educate and entertain our readers with Football Analysis, Opinion articles with an emphasis of feedback coming from those who have been or currently are being paid to coach football.
We have been interviewed and cited/quoted as a source by the Wall Street Journal, and twice have been featured in prominent articles in the Online Sports Section of The Washington Post for our contributions to fans and coaches wanting to learn about the Oregon Spread Offense. FishDuck.com has even been accredited by Google News as an official Oregon Sports news source. Our football instructional videos have been viewed more than a Million times and we are UO Media Credentialed, sitting on Press Row in the Autzen Press Box and Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.