FishDuck.com Sportswriting Internships/Positions
Do you love writing about sports? We are hiring intern/volunteers to write about Oregon football, and while writers can have experience in sports journalism, ultimately your passion and skills are more important than your field of study. We have had freshmen succeed, and students with majors in English, History, and Business flourish along with Journalism majors. Interns will be lead authors of articles that will be published by FishDuck.com, and read by thousands daily. Our UO student writers have published articles that have been linked by ESPN Regional, The Bleacher Report, and newspapers such as The Oregonian, giving their work broad exposure and boosting their resume’. Openings are writing for Baseball, Football, Track, Softball, and Volleyball in the fall.
“Writing for FishDuck.com has accelerated my sports writing career in so many ways, giving me vast amounts of experience and adding to my resume by linking my articles to prestigious sites such as ESPN Regional.” —Joseph F. Holland, UO Student
How to Apply: Email Charles Fischer at [email protected] 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 (watching sports counts!) and include contact information for at least two professional references. Applicants for the writing positions should also submit two writing samples such as term papers, or it may be informal, such as personal blog entries.
For the Non-Student and the Retired? The majority of our writers are passionate Oregon fans who have full time jobs, families, and other interests yet weave in some time to write about their beloved Ducks every two weeks. Check with Charles as there are always positions for Sportswriting to fill and he can give you the spectrum of openings.
FishDuck.com is the hottest, fastest-growing Oregon Duck football site on the web. More than 60 volunteers help with Writing, Editing, Photography, Research, and the Social Media aspects of the site, serving visitors from more than 50 countries who read our articles up to a quarter million times every month. We seek to educate and entertain our readers with Football Analysis, Op-Ed articles, Recruiting, History, and even Humor. 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.