With the 2018 NWSL season drawing ever closer, Backline Soccer is on the hunt for new contributors to join our growing team. We’re looking for both writers and photographers, with a particular eye toward expanding our pool to include more contributors in or near NWSL markets.
If you’re a women’s soccer fan, a writer, and have an interest in sharp original reporting, compelling storytelling, and well-informed analysis, we want to hear from you. Previous sports writing experience is a plus, but not a necessity. More important is your ability to commit to covering a team on a regular basis—think a few hundred to a thousand words a week, more if you’re willing and able—and stick to deadlines. Ideally, you’ll be able to cover most home games in person, and become a familiar sight in the media scrum.
While we’ll accept applications from writers anywhere in the US, we have a specific need for contributors to cover Chicago, North Carolina, Seattle, Utah, Portland, and Washington.
We’re also looking for great photographers to capture a field-level view of NWSL action. Previous sports photography experience is a plus, but not a hard-and-fast requirement; please provide some examples of your work and let us know what equipment you own. Being within traveling distance of Chicago, North Carolina, Seattle, Utah, Houston, Orlando, or Washington is another plus. Availability to shoot every home game isn’t an absolute necessity.
Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ applicants are encouraged to apply.
To apply, use the Google form here. Please note that these positions are unpaid.
We look forward to meeting you!
-The Backline Soccer crew