UPDATE: This job posting has been closed; many thanks to all that applied.
With the commencement of the exhibition schedule, the long dormant basketball season has met a welcome alarm. Actual, meaningful NBA games will be played before we know it, and this blog will be back up at regular season speed.
There’s just one tiny problem. Beginning this season, I’ll no longer be contributing to this blog as a writer. That leaves a bit of a void; in taking on a purely editorial role, I’ll soon cede this stage to a writing cast that’s yet to be fully determined. We already have a few contributors in the works, but this site is very much in need of basketball scribes who are able to contribute regularly and are interested in covering the Dallas Mavericks.
If you meet both of those vague criteria, then you could be just what I’m looking for. If you don’t quite fit but know somehow who might, then please, pass this message along. We’re looking for proven basketball writers, relative newcomers, would-be analysts, hoops-obsessed essayists, and budding statisticians. Don’t be deterred from applying based on some minor factor; It’s a simple enough application process for a simple enough gig, and all are welcome to make their case.
All that’s needed from prospective applicants is an email to thetwomangame[at]gmail.com, complete with the following:
- Some information about yourself, your background, and your writing experience.
- Some explanation of your weekday schedule. Do you have a full-time job? Are you a student? How often would you be able and willing to write?
- A few writing samples that you feel are indicative of your ability and style. If you don’t have any NBA-specific writing experience, feel free to put together some thoughts on a Mavs-related topic of choice.
Note: These positions will be unpaid. If that’s a deal-breaker for you, then no hard feelings. But otherwise, this platform can still be incredibly useful to up-and-coming writers looking to break onto the NBA scene or reinforce their brand.
There is currently no deadline for applications, but keep in mind that once this void is filled, that’s that; the search could theoretically wrap at any time, so be sure to submit your emails as soon as possible.
I’m looking forward to filling out this staff, and better yet: to meet those who will hopefully come to define the next era of this blog’s life.