Are you an avid Redskins fan?
Do you have writing experience?
Are you willing to write in-depth pieces about the Redskins as well as short bits of breaking news as they occur?
This may be your time to shine.
This is a non-paying position, however the benefits are great. Your articles would be included among this sites syndicated work and you and your name would be out there and credited for it. Bigger opportunies are in the waiting, and I can attest to that.
Riggo’s Rag is looking for three to five qualified writers to bolster their bullpen. The job requires at least two posts per week to maintain active status. Writing for Riggo’s Rag is an excellent way to begin an online blogging career or simply extend a writing career beyond the bounds of pen and paper.
As a writer for Riggo’s Rag your opportunities will include:
- Covering Redskins events live
- Breaking news before some local and national media outlets
- Gaining exposure from local and national features of your articles including syndication on Sports Illustrated (SI.com)!
- Branching off and exploring your own project opportunities through contacts made while writing
- Press passes to various Redskins events including Draft Day and training camp (when available)
- Interviewing various Redskins players and personalities and players in-person, by telephone or via email
A few Riggo’s Rag success stories:
Local writer Ryan John Estorninos took over the blog almost two years ago, since becoming the editor he has launched his own radio network and his own online sports talk show at Backfieldradio.com. Ryan has also had the pleasure of hosting such athletes as Redskins (and former Redskins) Darrel Young, Anthony Armstrong, Robert Henson, Stephon Heyer, H.B. Blades and Phillip Daniels.
Another success story would be my own. I’m the current Editor-in-Chief of Riggo’s Rag. I was just a fan about 17 months ago, with little professional writing experience. I began writing October of last year and immediately my work was being carried on SI.com. My writing also lead me to make business connections with such people as ESPN’s Jemele Hill, ESPN980/ESPN Anchor Bram Weinstein, CSN’s Rich Tandler, the former head of the Redskins official blog Matt Terl and the head of the Redskins website Gary Fitzgerald. I’ve won free tickets from covering events and was even extended an offer to become an intern for the official Redskins blog in Ashburn!
This is a great opportunity for anybody with a passion for the burgundy and gold that is looking for experience.
How do you apply?
It’s simple. Send an email with “Blogging Opportunity” in the title, a copy of your resume (if applicable), a writing sample and a little bit about yourself to [email protected]
You can base your writing sample on the topic below.
Will the Redskins trade up for Robert Griffin III or will they sign a free agent quarterback before the draft?
(The goal here is to establish an opinion and elaborate using solid statistics and observations.)
These positions typically fill fast and won’t be available for long. If interested please contact immediately!