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BeyondUSports
 Virtual
Company Location: Somerset, NJ
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

BeyondUSports is an online publication aimed at producing unique and thought-provoking sports coverage without the limitations of corporate ownership and journalistic censorship. In the ever changing media landscape, BeyondUSports is creating a medium that allows you to contribute to the process and become part of a special team while building your own brand. BeyondUSports.com offers inspired writers with a passion for the industry an opportunity to re-define sports journalism and truly dedicate themselves to inventing a future. We are the megaphone that allows your individual voice an access to an unquantifiable number of followers.

Lost journalism jobs make a once competitive space void, and BeyondUSports strives to maintain the balance of talent and preserve the forum. Aspiring journalists have surely noticed fewer and fewer open positions – those who get paid the big bucks to sit on the sidelines and interview stars are becoming few and far between, but such dreams should not die so easily because the opportunity to push yourself into that world is still in front of you with BeyondU. If you have a passion for sports and the ingenuity and drive to exist in this landscape, you can join the BeyondUSports team and not only push the site to new limits but form a sports journalism network that will empower you in multiple spaces.

We offer work-for-credit internships to students that are interested in obtaining powerful connections, personal mentorship, and publishing their work with the opportunity for rapid career growth.

What you will be doing/learning
• Mastering your university/college as a beat
• Crafting articles and features in a professional manner
• Working as part of a four person team to cover football, basketball and recruiting
• Relationship building: provide excellent service and be primary contact for sports programs of note
• Work with editors and team leaders to ensure best possible organization and coverage.
• Learn how to master securing hits and interest in an unlimited space
• Gain a deep understanding of the current state of journalism, as well as, the mindset it takes to succeed in the industry
• Generate leads. Responsible for targeting and identifying opportunities

Responsibilities

What you will be doing/learning
• Mastering your university/college as a beat
• Crafting articles and features in a professional manner
• Working as part of a four person team to cover football, basketball and recruiting
• Relationship building: provide excellent service and be primary contact for sports programs of note
• Work with editors and team leaders to ensure best possible organization and coverage.
• Learn how to master securing hits and interest in an unlimited space
• Gain a deep understanding of the current state of journalism, as well as, the mindset it takes to succeed in the industry
• Generate leads. Responsible for targeting and identifying opportunities

Requirements

Qualifications:
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (we don’t judge candidates based on a GPA!)
• Journalism, Communications Major/Minor preferred, but all majors may apply
• Be extroverted and have a passion for sports and your university
• Ability to work fast! Really fast!
• Strong computer application skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and ability to work in a digital work environment

How To Apply

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