Join the Team!

Want to Work for College Gym News?

We’re looking to bring on more fantastic gymnastics contributors to the College Gym News team to help us expand our coverage for the 2020 season and beyond. We do want to make it clear that all positions with the CGN team are completely volunteer-based. We put any donations received toward covering big-name meets, server costs and more.

Contributing Editor, College Beat

We are looking for passionate and detail-oriented individuals to join our expanding team of editors. These individuals will be assigned a beat (ex. the Pac-12 or DIII’s NCGA-East) and work to produce content for teams on the beat, help with offseason site projects and more. They will report to the managing editor and work closely with the other editors throughout the season and offseason. To be successful, applicants must have writing experience, with a background in journalism encouraged but not mandatory. Proximity to a collegiate gymnastics team or desire to travel (without compensation) also preferred but not required.

Responsibilities

  • Be the go-to source for news, information and updates on assigned beat
  • Write weekly previews and recaps throughout the season
  • Pitch, research and produce written features throughout the year
  • Perform updates to our team roster/social media pages, “Where Are They Now” database, Rosters & Commits spreadsheet and more
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Develop relationship with team sports information directors (SIDs) to facilitate interviews both out of season and at meets, gain access to cover meets in person, reach out for injury updates and other official comments or quotes, etc.
  • Be a self-starter and come up with story ideas, help with group pieces and update databases or static pages without being told
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Desired Skills

  • Willingness to learn journalism best practices, including AP Style, transcription, etc.
  • Attention to detail when it comes to writing, style and content formatting
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow outlined directions or workflow instructions as described
  • Emphasis on timeliness and knowledge of the importance of deadlines
  • Initiative to tell interesting stories about the gymnastics community
  • Willingness to cover teams not on your beat when primary editors are unavailable
  • Passion for collegiate gymnastics, especially providing coverage and expanding the fan based of all teams, including DII and DIII programs

Contributing Editor, Recruiting/Elite

We are looking for a passionate and detail-oriented individual to join our expanding team of editors. This individual will be assigned the recruiting/elite beat and work to produce content for on the beat, help with offseason site projects and more. They will report to the managing editor and work closely with the other editors throughout the season and offseason. To be successful, applicants must have writing experience, with a background in journalism encouraged but not mandatory.

Responsibilities

  • Be the go-to source for news, information and updates on recruiting and elite gymnastics in reference to college gymnastics
  • Work directly with specific editors when cross-over occurs between the recruiting beat and a future gymnast’s team, for example
  • Write previews and recaps throughout the J.O. and elite seasons, including but not limited to Elite in the NCAA, Nastia Liukin Cup series recaps and more
  • Pitch, research and produce written features throughout the year
  • Perform updates to our Rosters & Commits spreadsheet, Olympians in the NCAA database and more
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Be a self-starter and come up with story ideas, help with group pieces and update databases or static pages without being told
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Desired Skills

  • Willingness to learn journalism best practices, including AP Style, transcription, etc.
  • Attention to detail when it comes to writing, style and content formatting
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow outlined directions or workflow instructions as described
  • Emphasis on timeliness and knowledge of the importance of deadlines
  • Initiative to tell interesting stories about the gymnastics community
  • Technical knowledge of the elite code of points and its rules and regulations
  • Passion for elite gymnastics, especially with how it relates to college gymnastics

Interested individuals should email mail@collegegymnews.com with the subject line “Join College Gym News” and include:

  • Your name
  • The position to which you are applying
  • A brief summary of your experience as it relates to the position
  • A writing sample (in the case of the contributing editors only)