Want to get your foot in the door covering an NBA beat? NBA.com is looking for up to 30 aspiring sportswriters to form its league-wide network of associate reporters.
These part-time jobs are designed to give you the full range of experiences that comes with covering a professional basketball team. Each reporter will work closely with one of the full-time writers to give visitors to NBA.com and team web sites all the information they need throughout the season. The plan is to have one reporter at each NBA home city.
NBA.com is looking for talented college juniors and seniors as well as recent graduates and graduate students to cover the 2008-2009 season. Each associate reporter is expected to attend every home game, file live game notes directly into the Game Info page, collect notes and quotes from the locker rooms after the game, and update the homepage of the team web sites featured in your game. You will be paid $50-$75 per game, depending on the arena you work.
Applicants should submit a resume (with references), plus three published articles or a 500-word essay on why you want to be an NBA beat writer.
All applicants must have their own laptop computer. Interested applicants should contact:
Executive Producer/ NBA.com