The Eighth Man

Jobs

SCORES REPORTER

This position is permanent. It is unpaid. The Eighth Man is seeking Scores Reporters from each region to collect scores from tournaments and update the website’s scoreboard accordingly. You will be working with the head of the scores department, Dan Hanson.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collect scores from tournaments as they become available (via Facebook, Twitter, reports from T8M staff, etc.)
  • Updating the scoreboard on eighthman.com as these scores become available
  • Working Saturday or Sunday shifts that can be anywhere between two to eight hours (dependent upon availability of fellow staff members). You will not be expected to work every week and we can plan around your tournament/practice schedules.

Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills is a must. You may be willing to reach out to people via Facebook, Twitter and in-person to collect scores when they are not readily available.
  • Experience with WordPress is a plus.

All interested parties should email editors@eighthman.com with the reason why you would be a good fit for T8M scores team. We are looking to take on at least one reporter per region.

CORRESPONDENT
This position is permanent. It is unpaid. The Eighth Man is seeking correspondents from each region to write a wide variety of articles (features, news, strategy, etc.). You will report to Managerial Editor Ethan Sturm and Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dallas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop stories that break news, have impact and are exclusive to The Eighth Man.
  • Execute those stories in a variety of mediums (written, visual, etc.), in a timely fashion under deadline pressure.
  • Establish a clear and focused set of priorities and aggressively plan ahead to help The Eighth Man maintain the clear cut lead in quidditch journalism.

Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills is a must. You may be willing to reach out to people via Facebook, Twitter and in-person to collect information.
  • Must be able to recognize and develop newsworthy stories of state, national and global interest and work accurately under deadline pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a reporter, writer and editor on a varied array of issues is a plus.
  • Prior experience in sports journalism a plus.
  • Ability to take photos and shoot video a plus.

All interested parties should email editors@eighthman.com with a resume, writing sample and a brief explanation as to why you would be a good fit for The Eighth Man.

PHOTOGRAPHER
This position is permanent. It is unpaid. You will not be compensated for travel expenses. The Eighth Man is seeking photographers from each region to shoot tournaments and major quidditch events. You will submit a minimum of 10, edited photos after each quidditch event you attend to be used on eighthman.com with credit. You will report to the Editor-in-Chief.

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate high command of photography techniques through sophisticated craftsmanship and perform duties under minimal supervision.
  • Create and develop visual storytelling to engage and entertain readers.
  • Collaborate with correspondents, writers, the photo editor and other staff members to improve content quality.
  • Establish a clear and focused set of priorities and aggressively plan ahead to help The Eighth Man maintain the clear-cut lead in quidditch journalism.

Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills is a must. You may be willing to reach out to people via Facebook, Twitter and in-person.
  • Must have access to camera equipment (DSLR preferred) and a photo-editing program.
  • Must be able to recognize newsworthy situations and produce content based upon such recognition.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a photographer.
  • Ability to attend at minimum of two tournaments a semester.
  • Prior experience with sports photography a plus.

All interested parties should email editors@eighthman.com with a resume, three photography samples (sports preferred) and a brief explanation as to why you would be a good fit for The Eighth Man.

 

VIDEOGRAPHER
This position is permanent. It is unpaid. You will not be compensated for travel expenses. The Eighth Man is seeking videographers from each region to film games and highlight reels. You will be asked to submit a minimum of three videos–editing not required, but color correction preferred–after each quidditch event you attend to be used on eighthman.com with credit. You will report to Managerial Editor Ethan Sturm and Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dallas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate high command of videography techniques through sophisticated craftsmanship and perform duties under minimal supervision.
  • Create and develop visual storytelling to engage and entertain readers.
  • Collaborate with correspondents, writers, video editors and other staff members to improve content quality.
  • Establish a clear and focused set of priorities and aggressively plan ahead to help The Eighth Man maintain the clear-cut lead in quidditch journalism.

Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills is a must. You may be willing to reach out to people via Facebook, Twitter and in-person.
  • Must have access to videography equipment (DSLR preferred) and a video-editing program.
  • Must be able to recognize newsworthy situations and produce content based upon such recognition.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a videographer.
  • Ability to attend at minimum of two tournaments a semester.
  • Prior experience with sports videography a plus.

All interested parties should email editors@eighthman.com with a resume, two videography samples (sports preferred) and a brief explanation as to why you would be a good fit for The Eighth Man.