Join the SGO Team

Sports Gamers Online is currently looking to add multiple positions to our team. If you’re a growing or experienced writer or content creator with a passion for the gaming industry, this could be the place for you!

We are currently looking for the following roles (details below):

  • News Writer
  • Feature Writer
  • Guide Writer
  • Video Content Creator
  • Community Manager

With games like Madden, NBA 2K, NBA Live, MLB The Show and FIFA being as big now as ever before, there is a prime opportunity to join one of the fastest-growing sports gaming websites around. We offer readers exclusive interviews, columns, tips and tricks to help better their game while also covering the latest news and releases in the world of sports gaming.

We don’t believe in the “pay you with experience” model. Our writers are on a word-based payment plan and is perfect for those either just breaking into the industry or looking for extra income on the side. That being said, this is not a full-time position, nor does it pay like one.

If this sounds like it’s for you, then we want to hear from you!

NEWS WRITER:

The staff writer position is at the front of all of the news in the industry. Our readers rely on the news staff to make sure they get all of the news they need to know as soon as it’s released.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring various news feeds for breaking news
  • Writing and editing news stories
  • Reporting on conventions, trade events, and press events
  • Collaborate with staff to create new and exciting content

Requirements:

  • Must be available to work a minimum two/three four-hour shifts per week on our news desk, covering the news that breaks during that time.
  • Outside of set schedule, flexibility to cover major events/stories as needed is encouraged
  • Must have experience publishing using networks like WordPress, and be able to self-edit/publish
  • Prior writing experience ranging from quick news articles to longer columns
  • 12 articles per month (3 per week in a 4-week month)
  • Must be able to receive payment via Paypal

Preferred: 

  • A profound understanding of sports and the annual video games that accompany them
  • A strong command of the English language with a passion for journalism
  • A drive to produce quality original content on a consistent basis
  • The ability to work together with other writers and editors to ensure that articles always look their best while meeting deadlines
  • A strong social media presence

Benefits:

  • Remote work
  • Access to all industry events and conventions, including PAX, GDC, and E3
  • Review materials
  • Competitive pay for writers/editors that scales with the growth of the website!
  • The more you write, the more you make!

FEATURE WRITER:

On top of the news, our readers love a great story. As a feature writer with SGO you will be responsible for researching, interviewing, and producing long-form stories for the SGO community.

Requirements:

  • Ability to produce a minimum of one long-form article or series per month.
  • Ability to generate interesting topics to bring in an audience
  • Must have experience publishing using networks like WordPress, and be able to self-edit/publish
  • Prior writing experience
  • Must be able to receive payment via Paypal

Preferred: 

  • A profound understanding of sports and the annual video games that accompany them
  • A strong command of the English language with a passion for journalism
  • A drive to produce quality original content on a consistent basis
  • The ability to work together with other writers and editors to ensure that articles always look their best while meeting deadlines
  • A strong social media presence

Benefits:

  • Remote work
  • Access to all industry events and conventions, including PAX, GDC, and E3
  • Personal growth within the industry
  • Pay that scales with the growth of the website!
  • The more you write, the more you make!

GUIDE WRITER

Our guides and tips are the biggest aspects of SGO. We are looking to add individuals who can provide expert help to players for the following genres:

  • NHL
  • MLB
  • FIFA/PES

Requirements:

  • Ability to produce highly-detailed guides on your game ranging from deep walkthroughs to simple tips and tricks
  • Must have experience publishing using networks like WordPress, and be able to self-edit/publish
  • Prior writing experience a plus
  • Must be able to receive payment via Paypal

Preferred: 

  • A profound understanding of sports and the annual video games that accompany them
  • A strong command of the English language with a passion for journalism
  • A drive to produce quality original content on a consistent basis
  • The ability to work together with other writers and editors to ensure that articles always look their best while meeting deadlines
  • A strong social media presence

VIDEO CONTENT CREATOR:

In addition to news writers, SGO is looking to add Content Creators for it’s Youtube presence as we grow out the SGO Network.

Requirements:

  • Must be knowledgable of the sports gaming market and community
  • Ability to create 2-3 videos per month.
  • Video editing ability in preferred software.
  • Ability to create compelling ideas to bring in an audience
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues
  • Well versed in multiple sports and games (unless you are brought on as an expert in one)
  • Must be able to receive payment via Paypal.
  • After Effects and video graphic experience a plus.

Benefits:

  • Keep all video revenue of content you produce
  • Creative freedom
  • Established audience
  • Remote work
  • Access to all industry events and conventions, including PAX, GDC, and E3

Coverage Desired:

  • Multi-sport
  • FIFA/PES/Soccer Expert
  • Retro Sports Expert
  • Video podcast co-host

COMMUNITY MANAGER:

Our community manager will be the face of Sports Gamers Online. This individual will help SGO continue to grow and interact with the SGO Community. Due to the nature of the position, the CM will receive a base pay that will grow as the company continues to grow.

It’s best suited for someone looking at breaking into the Community Management/Marketing field.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all SGO social media accounts
  • Grow the SGO Subreddit
  • Interact with SGO community
  • Develop creative ideas to involve the SGO community, increase the SGO audience and grow the SGON.
  • Expand the SGO Insider (Patreon) program

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please send relevant samples and resume to managing editor Mike Straw at [email protected].

Please include in your email any sports titles you consider yourself knowledgeable in to the point of being able to deliver helpful guides to our readers. In your subject line, please format it as follows: Name — Position Application

Also, be sure to answer the following questions (if applicable) in your email.

  1. What hours (EST) would you be available to cover the latest news? (If applying for news)
  2. Do you have YouTube/video capture and editing experience? How Long? (If applying for video content creator)
  3. What game(s) do you consider yourself to be an expert in? (If applying for guide writer)
  4. When could you start if selected for the position?
  5. If you could revive one classic sports franchise, what would it be and why?(No more than a couple sentences)

About SGO:

Founded in 2014, Sports Gamers Online has quickly risen to become a leading destination for sports gamers around the globe. We offer news, previews, reviews, and everything in between, but it doesn’t stop there. We’re set to take 2016 by storm, and we’re looking dedicated and driven individuals with ambition to match.