Whether you are studying journalism, sports journalism or public relations, having a well-established writing portfolio can give you a competitive edge when searching for a job after graduation. Here are some publications that are looking for students to contribute stories:
Avon Junior Athletic Association
The Avon Junior Athletic Association is searching for students to write stories for the league. This is an unpaid position, but the students will have the opportunity to submit to the Hendricks County Flyer. To apply, send a brief resume, cover letter (describe experience and current and future interests) and writing samples (optional) to Jason Bowers, Commissioner of AJAA Boys Basketball, by email.
Beachbody is looking for student writers with an interest in fitness and health to contribute content to the Beachbody Blog. Most articles should be between 400-700 words. Primary sources (studies, research papers, etc.) are preferred to quote instead of secondary sources (NYT, Men's Health, etc.). Links should be embedded into the text, or written in parentheses (LINK:http://www.examplelinkhere.com) in the copy. All content will be reviewed by the Editorial Team before it is published. If you would like a link to your blog, Instagram, or other social media channel, please provide a link with content submission. When submitting content, please also submit a short bio (see the bios on the Beachbody Blog author pages as examples) and a photo to use as a headshot. All articles should follow the Beachbody Blog style guide, which can be downloaded here. Questions? Contact Emily Coleman.
The Campus Citizen
The Campus Citizen, the student-run online magazine at IUPUI, is continually seeking new student writers, photographers, designers, illustrators and artists to contribute to the site. Desired topics to cover include everything from campus events and news to sports and cultural happenings. Story pitches and ideas should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "STORY PITCH" in the subject line. Send questions to Editor-in-Chief David Schroeder.
Chat Sports, a social sports web page, seeks student journalists to write web stories on their chosen teams. Writers are expected to write game stories, features and profiles; cover breaking news; coordinate draft coverage; and analyze trade rumors. Submit your resume with the online application.
The Spade Magazine
The Spade Magazine is "a selective online magazine for food loving, coffee drinking, booze indulging, and travel savvy, clever and inquisitive people." Editors are now accepting outside contributors to add articles to the site. For examples, see here. Send article ideas and questions to Rebecca Elliot.
Jaguar Academic Advising Association (JACADA)
The Jaguar Academic Advising Association (JACADA) is looking for students interested in gaining writing/interviewing experience to contribute stories for its new website that seeks to connect and provide resources for academic/career advisors (faculty or staff) on the IUPUI and IUPUC campuses. At least once each month, the website will showcase a member of the advising community on the main page of the new jacada.iupui.edu. If you would like to become a web contributor, author or editor, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Recreation Unlimited is looking for journalism and PR students to contribute content for the Recreation Unlimited blog as well as the basketballgoalstore.com blog. The site will provide some article topics but writers are welcome to pitch story ideas. Articles may include personal experience blog posts and interviews with product specialists. Send writing samples to Grant Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Blog posts and opinion articles are preferred in order to get a sense of the writer's voice and style.
Varsity Views is looking for contributing writers for its high school sports web publication. Varsity Views welcomes content from all divisions and sports in local communities in the form of “best of” lists, beat stories, game recaps, or coach/player profiles. Writers are expected to contribute 1-2 stories per week with flexibility based on the student’s schedule. Varsity Views writers are guaranteed a byline on their stories with the chance to be promoted via Varsity Views’ social media accounts. Contact Content Editor Bryan Foland for more information at email@example.com.