As the authors here at ATQ, we take immense pride in what we do and the fantastic community that has been built up here. This place has grown beyond what I ever thought it could be when I started the blog six years ago and, over the years, any changes we've made or new writers we've brought on have always been with the community of ATQ in mind. Our current staff is awesome, and both feedback and traffic patterns suggest that the readers agree with that assessment. However, we have one big weakness in that none of our authors live in the Eugene area. This poses a problem as far as some changes we would like to make for the future. So we are opening up a search process for a Eugene Correspondent. Here is the job description:
Addicted to Quack, SB Nation's Oregon blog and fan community, is looking for a Eugene Correspondent. The primary duties of this position are to cover UO Athletic Department media functions, including media availability sessions, press conferences, and contests in multiple sports utilizing a press credential. The Eugene correspondent will be responsible for using information gathered at events to publish original content on ATQ in conjunction with the site's managing editors.
We are searching someone who is an Oregon fan, but with a journalistic eye that can write with the voice of a fan while still able think about sports objectively. Applicants are expected to live in the Eugene-Springfield area, commit multiple days per week to attending events (including during midday), and to conduct oneself with a level of professionalism. It is also expected that the Eugene Correspondent will maintain a presence of discussion in the comments section of the site, as is consistent with the current authors and editors.
There is no monetary compensation for the position at this time. However, we offer a generous amount of editorial freedom, as well as an excellent opportunity to build a portfolio on one of the web's fastest growing sports media organizations. Interested applicants can apply by sending a resume and two writing samples to managing editor David Piper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anybody is welcome to apply so long as they live in the Eugene-Springfield area. This is not limited to journalism majors, or even necessarily students. If you have any questions, or would like to apply, email me at email@example.com. Or if you can just help us spread the word, that's awesome, too.