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The UW Dawg Pound continues to be one of the fastest growing UW sports blogs on the internet.  As our membership expands and our daily visits increase, demand for more content rises.  And so does the visibility for our participating writers.

Our staff has recently underwent one major update with Lucas Shannon taking over as the new Editor of UW Men's Basketball coverage.  Lucas joined our staff last year as a writer and will succeed Ben Knibbe who will stay on as a general contributor across beats. In addition to his UWDP duties, Lucas is a full time college student (and former basketball player) who is pursuing his career in sports journalism.

In addition to this change, UWDP is looking for candidates to contribute to the site, covering breaking UW news and updating news stories via SB Nation's patented StoryStream technology. If you're a columnist with a unique voice looking to increase your visibility in the world of UW athletics, we'd love to hear from you too. Even if writing isn't your thing but you see an opportunity to lend another talent (say you offer a world class design eye, next level Illustrator abilities, or have a background producing/editing professional audio or video), we should still talk.

Beyond general contributors, we are also looking to fill some specific positions.  These are somewhat specialized in nature and are targeted towards people who have an interest in breaking into the sports writing and analysis profession.

All roles are currently uncompensated although many SB Nation writers have gone on to full-time paid writing roles.  Stipends may be available to some writers based on agreed-upon performance metrics.

1.  UW Football Technical Analyst

We are looking for one "X's and O's" football writer who can produce a weekly column breaking down Husky Football plays and player on-field performance.  Our goal is the education of our readers on the nuances of the game from the point of view of a coach or player.


  • Must be able to commit to one piece per week on average
  • Must have fundamental writing and grammar skills
  • Must have the ability to create graphics and GIFs for use in articles
  • Must have demonstrated expertise in football theory and coaching
  • Preferred: Experience as a coach or player

2.  UW Football Staff Writer

We are currently recruiting for a staff writer to join the football writing team.  The role requires two to three contributions per week of original content (including "Dot, Dot, Dawg" pieces) and four to five contributions per week of "Fanshots" (links on UW football from around the web posted tour our website).


  • Must have fundamental writing, grammar and organizational skills
  • Must have basic technical skills producing web friendly content and graphics
  • Must be willing to communicate with, collaborate with and organize a writing team
  • Preferred:  Student or recent grad with a strong interest in sports industry

3.  UW Football Recruiting Writer

We are looking for a blogger to work with the current writing staff and to take our football recruiting coverage to the next level.  In this role, the candidate will produce a weekly "Recruiting Roundup" style of article that will include news, interviews and player analysis.  Selected candidate will have access to the SB Nation national recruiting team various resources made available through that team.


  • Must have requisite writing and grammar skills 
  • Must have a strong interest in high school football and college football recruiting
  • Must have willingness and capability to execute basic "beat coverage" skills including attending games, networking, interviewing, and creating original content
  • Must be located in Seattle area and have strong knowledge of local high school football
  • Preferred:  Student or recent grad with strong interest in sports journalism
  • Preferred:  Experience and contacts within northwest high school sports scene

4. Non-Revenue Sports Editor

We have an amazing opportunity to start a beat on UW non-revenue sports including Soccer, Golf, Crew, Baseball and Volleyball.  We are looking for a leader for this beat.  The Non-Revenue Sports Editor will be responsible for organizing our coverage over non-revenue sports, for networking within the Athletic Department to cover those sports, for conducting player and coach interviews and for producing one to two articles per week, including a "weekly roundup" news piece.


  • Must have requisite writing and grammar skills
  • Must be experienced working with social media tools
  • Must be a UW student or person with convenient access to the Athletic Department and the various non-revenue sports events being covered
  • Must have the organizational skills to develop and manage a news beat
  • Must have an interest and skill set to network with subjects and to produce interviews
  • Must have basic technical skills in producing web content and graphics
  • Preferred:  Journalism major or recent grad with an interest in developing a portfolio

If you have an interest in any of the positions noted above, please submit a cover letter and sample of your work to me via email at landonemail-gekko at