**UPDATE** We are looking for basketball writers to join us this season to cover Cardinal Basketball. If interested in talking about Stanford hoops contact us right away.
Rule of Tree is looking for passionate sports writers and digital marketers looking to start their career in digital media or marketing. We are a Stanford sports blog with a national audience and part of the SB nation network. Contributors to the network have gone on to work for the LA Times, ESPN, SI.com, Grantland, Rivals, 247sports, Scout, SB Nation (national), Comcast sports, and many more companies.
In this opportunity (or internship if you can get the school credit for it) we will help you cultivate the tools and skills necessary to launch your career, including but not limited to:
-Honing and perfecting your writing skills
-Helping you understand how to captivate a digital audience
-Teaching you the basics of growing your social media audience
-Helping you find paid national positions (the last two interns we hired in the beginning of the summer already have paid positions with national sports outlets)
-Providing opportunities to create other forms of digital content such as podcasts
-Helping you learn the basics of search engine optimization
-Building your personal brand
We are looking for people who enjoy writing, are willing to learn and improve, can be self-motivated even while working remotely and are passionate and dedicated to writing regularly (you will get out of this what you put in).
Writers MAY BE (but not likely at this time) eligible for a small stipend. We will, however, work with you to help you get the absolute most personally and professionally out of this position while providing exposure to a national audience and cultivating your personal brand. In other words, we will invest in you personally and help you get to where you ultimately want to go.
Here are what writers around the SB Nation network have to say about contributing:
Derek Smith, Bring On The Cats:
"It didn't take long after I joined the staff at Bring On The Cats for me to see the opportunity that writing for SB Nation provides. A year after joining the staff, I had the idea to write a longform piece on K-State's 2003 Big 12 Championship. Through my affiliation with SB Nation, I was able to secure interviews with a number of former players as well as fulfilling a lifelong dream of interviewing legendary head coach Bill Snyder. The three month process of researching and writing the piece was one of the greatest experiences of my life so far. For anyone who dreams of being a serious writer but never had the chance, SB Nation is a great place to start."
Will Grubb, Drivetime Reporter/Anchor/Producer at Sports Radio 610 in Houston:
Contributing to Corn Nation was a great experience. When I started, I was an eager sophomore journalism student. Throughout my three plus years of contributing, I not only personally developed, I got a first hand look at the type of conversations that go on behind the curtain. Discussions about what is newsworthy, what is appropriate, and important insight into the best ways to format and compile web posts. These are all things I use or draw from at my current job.
Also, the personal relationships and contacts gained were well worth the time. Corn Nation has a great group, who genuinely care about creating great content. I work in radio, but at least 50% of what I do is web related. My experience with Corn Nation prepared me for that more than any class I ever took. It offered real world experience with real world exposure and at no point did it feel like work. Jon and the rest of the guys allowed a great deal of creativity and range when I was deciding how I wanted to contribute.
Martin Rickman, Uproxx:
"I can safely say without hyperbole that I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for SB Nation. No, really. And it's almost not a stretch to say I wouldn't be who I am without the network either. The contacts I've made, the skills I've gained, the endless repetition and practice, the freestyling, the endless amount of people I can turn to if I have a question about anything, they've all shaped me and molded me and helped guide me on this crazy winding path I'm on.
Being comfortable with myself and my abilities must have been good for me as SI approached me in 2013 to possibly replace Holly Anderson (a fellow SBN alum) at Campus Union. There isn't a day that goes by now where I'm not talking with at least one, if not half a dozen people from SBN. They're my contemporaries, my colleagues, but most importantly, my friends. It's a special place because it's filled with special people."
To be considered, please send a resume and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org or Jack at email@example.com