At The Hive is looking for new contributors to help cover the Hornets' comeback season! We've built a great community here over the years, and we're proud to be one of the best Hornets blogs on the web as a result. David Arnott and Ben Swanson worked hard to make At The Hive what it is today, and we'd like to build on that success by bringing on some new talent.
What's in it for you?
With the huge jump in traffic that came with the Hornets' rebranding effort, we're going to have much more to cover this season. By joining At The Hive's staff, you'll instantly be given a great platform to share your Charlotte Hornets expertise. We get a lot of traffic -- probably the most of any Hornets blog -- and your voice will be heard not only by Hornets fans, but by SB Nation's vast network of NBA fans worldwide.
Hey, maybe you'll find that you like writing and want to pursue it as a career. We work closely with our writers to improve their technical skills and develop their voices (something Ben and I took pride in, as we're both journalism students), and many of our writers have gone on to bigger things. Connor Huchton, Seerat Sohi, and most recently, Ben Swanson, have grown into great roles with other prominent organizations.
It isn't a paid gig at this point, although that may change in the future with how quickly the SB Nation network is growing. And hey, you do get to keep your day job. We don't expect you to put in 40 hours a week (if you want to, though, by all means), and will work with you around your schedule. We all have lives outside of the internet -- scary, I know -- and we ensure our writers are fueled by passion and not compulsion.
If this sounds like something you're interested in, keep reading.
What we're looking for
Are you the person that writes 500-word comments on At The Hive articles? If so, writing for us might be your thing.
Your responsibilities would include writing a couple of articles a week -- some of which are scheduled, some of which aren't -- that paint a full picture of the topic you are covering. It's one thing to rant about your favorite players, but it's another to fully illustrate a player's strengths and weaknesses while remaining as objective as possible.
You'll work with our editing team to improve your writing both in clarity and in content, and hopefully will become one of the most trusted voices in covering the Charlotte Hornets. If this sounds like something you're interested in, send an email to j.priemski at gmail dot com with a few writing samples (Fanshots work!) and a paragraph or two about why you want to write for us.
Social media experts
Are you the person that spends countless hours on Facebook and Twitter spreading information and making jokes? If this sounds more like you, let us know.
Your responsibilities would include operating and maintaining the site's social media pages, and ensuring that all of our content is easily accessible on those mediums. On game days, you'll livetweet the action and make jokes (probably the best part of livetweeting basketball, I'd say). Ideally, you are able to send out posts at a moment's notice. Breaking news is very important to Hornets fans. Also, memes are good. Memes are very good. Needless to say, Photoshop skills and basic video editing skills are assets.
Interested? Send an email to j.priemski at gmail dot com with your Twitter and Facebook pages, highlights of your experience with social media, and a paragraph or two about why you're the right person for the job.
Maybe neither of those things are up your alley, but you think you can contribute to At The Hive in another way. Let us know! We're always looking to add talented individuals to our staff. We love this site and want it to be the best it can be. Float your ideas to us, and we'll see if we can work something out.
We'd also like to thank our readers for their unconditional support over the years. Without you, this site wouldn't be what it is today. You make us great. Thank you.