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Write For Us

Write For Us

Michael Dunlap

Our founder at U.S. Airways Arena after Suns practice. Photo Credit: Michael Dunlap, HoopsHabit.com

Love the NBA and the world of basketball? Enjoy writing? Want to join the Sports Illustrated/Fansided network  and have a worldwide platform to share your views? HoopsHabit.com is for you!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON FOR THESE TEAMS:

-General NBA Columnist — You’ll have the ability to cover different teams, based on our needs and your choices. You’ll be able to do lists, rankings, opinion pieces and just about anything else you’re interested in. Applicants are expected to write at least twice per week.

-NCAA General Columnist — You can cover any team or conference you’d like (or all of them). Generally, we trend towards broad topics, but as our NCAA coverage is just getting off the ground, we’ll allow pretty much any type of piece.

WHO WE ARE

We offer daily opinions, stats and analysis on all that makes up the National Basketball Association and are slowly integrating the NCAA level to our site.

You can cover your favorite NBA team for a national website and grow along with us. Check out our available positions, as they often change. Have a different idea in mind? Pitch it to us. We’re always looking to improve our team and if you have a way to do that, we’d be happy to listen.

Our writers craft their own headlines or can tap into an ever-changing database created by our staff. That freedom is priceless and makes the sportswriting journey that much more enjoyable.

WHAT WE OFFER

Our goal is to get a HoopsHabit.com presence in every arena in the NBA. Our site covers all 30 teams in the NBA and is gaining national attention. As a member of the Sports Illustrated/Fansided network, you’ll immediately get that name recognition that independent websites have to work much harder for. We currently have members in Phoenix, Minnesota, Indiana and Dallas with NBA credentials and are always working with teams to get more.

You’ll get national exposure and the potential to attend practices and games, but that’s not the only way to get value from writing for HoopsHabit.com.

Instead of our editors pocketing all of the revenue, we believe the best writers deserve a piece of that pie. We believe a company is only as strong as the base and for us, that base is the writing staff. Every qualified writer earns $1.00/1000 page views. The obvious question is about how many page views we get…we’re looking at about 225,000 for March 2014. We also hand out bonuses to the best performers throughout the month.

The only criteria for getting paid is you must write eight pieces per month to qualify. That’s basically two per week. You don’t have to be a math phenom to see the value there. The more you write and promote your pieces, the more you earn. You’re not going to get rich, but it sure beats the other sites that offer you nothing in the way of compensation.

BECOME PART OF HOOPSHABIT.COM

Interested? You’ll have to apply through Fansided at http://fansided.com/join-fansided/. You can also send an email to our Editor-in-Chief at mdunlap (at) hoopshabit.com with a fresh sample of your writing or most recent published work if you have any questions. We can’t wait for you to join our team!