Are you obsessed with hockey and have a passion for writing? Do you follow prospect and draft coverage religiously? If that’s the case, then you’re already on the right track to become a contributor for one of the most respected blogs in hockey. Not only will you get the chance to write about the NHL draft and team-affiliated prospects, but you will also be able to cover games live as a credentialed representative of The Draft Analyst.

Positions available:

  • OHL Reporter
  • QMJHL Reporter
  • WHL Reporter
  • European Leagues Reporter

Requirements

  • Watch a lot of hockey
  • Compile player biographical data, statistics, and game reports to create individual profiles for draft-eligible prospects
  • Maintain spreadsheets that filter or sort current or historical rosters, and player or team data
  • Create personal draft rankings based on live and digital viewings
  • Write deadline and non-deadline reports that preview and recap specific key matchups and high-profile events (international tournaments, top prospect games, combines, etc.)
  • Establish and update calendars with schedules for dozens of junior and adult leagues in North America and Europe
  • Track statistical trends (streaks, droughts, time-on-ice fluctuations, etc.) and incorporate data in social media posts and posted player evaluations
  • Possess flexibility to cover NHL topics unrelated to prospects (NHL awards, Stanley Cup Playoffs, etc.)
  • Adhere to The Draft Analysts’s Standard Operating Procedures

Benefits

  • Access to live streams from leagues in North America and Europe
  • Press box assignments for live viewings (if available)
  • Cash reimbursement for gas, parking, and tolls (save your receipts!)
  • Earn a percentage of revenue generated from our annual NHL Draft Report
  • Personalized business cards (if requested)
  • Visibility and exposure to hundreds of NHL media, former coaches and players, and scouting types
  • Guest appearances on collaborations and podcasts throughout the hockey blogosphere
  • Work remote and create your own schedule

Qualifications

  • Fanatical love for the NHL and its history
  • Strong command of hockey language and terminology
  • General understanding of hockey tactics and strategies at the individual and team levels
  • Own or are working towards a journalism or communications degree and basic knowledge of AP style are plusses but not are required
  • Previous experience working in online sports media as a staff writer, blogger, or contributor
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office; specifically Photoshop, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Ace the best written test you’ll ever take in your life

How to Apply:

Please send an updated resume and three references (Word Doc, Pages, or PDF), and links to three writing samples to thedraftanalyst@gmail.com. Cover letters are welcomed if a writing sample is not available.

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