Vox Media is hiring a

NBA Desk Writer

Washington, United States

SB Nation, your sports appreciation machine, is looking for a full-time NBA writer with the creativity, passion and commitment to produce compelling and unique basketball journalism. A deep appreciation for the NBA and a willingness to immerse yourself in every facet of it is a must. You should be able to tackle a wide range of topics that includes live game coverage and analysis, and have a good eye for off-court storylines such as coaching changes, the Collective Bargaining Agreement, basketball culture, the fun stuff and more.

Our focus is using original voices to create engaging stories that speak directly to the passions of our audience. SB Nation is the fastest growing online sports media brand and the largest network of more than 300 individual fan-centric sports communities.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Experience covering the league, from training camp to Summer League and everything in between.
  • Ability to write clearly, quickly and with attention to detail.
  • Experience finding the most interesting angles of a story and bringing their best ideas to the table.
  • The insight to tell a story with pictures, video, data and other visual assets.
  • A desire to pursue stories with original reporting, which could include conducting interviews, attending events and cultivating sources.
  • A keen understanding of the business of the NBA, from sponsorships to sneakers and more.

Helpful, but not required:

  • Photoshop and basic video editing skills
  • An appetite to cover legal, economic and/or medical issues

What you’d be doing:

  • Writing a variety of stories, ranging from daily posts breaking down the latest NBA news and highlights, longer features, trend pieces and more
  • Providing live coverage of games and events
  • Creating a variety of content designed to enrich the fan’s perspective
  • Working closely with the editorial staff to identify unique angles and the best way to tell those stories
  • Programming on Facebook, Twitter, video and other platforms

This is a full time position and may be located in D.C., New York or remote. Salary is commensurate with experience.  

To apply send us your resume, a 140-character cover letter and three examples of stories or projects that demonstrate your unique skills. Also tell us what NBA role player you most relate to and why.

About working at Vox Media: You'll be joining a family of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about creating for the web, building tools to foster online community, and doing work that's challenging and fun. Vox Media is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.