Jobs

FRONTSTRETCH 2020 OPEN POSITIONS

Posted Jan. 7, 2020

Our website is one of the most popular NASCAR sites on the internet, on pace to reach between over 1.9 million page views in 2019. It’s a great place to both begin and continue your writing career, and over the years many distinguished Frontstretch alumni have moved on to careers in public relations and NASCAR writing all over the U.S. Several other writers here have hosted radio, podcasts and associated themselves with national publications such as Athlon Sports, CBS, FOX and more.

  • Frontstretch.com LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants for Editorial/Management should email frontstretcheditors@googlegroups.com with a cover letter, resume and references.
  • For writing positions, there’s a specific audition process. Please read the Contributors section below.

EDITORIAL/MANAGEMENT

Social Media Director

– Manage Frontstretch’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts. Also look into establishing a presence on other established, rising mediums such as TikTok.
– Lead the way in plotting our strategy on social media platforms. Aim is to increase fan engagement, entice new followers and maximize reach of our quality reporting and content.
– Interact with NASCAR drivers and teams at a professional level on the Frontstretch social media accounts. Also interact with Sales to create and post sponsor-driven social media when required by our sales clients.
– Work with assistant social media director(s) to schedule daily posts of articles and interact with followers.
– Work with partners to create sponsored posts when necessary.
– Keep an eye on Slack to post news articles when they break on social media.
– Create a schedule for weekly live tweeters, a combination of staff writers, who should be tweeting NASCAR qualifying and races for each of the top 3 series each weekend.
– Familiar with AP style and strong grammar capabilities.
– Knowledge of Google Analytics preferred and its use will be a daily part of the job.

IndyCar Editor

– Manage Frontstretch’s growing IndyCar platform which includes its own tab/portion of the site.
– Work with webmaster to ensure website section (which includes schedule, news, writer headshots and bios) is fully up-to-date.
– Take the lead in editing/posting breaking news over the course of the 2020 IndyCar season.
– Plan out content with 1-2 additional writers. 1 weekly column expected, 3+ over the course of a race weekend. (When adding in qualifying and race recaps).
– Familiar with AP style and strong grammar capabilities.
– Reliability a must. Continual communication with lead editing team on separate Slack feed.

Sales Manager

Frontstretch has an opening for a Sales Manager. This position reports directly to the owner of the site. Work with one of the fastest-growing true racing journalism shops that primarily covers NASCAR while also housing IndyCar, Sports Cars, NHRA and Formula 1 information. This family-oriented, hard-working group is looking to grow its advertising base along with its audience.

Job Responsibilities: Short-Term

  • Work with current advertising clients to maximize their relationships and branding with Frontstretch
  • Work with our social media lead to engage in sales initiatives through our Facebook and Twitter platforms
  • Work with the owner to develop a team of Sales Representatives working under the auspices of our Frontstretch mission and philosophy
  • Work with the owner and management team to generate ideas for sales contests and motivational initiatives
  • Track sales team metrics and report data to leadership on a weekly basis

Job Responsibilities: Long-Term

  • Work with the owner and management team to develop long-term sales financial objectives
  • Identify and attend racing-related sales conferences to further build sales network and engage Frontstretch in the racing community
  • Work with management in revising and updating our long-term growth plan for the site

Requirements/Preferences:

  • Sales experience within racing strongly preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Google Analytics and WordPress preferred
  • College degree in sales and marketing or related experience

Contributors

Are you looking for a fast-growing website that can give you an opportunity to not only share your thoughts on racing but have FUN doing it with a group of laid-back, dedicated personnel? Well, we have the place for you. Frontstretch is now actively seeking multiple writer positions for our staff; jobs would begin in February 2020.

COLUMNIST OPENINGS

Xfinity Breakdown (Saturdays). Writer needed for this post-race analysis column written after all 33 Xfinity Series races in 2020.
Examples below.

ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRIBUTOR OPENINGS

1 Formula 1 Writer: To assist with Formula 1 content and race weekend coverage throughout the 2020 season.
1 IndyCar Writer: To assist with IndyCar content and race weekend coverage throughout the 2020 season.
1 iRacing Writer: To assist with new, weekly iRacing content and coverage throughout the 2020 season.
2 News Writers: To assist on Mondays or Saturdays/Sundays when at-track personnel are unavailable.
1 Fantasy FanDuel Writer: Biweekly assignment to split with another writer for 2020.

So, what are the qualifications to become part of the Frontstretch family? Simple. As long as you can write clearly and make your reader think, dream, laugh, cry, swear or hunt you down and beat you to a pulp, then you’re just who we are looking for!

For those interested in auditioning, we’d like you to write three articles based on the themes below:

  • 1: A 250- to 500-word news article about a 2019 NASCAR storyline with a hard news focus. (No commentary or opinion, please).
  • 2: A commentary of around 1,000 words on what one change you think NASCAR (or INDYCAR) needs to make and why. You’ll also detail what the best solution is to the problem. Not only should this column have a point, but it should come across in both a creative and exciting way. In other words, don’t just speak your mind without a firm foundation; any opinion should be solidly supported by facts.
  • 3: A piece that has NOTHING to do with NASCAR. That’s right; even an article about why you should write for Frontstretch will result in an automatic disqualification. Instead, write about anything else you can think of that doesn’t involve racing. There’s no word limit on this one; just remember, with any type of audition piece, the longer it is, the more impressive it must be to retain its audience.

Simply email these three examples to our editors at frontstretcheditors@googlegroups.com and we’ll go from there!

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