NOTE: Many of our writer openings are filled. But it doesn’t hurt to leave us an audition! Worst case, we’ll acknowledge receipt and keep a copy of your articles on file for the next time there’s an opportunity with us. – Tom Bowles, Editor-In-Chief
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 a new writer or two to add to our dedicated staff.
Our website is one of the most popular NASCAR sites on the internet, on pace to reach between over 1 million page views this year. 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 done radio spots and associate themselves with national publications such as Athlon Sports, CBS, FOX and more.
So, what are the qualifications to become part of the Frontstretch family (if we have an opening to use you)? 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 who are interested in auditioning, we’d like you to write three articles based on the themes below:
- The first will be a 250-to-500-word news article about a 2016 storyline. This piece should not be commentary or opinion; there should be a hard news focus. You’ll have to write pretty tightly for this one, a basic writing skill.
- The second article will be 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. This particular piece focuses on a specific topic in which you can make your unique voice heard. 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… give your opinion, but make sure it’s supported by facts. If you can do all that and come across as convincing — with your own personal style — then you’ve got as good a shot as any to move on to the next step.
- Now, that third and final article is where you get to spread your wings a little bit — and it should have 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, either; just don’t make it a storybook. Remember, with any type of audition piece, the longer it is, the more impressive it must be to retain its audience. If we like your first two articles, we’ll read this one to see if you can fill a spot we need here. And if we like all three, we’ll definitely be in touch for an interview!
How do you get in touch? Simply email these three examples to our editors at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll go from there.