It’s been a month and a half since we relaunched this site as KC Kingdom and things are going swimmingly (cheesiness intended). Our reader-base, traffic and staff have grown faster than I had hoped or expected. For me personally I’ve been far more motivated in my writing than I have in a long time and it’s been a blast for me since taking on this site.
With Chip, Ryan and Clayton now writing under Gerald’s banner (he’s the owl to your right) I believe we have the Chiefs front well staffed and I’m most comfortable handling things on the Royals side since it is the most natural fit for my knowledge base. And of course, Michael is covering Jayhawks basketball with recaps of the men’s games.
That leaves a lot of territory to cover and expand into, and there are a lot of stories and topics that go without coverage each and every day despite our best efforts. Since my attempts to add hours to the day continue to bear no fruit, the next logical step is to add to the KC Kingdom team.
So I’m looking for additional writers (apply here).
While I will gladly review applications from anyone looking to cover any of our local teams, ideally I’d like to find staff to focus on the various team/school beats with my main priorities being (in no particular order):
- Kansas Jayhawks
- Kansas State Wildcats
- Missouri Tigers
- UMKC Roos
- Sporting KC
I’d also love to find writers to cover the Comets, Mavericks, T-Bones as well as do some general Kansas City sports coverage when those respective teams are not in season. Having someone monitor and write about the Big 12 as a whole would also be a wonderful addition either in general terms or with a focus on one of the various college sports.
Bottom line, if you’re interested in joining us, have some writing ability, can commit to a “workload” of 1-2 articles per week and communicate effectively with the rest of the KC Kingdom team, chances are we can find a place for you on our staff. Previous writing/blogging experience is not required so don’t let that hold you back.
To get the ball rolling go ahead and fill out our online application and make sure you indicate that you’re looking to write for KC Kingdom on the app (there’s a field that asks).
At this point and time I can’t compensate staff writers but there are benefits to joining our team aside from financial ones. If you’re reading this then you love one or more of our local teams and putting your opinions out there for the masses can be an enjoyable and rewarding endeavor all on it’s own. By publishing your work on our network you don’t need to mess with building or maintaining your own site and we have loads of support resources on hand to help you as needed. If you’re looking to hone your craft and get additional exposure, writing for any of our network’s sites can certainly help you in that direction. On top of just the natural exposure our platform provides, our work is featured prominently on SI.com’s respective team sites and we are always looking to broaden our reach with other partnerships and contracts.