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Yes, you.

No not them, YOU.

How would you like a chance to work alongside others from across the breadth of the #BritballNation in increasing access to and awareness of the game we all know and love?

We’ve made great strides in the past year in expanding and enhancing what DC do, and the way we do it. As such, even though there’s more of us involved than ever before, we’re still looking for even more contributors to help us #GrowTheGame and share their passion for the sport we all love.

With the University season, the Women’s Sapphire Series and the NFL 17/18 season all soon upon us, we’re opening up to applications to join our teams covering these areas of the game!

For details about the currently recruiting roles and how to apply, please see below:

Women’s Britball Correspondent
University Conference Correspondent
NFL Content Contributor

Women’s Correspondent

With the 2017 Sapphire Series fast approaching, we’re looking to stock out our team with passionate and knowledgeable individuals to help us expand our coverage of one of the most successful and fastest growing aspects of the British game.

This role will entail taking responsibility for assisting with the coverage of one of the fastest growing aspects of the British game, the Women’s American Football structure.

Depending on the number of correspondents recruited, each correspondent will likely be assigned to a particular conference.

Those appointed will be expected to establish regular contact with the programmes within their assigned conference and gain a good knowledge of each programme’s history, performance, and current roster.

Content production responsibilities will include:
  • Weekly preview for all fixtures within their assigned conference
  • News articles relating to programmes within assigned conference

It will be expected that those appointed to a Conference Correspondent position will fulfil these minimum obligations on a consistent basis and those who feel they are unlikely to have the free time to do so may not wish to apply.

Conference Correspondents will also be encouraged to show initiative in working with their programmes to produce content that shows off the quality of both the teams and players in their conference, with their own conference-specific section of the website they can take the lead on and shape to reflect their corner of the #BritballNation.

Applicant Specification:
  • It is highly preferred that applicants should have a good knowledge, and great passion for British American Football.
  • Particularly strong knowledge of a specific conference or region would be highly valued, however we should note that these are public roles, your articles and game predictions will include author information and so applicants may want to consider this when applying for a conference within which they themselves have an active role and consider whether this might represent a conflict of interest.
  • Experience with writing for the web and copy writing are preferred, but not essential. DC will work with new writers to bring them in line with new style and tone guidelines.
  • These positions would particularly suit those with aspirations of a future career in journalism or broadcasting, particularly in the areas of sports and internet journalism. Your work will be presented to an audience of thousands of readers/viewers and via Double Coverage you will have access to opportunities to gain great career-relevant experience.
  • Awareness of social media and an understanding of internet analytics would be preferred. A Facebook account is essential.
Compensation:

Please note that at present these positions are not financially reimbursed. DC is currently an entirely voluntary organisation and we are only now beginning down the path to truly engage with growing the game and broaching the gap between the #BritballNation and the wider UK sporting audience.

While our goal is to grow to the point where we can offer financial support to our contributors, at present compensation for time invested working with Double Coverage will come through the knowledge that you are helping grow the game within the UK. And if that alone doesn’t float your boat we will also be working to provide our contributors with opportunities, rewards, benefits and discounts exclusive to those who are part of #TeamDC.

We have established great links with the Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL UK, worked with BAFA to cover their large scale, even international, events,  sent team members to NFL International Series team training sessions and press conferences, chatted about the state of the game with multiple Super Bowl winners, attended exclusive industry press events – and we envisage this being just the beginning!

How to apply:

To apply, please send the following to editor@dblcoverage.com

Personal information:

  • Name
  • Preferred method of contact (email/Facebook/Telephone #, please supply)
  • Existing/previous/future affiliations with any British American Football Programmes

Experience/Skills:

  • Please supply a brief summary of any previous experience you feel is relevant to the role
  • Please briefly note any technical skills you feel would be of benefit to DC – e.g. experience with image or video editing, web design, etc.

Personal Statement:

  • A couple of sentences on what you think you can bring to DC, but also what you believe DC can do for you, your career- or Britball-related aspirations.

Please submit these four sections of information in an application to editor@dblcoverage.com

If you have any queries or questions about the roles, or other potential opportunities to get involved, please feel free to get in touch at editor@dblcoverage.com, via our Facebook page.

Deadline for Applications to our Women’s Britball Office are midnight 30 September 2017.

University Conference Correspondent

We are looking to stock out our team of Conference Correspondents for the upcoming 17/18 BUCS American Football season.

This role will entail taking responsibility for assisting with the largest facet of the British contact game by number of teams – the University game.

Depending on the number of correspondents recruited, each correspondent will likely be assigned to a particular conference.

Those appointed will be expected to establish regular contact with the programmes within their assigned conference and gain a good knowledge of each programme’s history, performance, and current roster.

Content production responsibilities will include:

  • Weekly predictions for all fixtures within their assigned conference
  • News articles relating to programmes within assigned conference

It will be expected that those appointed to a Conference Correspondent position will fulfil these minimum obligations on a consistent basis and those who feel they are unlikely to have the free time to do so may not wish to apply.

Conference Correspondents will also be encouraged to show initiative in working with their programmes to produce content that shows off the quality of both the teams and players in their conference, with their own conference-specific section of the website they can take the lead on and shape to reflect their corner of the #BritballNation.

Applicant Specification:

  • It is highly preferred that applicants should have a good knowledge, and great passion for British American Football.
  • Particularly strong knowledge of a specific conference or region would be highly valued, however we should note that these are public roles, your articles and game predictions will include author information and so applicants may want to consider this when applying for a conference within which they themselves have an active role and consider whether this might represent a conflict of interest.
  • Experience with writing for the web and copy writing are preferred, but not essential. DC will work with new writers to bring them in line with new style and tone guidelines.
  • These positions would particularly suit those with aspirations of a future career in journalism or broadcasting, particularly in the areas of sports and internet journalism. Your work will be presented to an audience of thousands of readers/viewers and via Double Coverage you will have access to opportunities to gain great career-relevant experience.
  • Awareness of social media and an understanding of internet analytics would be preferred. A Facebook account is essential.

Compensation:

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Please note that at present these positions are not financially reimbursed. DC is currently an entirely voluntary organisation and we are only now beginning down the path to truly engage with growing the game and broaching the gap between the #BritballNation and the wider UK sporting audience.

While our goal is to grow to the point where we can offer financial support to our contributors, at present compensation for time invested working with Double Coverage will come through the knowledge that you are helping grow the game within the UK. And if that alone doesn’t float your boat we will also be working to provide our contributors with opportunities, rewards, benefits and discounts exclusive to those who are part of #TeamDC.

We have established great links with the Jacksonville JaguarsNFL UK, worked with BAFA to cover their large scale, even international, events,  sent team members to NFL International Series team training sessions and press conferences, chatted about the state of the game with multiple Super Bowl winners, attended exclusive industry press events – and we envisage this being just the beginning!

How to apply:

To apply, please send the following to editor@dblcoverage.com

Personal information:

  • Name
  • Position Applied For
  • Preferred method of contact (email/Facebook/Telephone #, please supply)
  • Existing/previous/future affiliations with any British American Football Programmes

Experience/Skills:

  • Please supply a brief summary of any previous experience you feel is relevant to the role
  • Please briefly note any technical skills you feel would be of benefit to DC – e.g. experience with image or video editing, web design, etc.

Personal Statement:

  • A couple of sentences on what you think you can bring to DC, but also what you believe DC can do for you, your career- or Britball-related aspirations.

Please submit these four sections of information in an application to editor@dblcoverage.com

If you have any queries or questions about the roles, or other potential opportunities to get involved, please feel free to get in touch at editor@dblcoverage.com, via our Facebook page.

Deadline for Applications to our Women’s Britball Office are midnight 30 September 2017.
Standout applicants will be notified and appointed ahead of time so if there is a particular preference as to a certain conference you would prefer to cover, we would recommend not waiting until the deadline to complete your application.

NFL Content Contributor

New for this upcoming NFL season, Double Coverage are looking to expand the amount of NFL-related content we produce – while still ensuring we keep things very much Britball-focused.

Luckily, with more and more Brits making it to the big league, and the NFL bringing more and more of the sport to our shores? There are many opportunities to cover the pinnacle of the sport of American Football, while at the same time overlapping it with how it effects our domestic game.

We’re looking for passionate and innovative creators to help bridge the gap between the British game, and the huge audience the NFL has in the UK.

Content production responsibilities will include:

  • This is something of a new area for us, so we’re eager to find people with creativity and initiative to make use of our established contact channels, and expand new ones, to highlight the growth of the NFL in the UK.
  • This might be blogs/vlogs of the many NFL events in the UK this year, or reaching out to the British players currently/formerly playing in the states for interviews, etc.
  • The reality is that making it to the big league is now a reality for talented British athletes, so your task will be to help highlight that pathway, while at the same time facilitating connections the other way as well – introducing fans of the NFL and NCAA football to the great opportunities the domestic British game can provide!

Under the supervision of existing #TeamDC members, our NFL office contributors will be encouraged to show initiative in finding ways to create better connections between the UK’s NFL and Britball communities.

However, while there will be a lot of creative licence allowed, it will be still be expected that the team produce weekly content throughout the NFL season (September-February) so if those who feel they are unlikely to have the free time to do so may not wish to apply.

Applicant Specification:

  • It is highly preferred that applicants should have a good knowledge, and great passion for British American Football and the National Football League.
  • Given the number of events the NFL now hosts in the UK, an ability and willingness to travel will also be very helpful.
  • Multimedia skills would be preferable – experience with interviews/vlogging/filming and the editing thereof would be a great way of sharing NFL events with the Britball Community and Britball events with the NFL community!
  • Experience with writing for the web and copy writing are preferred, but not essential. DC will work with new writers to bring them in line with new style and tone guidelines.
  • These positions would particularly suit those with aspirations of a future career in journalism or broadcasting, particularly in the areas of sports and internet journalism. Your work will be presented to an audience of thousands of readers/viewers and via Double Coverage you will have access to opportunities to gain great career-relevant experience.
  • Awareness of social media and an understanding of internet analytics would be preferred. A Facebook account is essential.

Compensation:

Please note that at present these positions are not financially reimbursed. DC is currently an entirely voluntary organisation and we are only now beginning down the path to truly engage with growing the game and broaching the gap between the #BritballNation and the wider UK sporting audience.

While our goal is to grow to the point where we can offer financial support to our contributors, at present compensation for time invested working with Double Coverage will come through the knowledge that you are helping grow the game within the UK. And if that alone doesn’t float your boat we will also be working to provide our contributors with opportunities, rewards, benefits and discounts exclusive to those who are part of #TeamDC.

We have established great links with the Jacksonville JaguarsNFL UK, worked with BAFA to cover their large scale, even international, events,  sent team members to NFL International Series team training sessions and press conferences, chatted about the state of the game with multiple Super Bowl winners, attended exclusive industry press events – and we envisage this being just the beginning!

 

How to apply:

To apply, please send the following to editor@dblcoverage.com

Personal information:

  • Name
  • Position Applied For
  • Preferred method of contact (email/Facebook/Telephone #, please supply)
  • Existing/previous/future affiliations with any British American Football Programmes

Experience/Skills:

  • Please supply a brief summary of any previous experience you feel is relevant to the role
  • Please briefly note any technical skills you feel would be of benefit to DC – e.g. experience with image or video editing, web design, etc.

Personal Statement:

  • A couple of sentences on what you think you can bring to DC, but also what you believe DC can do for you, your career- or Britball-related aspirations.

Please submit these four sections of information in an application to editor@dblcoverage.com

If you have any queries or questions about the roles, or other potential opportunities to get involved, please feel free to get in touch at editor@dblcoverage.com, via our Facebook page.

Deadline for Applications to our NFL Office are midnight 30 September 2017.
However, with the season getting underway already, we’re eager to appoint standout individuals a.s.a.p. and get cracking with sharing some great NFL/Britball crossover content!
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