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Psst. Hey you.

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?

There’s been quite a few changes behind the scenes here at DC Towers, and we’re now in a position where we’re looking to open our doors and invite some of you in!

Double Coverage has BIG plans to expand and enhance our coverage of the British game throughout this BUCS American Football season and to do so we’re looking to increase our ability to work with the programmes from across all tiers and regions of the University and Womens’ game (and don’t worry Seniors/Youth/Juniors, we’re gonna have everything in place ready for you guys come #Britball17!).

To do so however, we’re going to need more than our heavily depleted stock of elves.

We’re going to need passionate and committed #Britballers who are interested in creating content and sharing it with the largest British American Football audience on the internet.

As such, throughout this Autumn/Winter we are going to be opening up for applications to a range of roles – initially focusing upon the University and Women’s games, before preparing our coverage of the Senior/Junior/Youth and International aspects of the sport in the new year.

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


Incoming: We will shortly be opening up to application for a WIDE range of roles including our Adult, Youth and Junior coverage teams, staff writers and regular columnists, as well as editors and content creators for our YouTube channel.

Adult League Correspondent

We are looking to expand our team of Adult Summer League contributors.

This role will entail taking responsibility for assisting with the core component of the British game – the adult league.

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:

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 International Weekend featuring six National Football Programmes, 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, or with Dee Cee on Facebook.

***Closing date for applications to our Adult League team is midnight on 19 March. Stand out applicants will be appointed ahead of time, and particularly if you have a preference of which conference you’d prefer to cover we’d recommend not waiting until the last minute to submit your application.***

U17 & U19 Content Contributors

Here at DC we’re looking to grow a team of content contributors to expand our coverage of the U17 and U19 aspects of the British game! These roles would particularly suit those directly involved in these fields, particularly young baller with aspirations of futures in careers such as sports journalism, coaching, etc.

This role will entail helping promote and grow the most essential aspect of the British game – the developmental age brackets of U17 and U19, and ensuring they are given the attention the need and deserve.

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:
  • Preview and reviews of upcoming fixtures and tournaments
  • Sharing news relating to the U17/U19 area of the game

It will be expected that those appointed to a Content Contributor 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.

Content Contributor will also be encouraged to show initiative in producing content that shows off the quality of both the teams and players in their area of the game, 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. For these roles in particular we would particularly appreciate applications from those actively participating in the U17 and U19 game, who perhaps want to gain some experience writing online content and reaching out to a wider audience about something they are passionate about.
  • An interest writing/journalism and a desire to learn and gain new skills will be essential. DC will work with new writers to assist them with their writing and 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 International Weekend featuring six National Football Programmes, 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, or with Dee Cee on Facebook.

***Closing date for applications to our U17 and U19 team is midnight on 19 March. Stand out applicants will be appointed ahead of time, and particularly if you have a preference of which conference you’d prefer to cover we’d recommend not waiting until the last minute to submit your application.***

Video Content Creators and Editors

We’re eager to expand our video content team, to ensure we can more consistently produce the quality video content the #BritballNation deserves. To this end we are initially looking to appoint a small number of video editors to assist with the regular production of video content.

These roles will include the creation of DC highlight videos, Power Rankings, Top 10 Plays, Wilson X league, etc.

Initially we are looking for editors to work with submitted content from across the nation, or from within #TeamDC itself, but we are also eager to expand into more original content, so will be looking for individuals eager to put themselves out there, discussing the British game in front of camera or a microphone.

Content production responsibilities will include:
  • Sourcing and editing weekly highlight videos from across the different formats of the game.
  • Those with interest in creation of new and original content can also discuss their ideas and potentially become part of DC’s growing content range.

Depending on the number of applicants we would hope to assign each editor a particular tier/format of the game within which to source and create weekly highlight videos that can be shared with the wider British American Football community and beyond.

Applicant Specification:
  • Applicants should have a good working knowledge of, and access to, video editing packages – preferably Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects to ensure they’re most easily able to work with others in DC’s editing team.
  • They should possess a good understanding of, and passion for, British American Football – thus being best placed to edit available to content to present the British game in the best light.
  • These roles would particularly suit any of the many very talented video editors who assist teams from across the Britball Nation and are eager to also share their talent with the wider Britball community.
  • We will also consider applications from those eager to develop their video editing skills, so long as they have access to the appropriate software.
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 International Weekend featuring six National Football Programmes, 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!

We realise that the skills required for these roles come at a premium and this will of course be considered as we develop DC’s ability to reward/reimburse contributors.

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, or with Dee Cee on Facebook.

***Closing date for applications to our video content creators and editors is midnight on 19 March. Stand out applicants will be appointed ahead of time, and particularly if you have a preference of what format of content you’d like to work with, we’d recommend not waiting until the last minute to submit your application.***

Women’s Correspondent

We are still accepting stand-out applications for the role of Women’s American Football Correspondents. We’ve currently filled the team, but we’re always looking for more contributors!

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

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

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:

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 International Weekend featuring six National Football Programmes, 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, or with Dee Cee on Facebook.

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