Job Notice: U SPORTS Correspondent Program

    July 19, 2017

    U SPORTS is the national brand for University Sports in Canada. Every year, over 12,000 student- athletes and 500 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships.

    U SPORTS is looking for student-journalists to join our writing team for the 2017-18 season.

    As a U SPORTS Correspondent, you will have the opportunity to cover stories throughout the year in our 12 sports, leading up to 21 national championships to be held in November, February and March, or on the U SPORTS International Programs. We are looking for features, human interest stories and players profiles on the student-athletes competing at our 56 schools across the country.

    Content produced will be pitched to our media partners including Sportsnet, The Globe & Mail, The Hamilton Spectator, and others.

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Pitching feature story ideas to U SPORTS communications department
    • Interviewing U SPORTS student-athletes, coaches and staff
    • Writing human interest features to deadline and blog-style posts for usports.ca
    • Sharing content including stories and videos on social media platforms
    • Representing the U SPORTS brand in a professional manner


    REQUIREMENTS

    • Working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related undergraduate programs
    • Excellent writing skills in English or in French – We are looking for both!
    • Knowledge of Social Media platforms
    • Self-starter and strong work ethic
    • Experience in sports writing with campus newspaper or Sports Information Department is an asset


    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and sports writing samples to:

    Alan Hudes
    Coordinator, Communications
    [email protected]

    When submitting your application, please indicate your primary (1) and secondary (up to 3) choices of sport that you would like to cover from the choices below:

    Fall Sports

    Women’s Field Hockey
    Women’s Rugby
    Women’s Soccer
    Men’s Soccer
    Cross Country
    Football (Vanier Cup)

    International

    FISU Universiades and World University Championships

    Winter Sports
    Swimming
    Wrestling
    Track & Field
    Men’s Basketball (Final 8)
    Women’s Basketball (Final 8)
    Men’s Hockey (University Cup)
    Women’s Hockey
    Men’s Volleyball
    Women’s Volleyball
    Curling