Hi, I’m John Gennaro, EP of SB Nation Team Brands Podcasts, and I’m looking for a few good Seattle Seahawks podcasters.
To date, we’ve launched 28 NFL podcasts as a part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Podcasts and podcasters that join our network enjoy a level of promotion that is generally unmatched and could only be provided by SB Nation, with our experience and expertise in giving a voice to the fan.
Now, we’re looking to launch a podcast that represents the Field Gulls community and we need your help. The same type of great coverage and entertainment that you’ve come to expect from this site is what we should expect from the podcast that we build.
About SB Nation team podcasts…
We’re building our Field Gulls podcast in the model of our site: A place to go to every day for the latest news, opinions, and insight. A place with a diverse range of voices that each cover the team in their own, unique way.
That means that we’re looking for more than one show for the Field Gulls podcast (and more than one show for all of SB Nation’s team brand podcasts.)
Keep reading to find out if this may be the right opportunity for you.
What are we looking for?
We’re looking for people who can help Field Gulls take podcasting to the next level. That means people who want to bring their shows to Field Gulls, or who can demonstrate their ability to build a show about the Seahawks.
And right now, the spots are open. Whether you want to do previews, recaps, deep analysis, or something weird and uniquely for the Field Gulls community, it makes sense to get n on the ground floor. We don’t have room for an infinite number of shows.
What skills and qualifications should you have?
We’re looking for people who:
- Have a passion for the Seattle Seahawks.
- Ideally already enjoy reading, commenting, and participating in the Field Gulls community.
- Have experience recording, editing, and producing podcasts.
- Are self-starters and comfortable meeting deadlines.
- Have a vision for how to carve out a special space in Field Gulls’ podcast lineup.
What do we pay?
Podcasting contributors who join Field Gulls will be paid monthly stipends related to their monthly downloads.
How do you apply?
Please send a cover letter and a podcast sample to SB Nation’s talent manager for team brands, Jeanna Thomas, at email@example.com. You will not be considered for this role unless you submit both items. If you have an idea for a new Seahawks show you’d want to start as part of the Field Gulls podcast, please include it in your cover letter. You can also hit Jeanna up with any questions about the position, Field Gulls, or SB Nation in general.
What if I’m interested but don’t have a podcasting sample?
If you’re not sure if your background and experience align with what we’re asking for above, but you believe you have the potential to thrive in this role, we encourage you to apply. You don’t need a professional studio to record a podcasting sample--sometimes recording a few minutes on your phone can be enough.