Discover more from The Mighty Bruin
Join The Mighty Bruin Team!
Do you bleed blue and gold? If you’re a UCLA fan, student or alum, then TMB may have a writing spot for you!
Do you love the Four Letters? Are you the biggest Bruin fan on earth (or at least, maybe, your neighborhood)?
Have you ever wished you could write about UCLA sports on a regular basis?
With football camp officially opening today, we are in the process of planning for the coming school year. I want to thank everyone who reads this site, and I want to especially thank everyone who has stepped up with a subscription. Our readers and subscribers make this site possible.
It’s been a crazy ride we’ve been on for the past 20 months. That’s when our writing team all found out that we would have our contracts for our old site cancelled and we embarked on the journey to establish The Mighty Bruin. Then, the pandemic hit and with it came a lot of confusion over whether the Pac-12 would play football last season or not. Spring came and we dealt with an unprecedented double season that had fall and spring sports going at the same time.
Our mission has always been the same: deliver the best UCLA coverage possible in a professional manner but also in a way that is true to what makes our site unique. Every contributor of TMB is a fan first, above all else. Whether an alum or “just” a Bruin fan, we all care about UCLA sports.
It is my belief that our site is at its best when we have multiple contributors in the mix, which creates a greater depth of opinions, views and takes on what we all come here for in the first place, UCLA sports. The more contributors we have, the more passion the site is generating out to the fan base and the community we’ve established here. It also means we can physically cover more ground with our coverage too.
With that purpose and goal in mind, now is a perfect time to grow our team ahead of the new school year ahead. If you are a regular reader of TMB, you know we are dedicated to covering as many UCLA sports and related news as possible.
Yet, in order to accomplish that, we need more people contributing on a regular basis
The only requirement is simple: a passion bucket full for all things related to the Four Letters.
Being a passionate Bruin fan is the most important quality that will be evident above all else in your writing for the site. It’s what makes what we do here special.
If you have previous writing experience, that’s always a plus, but it’s not a requirement.
A willingness to take direction and constructive feedback is important.
While football is a priority for coverage this fall, there are opportunities to take the lead on coverage for certain sports. At a minimum, there are opportunities to be involved in covering those teams you are interested in writing about.
As managing editor, I’m always open to new ideas, new approaches and new ways to connect with the rest of the Bruin fan base. If you like TMB, tell me how we can make it better.
Being critical after losses with well-argued, fact-based articles has always been part of our coverage. Hot takes with little substance are not.
Anyone interested should send a writing sample on anything focused on UCLA sports to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do have writing experience, please also send me a previously published article or links to review. If you don’t have any experience, pick whatever UCLA topic you are interested in and write about it. Pitch me your first article. We may even publish it!
If you still aren’t sure that you want to apply or aren’t comfortable doing so, please note that I had zero experience before becoming a contributor to our previous site. Soon after, I took the lead there with gBruin. If I can learn along the way, you can too.
Thanks again to all of you who are readers of The Mighty Bruin. If you aren’t interested or don’t have the time to be a contributor, but you have ideas for how we can better serve the fan base, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly as well.
This next year is going to be as exciting as any in recent memory for UCLA athletics. If you want to be part of how it will be remembered and celebrated among the fan base, now is your chance to do it.