Do You Bleed Blue and Gold? Write for The Mighty Bruin!
The Mighty Bruin is looking for people to join our team.
Do you love the Four Letters? Are you the biggest Bruin fan on earth (or at least, maybe, your neighborhood)?
Then, The Mighty Bruin needs YOUR help.
Since we made the transition from the old site to TMB, we’ve been a little short-handed, and that situation got worse when two team members stepped away from writing. The result was less than our preferred amount of coverage for the Bruins, especially with the non-revenue teams.
Our mission has always been the same: deliver the best UCLA coverage possible in a professional manner while doing it 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’s 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. This past year, our coverage was limited because we didn’t have enough people writing for us each week.
As a result, we are currently looking for more writers — ideally, 4 to 6 — to help with all sports throughout the upcoming school year.
Passion for all that is blue and gold is probably the most important requirement and it 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.
While football and basketball will always be our top two priorities for coverage, but 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.
As the Bruins begin their final two seasons in the Pac-12, the next two years are 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.