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Football: The beautiful game
Satire: Exposing vice or folly through wit, irony, or sarcasm
Iâ€™m looking for a number of writers to produce small weekly satirical soccer related articles for a new start-up website.
Iâ€™m launching a satirical/parody football news website that â€˜takes the p*ssâ€™ out of international football and footballers. Initial focus will be on the English Premier League and European football with a view to expand to U.S and Australian football in the future. Think The Onion â€“ only specific for football news.
You will be asked to write about current football related topics, and have the ability to take a satirical angle and run with it. You will have complete freedom to write anything you like â€“ so long as it is a.) Funny; and b.) Somehow ties into football, i.e. a famous footballer (on-field or off-field related), a football club, game/result/fixture, or a funny take on a real football related news item. You will be required to do your own research by searching real football news websites (i.e. Skysports.com, football365.com, etc) the latest news and headlines. Alternatively you might want to create your own article out of the blue.
It goes without saying that articles must be original content and not copied or plagiarised.
Depending on how many writers I can get I will probably only need 1-2 articles a week and each article will need to be 200-350 words long. I will pay $2.00 per article initially with a view to increase significantly should you become a regular contributor.
Hopefully this will be an ongoing gig where you have the opportunity to become a regular contributor. If your articles are good and get a lot of interest you will be remunerated accordingly. This is dependent on if/when the website generates money. Please note that generating money is not our main intention. Good quality content is our goal.
So if you have a passion for humour and football Iâ€™d like to hear from you.
Any experience considered. English and grammar should be excellent. Please submit a sample.
Any questions, feel free to ask me.
Creative writing, humour, satire, football/soccer knowledge, parody, Sports Writing, Article Writing, Content Writing