“In just six short months at Oregon Sports News, I’ve been able to establish my own writing style, bounce ideas off my editor and create a compilation of published clips that will forever be mine to claim. My portfolio was even the driving factor in my acceptance into the Sportswriting Internship with Bleacher Report—a program that will help convert my goals and ambitions into opportunities and accomplishments.”
Bryant Knox, Bleacher Report
“Without the work I did at OSN, I wouldn’t have been able to land an internship with Yahoo! Sports. OSN gave me an opportunity to put my writing out there for others to read and it has paid off.”
Jihun Han, Yahoo! Sports
“As someone who has studied to become a sports journalist for most of my life, I’m thankful for Oregon Sports News for giving me an opportunity to get my work out there. The exposure and experience working here was invaluable in advancing my goals as a writer.”
Ryan A. Chase, BlazersEdge
“I can say pretty confidently that writing for Oregon Sports News was a crucial part in landing me a professional internship. OSN is unique in that it gives writers the platform to get their work seen by a large audience, while also allowing them the freedom to form their own style and write about whatever interests them. Having my work published on a respected and professional media outlet like OSN was crucial for my portfolio and really helped open up the avenue for me to pursue my goals as a sportswriter.”
Ari Liljenwall, Oregon Sports News Writer
Are you a journalist or a columnist? Are you a blogger or a message board junkie? Are you a true Oregon sports fan? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you can write for Oregon Sports News. Because of the popularity of the website, your columns will be seen by literally thousands of sports fans around this great state. We also have partnered with several media websites, including OregonLive.com, KGW, Comcast SportsNet, Seattle PI, Yardbarker, FOXSports.com, and more! Our columns have been seen on all of these outlets.
All we ask from you is to submit at least one original, insightful, and consistent column per week. The column must have something to do with Oregon (i.e. Portland Trail Blazers, Portland Winterhawks, Portland Timbers, Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, fitness, running in Oregon, biking in Oregon, etc.). We also recommend submitting articles that are not time sensitive. A column about last night’s Blazers game will get a lot less exposure than a column about what moves the Blazers should make in the offseason.
Your work will be reviewed by a professional copy editing staff and will provide you with guidance to become a better writer. We will provide your columns with any images or videos needed.
Although this is unpaid, your work will get exposure. If you love sports and you love to write, you will have fun being a writer for Oregon Sports News. We often have prize giveaways for outstanding work.
If you are still interested in writing for us, please submit a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also tell us a little about yourself.
Thank you for your interest.