October 16, 2019

District Sports Page looking for writers

Do you have a passion for one (or all) of the pro teams in DC? Can you articulate that passion via thoughtful analysis or constructive opinion? Do you have an interest in describing game action, and not just who did what, but why and how they did it?

District Sports Page is looking to add to our staff of writers covering the professional teams in Washington, DC.

Do you currently have your own blog, or write for someone else’s, but looking to expand? Are you a college student or recent graduate looking for experience? Are you a seasoned writer but not in the industry anymore? Do you have a particular sports expertise but need guidance in the creative process?

We’re looking for candidates with strong writing skills, a deep understanding of the sports they write about, time and energy to commit to the endeavor, and most of all, a passion for DC sports.

Our mission here at the District Sports Page is simple: To provide independent daily, quality, analytical, critical and opinionated coverage of the DC pro teams.

Journalism is comprised of the asking and answering of questions: the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of the story. The mainstream media in town do a great job of giving sports fans a broad overview of the Who, What, When and Where of the games and stories they cover, but because they have to cater to a mass audience, the Why and the How often are overlooked.

Hopefully, that’s where you’ll come in.

If you have a deep understanding of the games, and can articulate that in writing, DSP might be the place to showcase your talents.

We are in need of writers for all sports, so if you want to write about the Redskins, Capitals, Wizards, Nationals or United, let us know! Shoot, if you have a particular knowledge or passion for the Kastles or the Mystics, we’ll make room for you.

If you’re interested, please send an email to: comments@districtsportspage.com and include the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Examples or links to previous writing
  3. Cover letter describing your writing style, expertise in a particular sport, level of commitment, and writing ambitions

We look forward to hearing from you.

Washington Capitals 2013 Preview: The Predictions

Everybody has ‘em. Pre-season predictions sure to be wrong. Our interpid District Sports Page staff is no different. Dave Nichols, Abram Fox, Ted Starkey, Sky Kerstein, Andrew Tomlinson, Leslie Silvey, Erika Schnure and Cheryl Nichols go out on a ledge to answer the following six questions about the upcoming Washington Capitals season, which kicks off Satruday night in Tampa.

1)  Final regular season record in points, finish in division, finish in conference, finish in playoffs:
Dave:  59 points, 1st in SE, 4th in East (No. 3 seed), lose in second round.
Abram:  56 points, 2nd in SE, 5th in East, lose in first round.
Ted:  56 points, 1st in SE, 5th in East (No. 3 seed), lose in second round.
Sky:  52 points, 3rd in SE, 8th in East, lose to Rangers in first round.
Andrew:  56 points, 3rd in SE, 6th in East, lose in first round.
Leslie: 1st in SE, lose in second round.
Erika:  48 points, 2nd in SE, 5th in East, lose in second round.
Cheryl:  58 points, 1st in SE, 4th in East (No. 3 seed), Stanley Cup Champs.

2)  Goals for Ovechkin?
Dave:  25
Abram:  26
Ted:  30
Sky:  22
Andrew:  25
Leslie:  35
Erika:  27
Cheryl:  28

3)  Points for Johansson?
Dave:  32
Abram:  27 (8 g, 19 a)
Ted:  35
Sky:  30
Andrew:  40
Leslie:  30
Erika:  25
Cheryl:  30

4)  Which goalie plays more games?
Dave:  Neuvirth
Abram:  Holtby
Ted:  Holtby
Sky:  Holtby
Andrew:  Holtby
Leslie:  Holtby
Erika:  Holtby
Cheryl:  Holtby

5)  Who has more goals, Fehr or Wolski?
Dave:  Fehr
Abram:  Wolski (9)
Ted:  Fehr
Sky:  Wolski
Andrew:  Fehr
Leslie:  Fehr
Erika:  Fehr
Cheryl:  Fehr

6)  Over/under on games played for Green 41 1/2?
Dave:  Over
Abram:  Under
Ted:  Under
Sky:  Over
Andrew:  Under
Leslie: Under
Erika:  Over
Cheryl:  Under

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