Interested In Joining Miami Heat Beat? Apply Here To Contribute

Apply6 years ago4 min readMiami Heat Beat Staff
The Miami HeatBeat

For the 2016-17 NBA season, we are looking for some new contributors. Each year, we have grown as an entity and we want to continue to do so. Here is a little bit of background about our growth and history.

We are looking to add writers and anyone with multimedia or graphic and web design skills to join our Miami Heat Beat staff. Below is a questionnaire and instructions for how to submit your application. We hope to hear from you soon.


Questionnaire (Writers)

1. What is your name and why are you interested in joining the Miami Heat Beat staff?

2. Are you a journalism student or are you pursuing a career in sports media?

3. Do you have any experience writing (hard news, features, business, or columns) for a newspaper, blog, website, etc.? Do you have any copy editing experience (AP Style)?

4. Despite our organization being relatively new, we still expect high-quality work from ourselves and our staff, as well. How busy will you be within the next five months, and how many hours per week will you be able to dedicate to Miami Heat Beat?

5. If any, please list potential conflicts that may interfere with your ability to produce content for Miami Heat Beat (school is not an acceptable conflict).

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, rate your knowledge for each of the following: the NBA, NBA D-League, NBA Salary Cap, advanced metrics, and how to find advanced metrics. Afterward, please elaborate on your knowledge and experiences on your rankings 6 or higher.


Questionnaire (Multimedia, Graphic & Web Design)

1. What is your name and what position are you applying for? (Video/Audio/Graphics/Web)

2. Why are you interested in joining the Miami Heat Beat staff?

3. What experience do you have in your field? Give examples on the type of work you’ve done in addition to who you have worked for, if applicable (any portfolio links should be included). Finally, explain your depth of knowledge with any of the respective skillsets or software below:

Audio Production: Audio engineering (recording, editing, mixing, mastering), producing, VO, imaging, etc.
(DAWs: Adobe Audition, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, etc.)

Video Production: Single-cam, multi-cam production, video editing, visual graphics, etc.
(Programs: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Adobe After Effects, etc.)

Graphic Design: Vectors, photo manipulations, logos, layout design, digital drawings, 3D animation, etc. (Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Autodesk Maya, etc.)

Web Design: Front-end/back-end development, mobile apps, SEO, WordPress, APIs, augmented/virtual reality.
(Coding: HTML, CSS, jQuery, javascript (JSON), PHP, C++, etc.)

4. Despite our organization being relatively new, we still expect high-quality work from ourselves and our staff, as well. How busy will you be within the next five months, and how many hours per week will you be able to dedicate to Miami Heat Beat?

5. If any, please list potential conflicts that may interfere with your ability to produce projects for Miami Heat Beat (school is not an acceptable conflict).


Expectations

Newly selected writers will be expected to contribute to a minimum of one story per week. Please note that this is a writing position and not one for the podcast. However, if we are ever short-staffed and would like a new voice on, you will be given opportunities to be included when the time arises.

For multimedia, graphic and web design applicants, the workload is dependent on what kind of projects we are working on. Our goal is to expand into different forms of media beyond print and podcasts. We are always open to hearing your ideas.


How and Where To Apply

Please submit your application materials to heatbeatmiami [at] gmail.com with the subject line “Heat Beat Submission” on your email submission. Please copy gnavas103 [at] gmail.com on all applications.

• Résumé
• Three writing samples (for writer applicants only)
• And a completed questionnaire outlining why you’re the right fit for Miami Heat Beat

If you don’t have any readily available writing samples, give us a specific sense of what you’d like to write about, illustrated by sample headlines and a short summary of your pitches. Tell us how you can do this in a distinguishing way. 

Applicants with audio/video production skills should also submit an editing reel.