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Are you the resident Lakers expert amongst your friends and family? Are you funny, friendly, reliable and bleed purple and gold?

Why not take advantage of your Lakers passion and loyalty and be part of the LakersNation.com?

We’re looking for volunteers to make sure we keep LakersNation.com For Fans, By Fans! If you’re interested, please apply with the following to

Why should you join LakersNation.com?

With more Fans and Followers on our Twitter and Facebook than other laker fan operated sites combined, you’ll be joining the BIGGEST and BEST Lakers Fan site in the world today. You’ll join a team that’s been able to interview players, gain all-access passes to All-Star Games and Events, have their articles show up on MSN, Fox Sports, ESPN, LA Times, OC Register, Dime Magazine and even the Huffington Post.

The key to our success is our volunteers and how much they have dedicated their time to producing quality original content. Our volunteers have also gained the experience to launch their own websites such as:

  • Kicksologists.com
  • DailyKnicks.com
  • DodgersNation.com
  • BunkersParadise.com

Here’s how you can get started

Email us at volunteer [at] lakersnation.com:

  • Name
  • Position
  • Writing Sample or Portfolio (required) – Emails with no writing sample or portfolio will be erased immediately.

*Update – USC & LMU Students are eligible for internship credits when volunteering for LakersNation.com. Ask your Counselor for Details*

Available Positions

Writer – Please  have good writing, grammar skills and be somewhat internet savvy.  Some of our volunteers have been able to receive college credit through their school’s internship program, so why not earn credit writing about the Lakers. Our writers have been featured on the OC Register, LA Times, Fox Sports West, ESPN, Yardbarker, SB Nation and tons of other sports sites. If you’re looking to add to portfolio, then this is the place to be.

The following positions are what we’re looking for to fill:

  • Pre-Game Analyst: On the day of the game, we aim to provide Lakers Nation with a pre-game analysis of the opponent and the Lakers advantages and disadvantages.
  • Post-Game Analyst: Within one hour after a game, be able to provide a quick analysis and recap of the game.
  • Editorial Writer: You can either write on topics that we have on our list or you can come up with some yourself. This position will be asked to produce at least once piece of content per week.

Special Preference will be given to applicants who have more research-based experienced to write articles backed with stats and facts.

Graphic Artists - Please have mad skills on Photoshop, Illustrator or Flash. Please ask your school to see if you can get internship credit for this position as we are open to helping students out.

  • Web Artist: Skilled at creating buttons and banner art for placement throughout the site.
  • Wallpaper Artist: Skilled at creating desktop art for Lakers Nations fans.
  • Web Designer: Proficient with wordpress blog design.
 

What you can expect from us:

·       Exposure – We are the leading online site for Laker news. Over 450K Facebook, 120K twitter followers. Million + site views per month

·       Proper credit for all work

·       Resume and portfolio builder

·       Networking and Connections – you’re traveling with us to Lakers events and interviews!

·       References

To apply Email us at volunteer [at] lakersnation.com:

  • Name
  • Position
  • Link to Reel and/or Portfolio of work

*Update – USC & LMU Students are eligible for internship credits when volunteering for LakersNation.com. Ask your Counselor for Details*

Host/On-Air Talent

You will be joining a team that shares both a love for sports (specifically the Los Angeles Lakers) as well as hunger for working hard to push the expectations of video in the sports and news world. The ideal candidate is creative, a go getter and should be able to shoot and edit a video on their own as well as be able to work with the team to cover larger events. Have you had an idea for a TV show that you always wanted to produce but didn’t have the platform? We are looking for creative minds! This is a great opportunity to expand your video for the leading site in the world of Lakers news.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce a weekly show with original content for LNTV (host, edit, produce) – shows can range anywhere from 1:30 seconds to 8 minutes (check YouTube: LakersNationDotCom for samples)
  • Example ideas for shows (Top 10 Lakers plays/highlights of the week, Lakers facts of the week, Lakers History Lesson, etc…Pitch a show idea at us!)
  • Provide image and description for each show. Show idea should be creative but structured. (You are responsible for the production – set, lighting, editing, depending on what your show idea requires)
  • Attend Lakers events, as needed
  • Working with our media team to assist in any way possible for Lakers Nation media

Qualifications:

  • Based in Los Angeles
  • Must be a good storyteller and create am emotional connection with the audience
  • Extensive sports knowledge, specifically NBA
  • Ability to work on a deadline
  • Experience preferred in sports/news broadcasting, as well as video and media production.
  • Possess strong writing and broadcast skills
  • Be able to work flexible schedule
  • Professional and composed when among athletes and celebrities
  • Creative, go-getter

What you can expect from us:

  • Exposure – We are the leading online site for Laker news. Over 450K Facebook, 120K twitter followers. Million + site views per month
  • One slot per week for your show
  • Resume and reel builder
  • Networking and Connections
  • References

To apply Email us at volunteer [at] lakersnation.com:

  • Name
  • Position
  • Link to Reel and/or Portfolio of work

*Update – USC & LMU Students are eligible for internship credits when volunteering for LakersNation.com. Ask your Counselor for Details*

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