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Fear the Fin is looking for contributors

Love to talk Sharks hockey? Join the Fear the Fin team!

UPDATE: While we will be taking applications through out the season, contributor inquiries may take longer to respond to once the season is in full swing. Descriptions of various contributor positions are listed below.


Many things are changing here at Fear the Fin, but one thing is always the same: we want to bring you the best possible coverage of the San Jose Sharks.

To do that, we need a little more depth to our roster. We’re looking for writers, photographers, and more to add to our team. If you love Sharks hockey, there might be a place for you here!

Here’s a little bit of what we’re looking for:

Game Day Coverage: We are looking for a dedicated person to recap Sharks games. Fear the Fin previews and recaps all 82 regular season games, as well as all playoff games. If you’ve got a keen eye, you could be part of our game day coverage. Game day coverage is done remotely. This position includes a monthly stipend, with the expectation of at least one post per week.

San Jose Barracuda: We want to cover the Sharks system from the top to the bottom. We want someone who is passionate about the Barracuda and the AHL to keep us up-to-date throughout the season and recap every Barracuda game. Bay Area residents preferred, but all are welcome to apply. This position includes a monthly stipend, with the expectation of at least one post per week.

Allen Americans: Similar to the Barracuda position. Allen or surrounding areas residents preferred, but all are welcome to apply. This position includes a monthly stipend, with the expectation of at least one post per week.

Prospects: Are you super passionate about the CHL? How about the NCAA? Were you maybe slightly over-invested in the World Juniors Championship? If you love to talk Sharks prospects, there might be a place for you here. This position includes a monthly stipend, with the expectation of at least one post per week.

Photographers: We’re seeking a photographer for both the Sharks and the Barracuda. Photos will be featured on Fear the Fin, as well as featured galleries for the games you shoot. Must be a Bay Area resident who is available for as many home games as possible. This position includes a monthly stipend.

More! The various contributors across SB Nation include editors, graphic designers, artists, translators, and statisticians. Just because it’s not listed here, doesn’t mean we aren’t open to it. Pitch your ideas to us!

If you’re interested, shoot us an email at fearthefin@gmail.com, with the subject line “Fear the Fin Application.” Tell us about yourself, what position you’d be interested in, and why you think you’d be a good fit. For writers, include a writing sample. Photographers, link to a current portfolio. If applying for a position not explicitly listed, provide relevant experience.

Any questions can be directed to fearthefin@gmail.com or @fearthefin on Twitter.