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Five For Howling needs new contributors!

As the 2016-17 season gets underway, we could use more talent on our staff!

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The Arizona Coyotes are about to kick off another season with a crop of young, talented players looking to start their careers off on the right foot. And Five For Howling will be there to cover it all.

However, we could use a little help. So, we are looking for talented writers interested in covering the Coyotes and professional hockey this season. Here are the areas we’re looking for in particular.


Gameday Writer

Here at FFH, we pride ourselves on providing daily coverage of every regular season Coyotes game, with previews of the day’s matchup and recaps of the action that unfolded.

We are looking for writers who can commit to contributing one day’s worth (one preview and one recap) of coverage per week. Assignments are voluntary and on a first-come, first-served basis, so writers can contribute on different days of the week as their schedules permit.

While not required, we would especially love to add writers with proficiency in making gifs and/or short videos of the most memorable/pivotal moments of the season as they happen.

Stats Writer

Advanced statistics have taken off in recent years in the NHL, and are now in indispensable tool in the toolbox for player and team evaluation.

The ideal candidate for this position should have a firm grasp of the most commonly used advanced metrics in the NHL today (i.e. possession metrics, deployment stats, rates, and zone entry/exit figures), and should be able to communicate those ideas in a manner easy for a casual fan to understand.

The stats writer would be expected to provide a semi-regular (weekly or bi-weekly) contribution to FFH on topics of their choosing. While pieces examining the Coyotes and their players are strongly preferred, ideas discussing league-wide trends are also valuable.

Roadrunners Contributor

Hockey is on the upswing in Arizona, and nowhere is that more apparent than in Tucson, where the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate begins their inaugural season. We are looking for a contributor who can provide updates on the Roadrunners and their prospects as AHL play gets underway.

The ideal candidate will be able to submit a weekly recap of Tucson Roadrunners games, as well as notable performances from individual Roadrunners players. Additional analysis of specific prospects would be highly preferred.

While geography is not essential, extra preference among those interested will be given to individuals in the Greater Tucson Area.

How to Apply

Individuals interested in applying should send a brief email to Brendan Porter, whose email address can be found here. Please include your name, your username on SB Nation (if different), the position(s) you are interested in, and any relevant experience or previous work that would help us get a sense of your writing style.

Also please create a FanPost on a Coyotes-related topic of your choosing. It can be analysis, roster breakdown, video breakdown, whatever. This is your space to show what kind of work you want to bring to the site.

We will contact via email those with whom we are interested in bringing aboard. Thank you to everyone who applies!