Seeking Contributors For 2021 Outdoor Season

From the Editor

Good afternoon Milesplit TN. I hope you're enjoying the content and coverage so far this season on the website or on social media. I've received a lot of requests along the lines of "are you coming to ?" or "when are you coming to ?" Needless to say, I can't be at every meet and my purview of smaller, hyper local story lines is limited but ultimately I want Milesplit TN to have a network of contributors in all corners of the state such that representation on the website isn't just representative of the very best. 

Contributor Details

MileSplit TN is seeking contributor help with race videos and meet coverage this outdoor season and beyond.

If interested in being paid to cover meets please reach out to Ben Thompson at tnmilesplit@protonmail.com with an email titled Contributor Help or reach out via social media and listing any relative experience or equipment you may have.

Note this is not a full-time position, we pay contributors as freelancers per meet.

The main focus we're looking for right now is video content such as race videos and post-event interviews. Having your own camera capable of recording a full meet is not required to apply but highly recommended.

We're Looking For...

  • Race videos specialists - would travel to meets around the state, or in their area, with a camera and stand to record each heat. If able then gather a handful of post-meet interviews where the athletes talk about their performance as well. Once the meet is over you would then name and upload the files to the appropriate meet page. 
  • Field event specialist - Someone with knowledge of the field to travel to key matchups this season and record the full field event at that meet flight by flight as well as secure interviews with the top athletes. Once the meet is complete you'd then upload the files to the appropriate meet page.
  • Meet Hosts with someone interested in recording - Meet's who know someone interested in recording at their meet for us feel free to reach out as well. We'd be happy with work with you to make sure we have the coverage up and promoting your meet on our site.
  • At this moment we have a strong photography crew but photographers can feel free to reach out as well in case we need additional photographers in the future. We're really looking for help on the race video side at the moment.

If a well rounded contributor joins our team and consistently performs well with interest in expanding their coverage duties we may look at adding a stipend role to the site to involve more coverage, writing, live streaming and so on.

For those with little experience, as long as you are interested in the sport and providing coverage we're always up for helping people gain experience. Many of our past successful contributors have joined us in this fashion.