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01 Aug 2017

SITE NEWS: FO Seeks Film Room Writer(s)

As some of you may have seen announced on Twitter this week, Cian Fahey will be leaving Football Outsiders this season to host a podcast for ESPN and concentrate on writing for his own website, Pre-Snap Reads. So Football Outsiders is looking for a new writer for our Film Room scouting column. We are also considering hiring two writers, possibly with one bringing back the old Futures column scouting college prospects for the draft.

If you are interested, please e-mail a resume and writing samples (or links to writing samples) to us at info-at-footballoutsiders.com. We're looking for samples that show scouting knowledge and the ability to write film analysis, but also that show an understanding of Football Outsiders stats and how to use them. The best film analysis on Football Outsiders uses film study to either explain why FO stats like certain teams/players, or explain why FO stats are misleading about certain teams/players. The new Film Room columnist will also be expected to cover chapters in Football Outsiders Almanac 2018 and contribute to Audibles at the Line on Sundays.

Film Room has been a really good jumping-off point for FO writers to build their careers. Past Film Room writers are at Pro Football Talk, Bleacher Report, MMQB, and now ESPN. Hopefully we can do the same for the career of whoever takes over the column next.

Please don't send us samples that cover the offensive line, since we already have a writer who specializes in that position.

Minority candidates encouraged to apply.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 01 Aug 2017

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