Thursday, June 20, 2019
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“I go to  for some of the great coverage they have that other sources do not. They have had some interesting and innovating interviews with ECHL personalities. They had the best trade deadline coverage in the ECHL with a live show with various reporters and team officials. It was very much like what you find with the NHL coverage at TSN. They are starting to have correspondents in other cities and that adds a different view of things.” – Justin Cohn, Senior Writer, Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette

Why Join Team Sin Bin?

  • We are rapidly becoming the premier site for news in all levels of minor pro hockey
  • Your work will be seen by a vast audience, with over 1.6 million authentic visits to our site in our first three-plus years
  • We have a solid publishing platform
  • Our editorial team is developing relationships with members of the national media and are eager and willing to help you fine-tune your writing style

Our work is viewed by an average of 45,000 people per month. Included in this viewership are executives, coaches, players, scouts and hockey publications from all over minor pro hockey in North America and the world.

Benefits of Joining Team Sin Bin

  • You will be a part of a large and growing audience for your writing. Our work has been featured in Yahoo!’s Puck Daddy, ESPN & Sports Illustrated
  • You will be connected to our growing network of contacts across all levels of minor pro hockey
  • You will have direct access to with our editorial staff & site admins to discuss any number of topics

The Sin Bin is looking for serious journalists who like posting often, as well as part-timers. Writers who produce upper-end work but only have time enough to post a few articles per month can also call The Sin Bin home.

This is a volunteer position, however, there is the opportunity to make a stipend with The Sin Bin. More information will be given after onboarding.

Essentials for Working With Team Sin Bin

  • Professionalism at all times
  • Ability to produce good work consistently. Writers are asked to publish four articles per month during the season and two per month during the offseason
  • Have a social media presence where you share your work, the work of your colleagues, as well as engage with fans

Where Does Team Sin Bin Need Writers?

Below is a current list of teams that need covering across minor pro hockey:

AHL: Bakersfield Condors, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Charlotte Checkers, Cleveland Monsters, Grand Rapids Griffins, Hartford Wolf Pack, Iowa Wild, Milwaukee Admirals, Rochester Americans, Rockford Ice Hogs, San Antonio Rampage, San Diego Gulls, San Jose Barracuda, Springfield Thunderbirds, Tucson Roadrunners, Utica Comets

ECHL: Atlanta Gladiators, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Jacksonville IceMen, Kalamazoo Wings, Maine Mariners, Newfoundland Growlers, Utah Grizzlies, Worcester Railers

SPHL: Birmingham Bulls, Huntsville Havoc, Knoxville Ice Bears, Pensacola Ice Flyers

How do I Join Team Sin Bin?

If you’re 18 years and older, interested in writing and willing to devote the time covering any individual team in the ECHL, AHL, or SPHL, or any of those leagues as a whole, we may have a spot for you.

Please submit a writing sample to us (minimum 500 words) for review. This can be anything from a recap of a game, to a Q & A with a player, to an opinionated piece. Please be sure to include a few lines about yourself & your writing experience as part of your article (they can count toward the required length).

Submit the form below and someone will be in touch.

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