ISIO is seeking qualified writers to produce content for our site (competition reports, interviews, profiles, feature articles). We are particularly interested in attracting contributors from Asia and Europe. We are also interested in contributors with knowledge of Synchronized Skating.
Writers must have a good command of written English.
Writers must have a good knowledge of skating in general, and of currently active skaters in ISU competition. Knowledge of activities/news in your home federation is desirable but not required.
Writers must have a good knowledge of IJS and the current rules.
Writers must conform to the editorial style of the site, and have the discipline to meet assignment requirements and deadlines.
Writers must be easily contacted by e-mail in a timely way.
To apply for consideration as a writer, E-Mail us your resume and a sample of your writing at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date of Birth
- High School
- Post graduate
- Subject major
- Describe why this qualifies you to be a contributor
- List those disciplines where you feel you have greatest knowledge
- Provide a brief summary of your skating experience
- Coach / Choreographer
- Provide a brief summary of your experience
- Type and appointment
- Briefly describe other relevant experience, such as knowledge/experience in music, dance (off-ice) or choreography (off-ice).
Provide a sample of your writing, minimum 300-600 words, on a skating subject of your choice.
(This sample will not be published on the site.)
If you post on Golden Skate or FSU, provide your forum ID. We will keep this confidential.
ISIO has the following policies for articles submitted by contributors to our site.
All assigned articles, and all unsolicited articles published on the site, become the property of ISIO. ISIO reserves the right to alter and edit all articles published on our site, with the exception editorial and op-ed commentaries will not be altered without the consent of the author.
Submissions to ISIO are exclusive. Articles submitted to ISIO cannot be submitted to any other publication, or posted on any other website, or any forum or chat site, except as noted below. This includes articles that cover essentially the same information, even if rewritten, expanded or abridged. Contributors who violate this policy will not be paid for their contributions. (ISIO will occasionally waive this requirement by advance agreement with authors.)
Unsolicited submissions will be paid for only if published on our site, which is at our discretion. Unsolicited submissions that are rejected will receive a rejection notice, after which the author may submit the article to another site or publication.
Articles assigned by ISIO will be paid for after publication on the site, typically through a PayPal account. Articles assigned by ISIO but not published will be paid a kill-rate of half the publication rate.
Articles that must be rewritten due to failure to meet editorial style requirements, or due to errors or omissions in content will not be paid for until the article meets ISIO standards for publication. Multiple payments for rewrites will not be made, even if the rewrites occur after the article is first posted.
Publication rates vary with submission length and content; however, ISIO does not pay for editorial or op-ed commentaries. Submissions that exceed the scope of an assignment will be paid at the rate appropriate to the original assignment.
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