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Do you have a passion for professional wrestling (or areas that have crossover appeal with wrestling)? Do you also share a passion for writing and/or podcasting? If so, The Chairshot wants to hear from you!

The Chairshot is looking for individuals to add their own analysis and insight to our platform, making it YOUR platform! Your work will be featured on our main page, and distributed to thousands of readers. Our team is heavily active on social media, meaning you are not alone when sharing and discussing your work. The Chairshot is a family, all focused on growing our site into a powerful force in this marketplace.

Our force is currently getting more powerful by the day, too. The Chairshot was featured as a wrestling website on the WWE Network during the Elias Documentary:

Our contributors typically write or podcast weekly at a minimum, but more than once per week won’t be turned away!

Our writers and podcasters are not paid to start. As a start-up, we are still building a brand with the goal of offering more and more paid positions. If this turns you away, please keep one thing in mind: as The Chairshot is able to add more paid positions, those positions will go to those already writing for and growing the site.

Who Are We Looking For?

In any medium, the phrase “know your audience” is critical to long-term success. If you follow these three key tips, you can be successful in our medium and with our staff.

“Have a Take and Don’t Suck!”

Coined by Jim Rome, this phrase applies to nearly every aspect of covering pro wrestling. readers come at a premium, and we don’t want to waste their time. If you’re writing an opinion piece, have an opinion! There is nothing more frustrating to the reader than an article titled “Will Finn Balor Win Another WWE Universal Championship?” that doesn’t answer the question listed in it’s title. Take a side. We do not tell our writers and podcasters what side to take, just to take a side! 50/50 journalism is not what we are after.

“Be Original, Smart, Funny, and Authentic.”

This one is coined by Clay Travis, one of the fastest rising stars in in the digital sports content realm. Be you, form your own content and own opinions. Don’t focus on how many people are reading, but if those reading are getting the real you. That will keep them coming back. We want our readers coming back to the site because they want to see what you have to say. That’s the only way to stand out.

“Always Use Your Head.”

If you haven’t seen this slogan yet, we have to question your motivation in being involved with The Chairshot! The motto of the site is about more than being hit with a chair, that’s for sure! We want our staff to be smart about things, not to believe everything they read or hear, and to form their own opinions without the influence of “internet wrestling newz” and others. There is tremendous value in taking what you see and hear and asking the simple question “What else could this be?”

Do we mark out? Of course we do! If you don’t, we don’t want you. There is plenty to love about pro wrestling in, and we want the good with the bad.

“Keep It Simple.”

The online wrestling marketplace is very crowded, and too many are getting silly to stand out. Keep your material simple. You don’t need to release a 3-hour podcast in this day and age. Instead, plan to put out 60-90 minutes of good, strong content. Articles don’t need to be 3000-words if the point can be made in 500-900 (for opinion) or 300 (for news).

There are times when longer is better; when making this determination, please default to point number 2: Always Use Your Head. And ask–our leadership is here to support you and help talk you through the decision making process.

If you are trying to decide of The Chairshot is a good fit, or if you’re on the fence, don’t hesitate to reach out to Greg DeMarco, Publisher, at gregdemarco@thechairshot.com.

What Needs Do We Have?

Writing

News Coverage – Evenings/Flexible
As The Chairshot continues to grow in popularity (did you see that Elias Documentary tweet above???), the need for more round-the-clock news coverage intensifies. A news staff member would be expected to cover news expeditiously during a specific shift, while meeting a 300-word minimum (or very close to it) on their news posts. We’re seeking 1-2 news writers, who would work directly with our News Editor.

Interested parties should send a writing sample via email to Eric Ames, Managing Editor – News, Classic Content, and Social Media, at ericames@thechairshot.com.

Results Coverage – Evenings/Flexible
Live event results often appear in the trending articles at The Chairshot, and can range from WWE Live Event results to independent and international event results. The person covering results would be part of The Chairshot’s news staff , and would work directly with our News Editor. The responsibilities for this position may overlap with News Coverage, based on ability and experience.

Interested parties should send a writing sample via email to Eric Ames, Managing Editor – News, Classic Content, and Social Media, at ericames@thechairshot.com.

Opinion & Analysis – WWE Raw Aftermath
This is a follow-up article to WWE Raw, due by 1:00 AM eastern time overnight Monday night. Opinion pieces are 500+ words in length, and in this case focus on a singular personality or storyline point from the show. This is not a show review, but a single opinion piece. We’re seeking 1-2 writers for this spot.

Interested parties should send a writing sample via email to Andrew Balaz, Managing Editor – Opinion and Coverage, at andrewbalaz@thechairshot.com.

Podcast Coverage – Evenings/Flexible
Wrestling podcasts have become part of the fabric of following professional wrestling online, and the content contained in many of the major podcasts can translate into content for The Chairshot. This is ideal for the fan who listens to Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, Talk is Jericho, and others. This person would find and write a news related article for the episode, including quotes and a link back to the original content for credit. An example can be found here.

Interested parties should send a writing sample via email to Greg DeMarco, Publisher, at gregdemarco@thechairshot.com.

Beat Writers
This Beat Writer would cover all things for their given topic. This includes identifying news (and partnering with our News Editor on the proper publishing protocol), writing at least one opinion article per week (due by 11:00 PM eastern time the night before the day it runs), and possibly providing live coverage (or same night coverage) of the weekly broadcasts/PPVs where applicable.

The following “beats” are available, but others would be considered:

  • IMPACT Wrestling
  • MLW/Major League Wrestling
  • Independent Wrestling

Interested parties should send a writing sample via email to Andrew Balaz, Managing Editor – Opinion and Coverage, at andrewbalaz@thechairshot.com.

Opinion & Analysis – New Japan Pro Wrestling
This is a weekly opinion piece on New Japan, due by 11:00 PM eastern time the night before your publish day. Opinion pieces are 500+ words in length, and in this case focus on a singular personality or storyline point from New Japan’s current product. We are not looking for pieces that compare the NJPW product to WWE. This is not a show review, but a single opinion piece. We’re seeking 1-2 writers for this spot.

Interested parties should send a writing sample via email to Andrew Balaz, Managing Editor – Opinion and Coverage, at andrewbalaz@thechairshot.com.

Opinion & Analysis – International & Independent Wrestling
This is a weekly opinion piece focused on international and/or independent promotions (not WWE or New Japan), due by 11:00 PM eastern time the night before your publish day. Opinion pieces are 500+ words in length, and in this case focus on a singular personality or storyline point from the promotion you are regularly covering’s current product. This is not a show review, but a single opinion piece. We’re seeking multiple writers for this role.

We are looking for people familiar with their chosen promotion(s), and preference is given to larger promotions such as Ring Of Honor, IMPACT Wrestling, All Japan, Progress, Dragon Gate, PWG, MLW, OTT (Over The Top), SMASH Wrestling (Canada), House of Hardcore, WrestleCircus, and more. Since our writers are typically weekly, a writer can cover more than one promotion throughout the course of a month, based on how frequently those promotions run events.

Interested parties should send a writing sample via email to Andrew Balaz, Managing Editor – Opinion and Coverage, at andrewbalaz@thechairshot.com.

MMA

Mixed Martial Arts has tremendous crossover appeal with pro wrestling fans, and has a high level of social media engagement (especially UFC).

Opinion & Analysis – UFC
This is a weekly opinion piece focusing on UFC, due by 11:00 PM eastern time the night before your publish day. Opinion pieces are 500+ words in length, and in this case focus on a singular personality or development in the UFC. This is not an event review, but a single opinion piece.

We are also seeking writers to cover:
• UFC News (Daily or Weekly update)
• UFC TV broadcasts/PPVs
• The Ultimate Fighter series (when applicable)
• Bellator TV broadcasts/PPVs

Interested parties should send a writing sample via email to Greg DeMarco, Publisher, at gregdemarco@thechairshot.com.

Radio Network

Existing Podcasts
The Chairshot Radio Network is the fastest growing wrestling radio network online today. Boasting sixteen weekly shows, the Chairshot Radio Network focuses on more than wrestling, with shows on sports and entertainment rounding out this outstanding lineup.

Have a podcast you believe belongs in our lineup? The Chairshot Radio Network is currently adding podcasts focused on wrestling, MMA, sports, and entertainment (movies, television Geek culture), with a priority being placed on MMA. Shows can be added via RSS feed or manual upload to our Blog Talk Radio channel, and are distributed via our partnerships with iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, Podbean, Castbox, Stitcher, Otto Radio and more!

Interested shows should send a recent show link to Rick Lachney, Talent Scout, at ricklachney@thechairshot.com.

Podcast Hosts/Talent
Are you a podcast host or talent looking for a show or a place to host/record your show? The Chairshot has limited openings for shows needing talent and days on our network without a live show.

Our live shows are hosted through Blog Talk Radio and we have limited evenings available to host, including post-PPV shows on Sundays.

Some specific needs include:

  • Post-PPV host/talent, and Saturday podcast host/talent

Interested shows should send a recent show link to Rick Lachney, Talent Scout, at ricklachney@thechairshot.com.

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