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We're looking for a Lehigh Valley Phantoms writer or two

The Phantoms are back in our area, and for the 2014-15 season, Broad Street Hockey is looking for a writer to cover the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.

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We're looking for a qualified, knowledgable hockey writer to cover the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for us this season.

We want somebody who knows the Flyers organization and its prospects, knows the American Hockey League and has strong journalism chops. Here's what a strong candidate will be able to contribute to BSH:

  • Full pre-, during- and post-game coverage of Lehigh Valley Phantoms games, both at home and on the road. (If you can't cover every single game, that won't disqualify you. Just let us know, since we might bring on more than one writer.)
  • The ability to attend most, if not all, Phantoms home games at the PPL Center in Allentown
  • Routine updates on Phantoms players, with a focus on top-level Flyers prospects and their development as AHL players
  • Some experience in journalism. We'll coach you along, so you don't need to be a pro or have a degree in the field, but ideally you have a good, professional sense of the media landscape, especially in a sports environment. When you apply, let us know where you fall in this department.

This gig is on a volunteer basis, but BSH and SB Nation reach millions of people each year. The opportunity to cover a professional sports team for our site is a great opportunity for somebody looking to break into sports media.

It'd be perfect for a hockey fan who doubles as a journalism student, perhaps at nearby Lehigh University? It would also be a great passion project for a diehard hockey fan who possesses a good eye for journalism.

If interested, shoot us an email at broadstreethockey at gmail.com. Put "Phantoms writer" in your subject line and tell us a little about yourself and why you think you're a good fit for the gig. Writing samples don't hurt.