Our company, Ruck Science https://ruckscience.com, is seeking knowledgeable journalists and authors to contribute content to our website's blog.
About Ruck Science
We provide a range of nutritional, lifestyle, recovery and educational products for rugby players. These products are only available through our website. Currently, we only sell in the US. Our business philosophy is this; create products for rugby players and give the profits to rugby clubs. If you take a few minutes to read about our sponsorship program https://ruckscience.com/pages/sponsorship and our manifesto https://ruckscience.com/blogs/learn/90368454-how-do-you-sponsor-every-rugby-club you should see that we're really committed to supporting the game at a grassroots level.
About Our Blog
The aim of our blog is to give amateur rugby players insightful, actionable information that they can then use in their own training. To improve their quality of life as a rugby player. Prevent injuries, use training time effectively etc. We don't do game reviews, predictions, summaries or any other kind of "news". We're trying to create evergreen content that is 10x better than anything else on the web. We feel that this kind of content is very difficult to come across right now. We're trying to change that. Some of our most popular blog posts to date include:
Some of these blogs take up to a month to produce. The one about Rugby Captaincy required reading the full book and putting down 4,500 words about how those leadership principles apply to amateur rugby.
If you take a look at our Facebook page https://facebook.com/RuckScience/, you'll see we get some really fantastic comments on our articles and earn many many shares of the content as a result. Which makes the time spent on this well worth it. Here are a couple of choice shares/comments:
Why We Need You
We want to test the impact on our business of increasing blog publishing, up to as many as 3 articles per week. We're currently just getting 1 and sometimes a press release as well. We're sitting on 80-100 article ideas and drafts that we'd like to continue drafting and turning into blog posts. We don't expect that every article should be 4,500 words. There is definitely value to publishing shorter pieces. But when the time calls for it, we'd like to work with writers who will do a deep dive into a topic and churn out something that our readers, customers, and the rugby community can really benefit from.
Who We Need
Current or former rugby players with a background in journalism or creative writing. Preferably who played at a relatively high level, but not required. Gender is not important since we would really like have a female player's voice on the blog as well as the traditional male perspective. If you have a particular area of expertise, we would like you to focus on that area for us. Say you've been a club manager for 15 years and you want to write about administration best practices at an amateur rugby club. Awesome, we want you. Say you've worked as (and are a certified as) a strength and conditioning coach with a focus on rugby, we want you! Say you've traveled extensively with a 7s program and have a unique insight on Rugby 7s, we want you! Say you're a high-school coach who works to develop youth programs, we want you!
Please don't spend a huge amount of time writing a cover letter. But a few links to your work and perhaps a short synopsis of an article idea / framework would be useful in helping us determine if you have the right attitude, perspective and tone for our company.
Thanks for applying!
Ruck Science, LLC