Maryland Sports Access openings for fall 2017

If you have a passion for sports in the Maryland and D.C. area, and aspire to become a journalist, photographer and/or videographer — or have always had an interest in sports media, regardless of career plans — Maryland Sports Access wants you to join the crew.

Our vision: Driven by storytelling and community, MSA is a media outlet dedicated to bringing fans of local collegiate, high school and professional sports across Maryland and D.C. closer to the action.

MSA is proudly independent and maintained by two skilled and passionate individuals: Evan Engelhard, who works for Baltimore’s Fox45 as a production assistant, serves as the digital media editor; and Kyle McFadden, who contributes to a multitude of newspapers and media outlets in the DMV, serves as the editor-in-chief.

Since our budget is sparse, we cannot pay contributors at the moment. What we do offer is invaluable experience, clips for a résumé, mentorship, exposure and the opportunity bolster connections.

Since launching in June 2015, MSA contributors have either been published in, worked or contributed to The Aegis, The Baltimore Sun, Carroll County Times, The Capital Gazette, The Delmarva Daily Times, DMVelite, The Frederick News-Post, Baltimore Orioles Advanced-A affiliate the Frederick Keys, Howard County Times, mocofootball.com, SB Nation, The Sentinel, The Washington Post, WHAG-TV, WMUC Sports, WTHU AM1450, Yahoo Rivals and 105.7 The Fan.

Our contributors have also interned for ABC 7 News, Comcast Sports Net, Monumental Sports and USA TODAY Sports.

FALL POSITIONS AVAILABLE (if interested, please email info@marylandsportsaccess.com)

General assignment reporters: Asked to write and report on a variety of beats, mainly high school (football in particular) and collegiate (UMd., UMBC, Coppin State, UMES, Johns Hopkins, Loyola, Morgan State, Mount St. Mary’s, United States Naval Academy, Towson, Division II and Division III).

General assignment photographers: Asked to photograph a variety of beats, mainly high school and collegiate. (Must provide your own equipment).

General assignment videographers: Required to videograph a variety of beats, mainly high school and collegiate. (Must provide your own equipment and have experience with editing software).

Recruiting coordinator: Maintain our football and basketball recruiting page, have an active presence on social media and build connections with athletes and coaches for inside scoops.

Social media manager: In order to connect with community, we need to be active on social media. We envision a social media manager to be creative, sharp, and savvy with Twitter and Instagram.

University of Maryland football beat writer: MSA is looking for a University of Maryland j-school student to cover the Terps football team, preferably a rising junior or senior. We envision this writer to tackle every aspect of this beat, producing game recaps, compelling features, analysis-driven content, game previews and anything that enriches a following.

University of Maryland athletics beat writer: MSA is looking for a University of Maryland j-school student to cover a wide variety of Terps athletics. This reporter will also serve as an aide to the UMd. football reporter.

Arena Football writer: There are two AFL teams in our coverage area: the Baltimore Brigade and the Washington Valor. We envision this reporter to cover games and write game stories, features and analysis-driven content.

Baltimore Orioles writer: We don’t have access to the Orioles at the moment, but we do want coverage for this area. While this beat will evolve, we hope for game summaries and analysis-driven content. We do, however, have access to the Orioles minor league affiliates.

Baltimore Ravens writer: We don’t have access to the Ravens at the moment, but we do want coverage for this area. While this beat will evolve, we hope for game summaries and analysis-driven content.

D.C. United writer: This is a beat we are willing to explore. We envision this writer to produce game recaps, compelling features and analysis-driven content through in-depth reporting.

Washington Capitals writer: We don’t have access to the Capitals at the moment, but we do want coverage for this area. While this beat will evolve, we hope for game summaries and analysis-driven content.

Washington Nationals writer: We don’t have access to the Nationals at the moment, but we do want coverage for this area. While this beat will evolve, we hope for game summaries and analysis-driven content. We do, however, have access to the Nationals minor league affiliates.

Washington Redskins writer: We don’t have access to the Redskins at the moment, but we do want coverage for this area. While this beat will evolve, we hope for game summaries and analysis-driven content.

Washington Wizards writer: We don’t have access to the Wizards at the moment, but we do want coverage for this area. While this beat will evolve, we hope for game summaries and analysis-driven content.

Regular contributor: You don’t need a specified label to contribute to MSA. As long as it’s Maryland or D.C. sports — on any level — the coverage fits our vision of “all things sports in Maryland and D.C.”

Have any questions, comments or ideas? Contact Kyle McFadden at kfadd32@gmail.com or Evan Engelhard at evan_engelhard@yahoo.com.

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About Kyle McFadden 306 Articles
Kyle McFadden is a graduate from Linganore High School's Class of 2014, a sports junkie and general news-hound. He got his start as a sports writer in January 2014 for Linganore's student-run newspaper The Lance, where he wrote 13 articles. McFadden then launched his own blog in October 2014 called The Beltway Dispatch covering collegiate, local high school and professional sports. Formally known as The Beltway Dispatch, McFadden and Evan Engelhard merged respective platforms in June 2015 to make what is now Maryland Sports Access. With baseball, basketball and golf experience, McFadden brings ample knowledge to the helm of MSA. McFadden covers a wide variety of sports in football, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and specializes in the collegiate and high school levels. McFadden volunteers his time at Damascus Road Community Church -- serving as a mentor to the youth, basketball coach at the varsity and junior varsity levels, and leads a small group of high school sophomores every Wednesday night. Although he's only been around journalism since January 2014, he's a high school sports reporter for The Baltimore Sun and freelancer for The Frederick News-Post. McFadden's work has also appeared in DMV newspapers The Aegis, The Capital Gazette, The Daily Times (Delmarva Now), The Hometown Observer, Howard County Times, Germantown Pulse and The Towson Times. He's also won two Mike Powell Excellence in Journalism awards and has appeared on The Best of SNO, which showcases top student work of high school and college journalists. McFadden currently studies at Frederick Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Maryland in the fall of 2018 to work on a bachelor's degree in journalism with aspirations to be a national college basketball writer.
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