Swingin’ A’s seeks new writers, Oakland Athletics fans


Swingin’ A’s has steadily grown as FanSided’s home for Oakland Athletics coverage dating back to when the site was first launched in early 2009. The A’s have seen the full gamut of on-field successes and failures in that time, and the staff here on site has been there through it all. The constant has always been our goal here on site: to give you folks, our readers, the very best Oakland Athletics discussion that we possibly can. And that says nothing of the local college sports scene.

Currently, the offseason is in full tilt for the A’s, with the team gearing up for Spring Training and the 2016 season. We’re looking for writers to help us cover all potential angles for both franchises in the coming year and beyond.

Consider yourself a passionate fan? Read us or other A’s sites with regularity and ever wonder if you should write about the team too? Maybe you’re just stumbling across us for the first time and you like what you see. We are looking to add to our staff here on site and this could be your chance to grab a stick and join the team.

Swingin’ A’s is currently looking to fill multiple roles on site, including staff writer roles for the more casual writers just getting their legs under them.


We like to let our staff write about the aspects of the team they are most passionate about. There’s room for those interested in covering any aspect of the Athletics. Maybe you’re more of a recruiting junkie and you want to talk about the impact a new signing or trade could have. Or even just chipping in on game previews, roundtable discussions on staff about how the team should approach the offseason or whether a big move is needed to get them back on top, or helping with a number of other potential story ideas there could be a place for you here on the team.

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Writers are asked to contribute 1-2 posts per week. We’ll always welcome more frequent contributions than that, but we won’t require it.

We know that for most this is mostly a hobby and something you do for the love of it. That’s why we do it too, as most of us have families, full-time careers, and/or school to balance into our lives as well (there’s room for things besides sports, right?). This is an opportunity to join a staff of writers here who are just simply passionate about the A’s as we are and want to continue to reach the rest of this great fan base.

Want to join us?

Applying is very easy. Head on over and complete an application. It’ll give you a chance to share some insight into your background (prior online writing experience is not necessary but always encouraged) and let us know why you’d be a fit on site, so give it your best. We’ll be in touch from there.

If you have any questions about the roles, please feel free to email kyle.franzoni@fansided.com with any questions.