Application to write for has been running July 2012 and has amassed more than 25 million page views since then. At this moment in time, we are trying to assemble a team in order to cover as much as we can regarding Manchester United from the U18s, U23s, first team and the Women’s team. We aim to cover news, opinions, match content and more and would like to see the website rise in the trust ranks as click bait has a time and a place, not this time and not this place.

We are currently seeking applications from prospective writers that want to earn a place in our team. This will always be a hobby but for those who are seeking to study or currently studying journalism, this opportunity could aid you by giving you a platform and a readership which could result in you getting your name out there in this industry. We can promise that your articles will be aggregated to United supporters via news aggregation websites, social media and search engines. The following will be necessary to write for the website;

You will need to be at least 16 years old.

Able to commit to a minimum of two to three articles each week.

Be able to write to a good standard in the English language.

Have a good knowledge of Manchester United and be a supporter of the club.

Have access to Manchester United matches, whether live in the flesh or via television/streaming services; access to the U23s, U18s and the Women’s team would be a bonus.

Able to think for yourself and generate your own ideas and conduct research for your articles.

If the above sounds good to you, there are also a number of things that you will require to write for the website. It is important that you have all of these – the first three are necessary in order to write – many seem to think having a mobile phone is good enough but having tried that myself, it is never helpful based on the fact spelling and grammar checking is not a feature of many mobile phones. Your presence on social media is necessary to market your articles and grow your following.

Desktop Computer or Laptop (writing on a mobile phone is not ideal). 

An active internet connection.

Word processing software, such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

An active Twitter account. It would be a bonus if you already have a Manchester United following or are seeking to grow your account.

An active Facebook account in your own name.

In order to show us that you are the writer we need to add to our team, you will need to complete the application form below. Please ensure you state your full name – we don’t hide behind anonymity although as it presents as a more professional looking website if writers are happy to show their true identity – I find that many people want to hide online and that does not necessarily come across as well as many may intend. For the final question, this will allow us to see how well you write therefore a minimum of 500 words is required. You may find that preparing for this on word-processing software may be better than writing directly into the box on the website, then if something happens to the site, you will not lose what you have written.

Please allow us the time to read your application. We will only notify those who are successful, which will be done via email, in which case, please ensure your email address is correct. You may also need to check your spam folder regularly as some email do find themselves going straight there. If you have not heard from us within three working days from your application, you have not been successful on this occasion. We cannot guarantee that any applicants will receive any feedback if they have been unsuccessful. We look forward to receiving your application.

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