Thank you for your interest in joining the Daily Bruin Sports staff!
We cover anything and everything UCLA sports related – from games at the Rose Bowl and Pauley Pavilion to student athletes who are some of the best in the country.
Whether you're looking for a career as a journalist, trying to get a job in the sports world or you just have a passion for athletics, DB Sports is the perfect place to start.
We welcome applicants of all levels, so have fun with this application. Good luck, and shoot us an email if you have any questions.
Ryan Smith | Sports editor
Sam Connon, Angie Forburger, Joy Hong, Gabe McCarthy | Assistant Sports Editors
Tell us about yourself
Why do you want to join Daily Bruin Sports?
What are some of the goals you'd like to accomplish during your time at UCLA?
What else keeps you busy when you're outside the classroom?
(clubs, jobs, greek life, etc)
Briefly describe any past journalism or writing experience.
It's okay if you don't have any!
For this exercise, you'll be playing the role of a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle working on the Warriors beat. Write a 400-500 word wrap of Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals.
Please watch the video recap of the game linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy2JfDmspII Feel free to look into as much information about the game as you'd like, but you won't NEED to do any more than watch the five minute recap. For quotes, look up interviews on YouTube of anyone from the Warriors or Cavaliers. Make sure to include quotes from at least three of these sources. This will be excellent practice for a DB Sports wrap, in which our reporters generally interview the head coach and two players.
Write a short (400-500 words) profile on someone you know.
Anyone is fine: a club athlete, a family member, a roommate, etc.
Critique any two Daily Bruin Sports stories published in 2017. Paste the link to each article, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses within the reporting and style of both.
dailybruin.com is a great place to start!
This stuff really doesn't matter that much, so don't worry too much about it!
Best sports game you've watched this year.
Least favorite athlete or team and why.
Your five favorite things about sports games.
There will be three weekend training sessions in the first half of Fall quarter. All three are mandatory for all new interns.
We will call the phone number you provided should we decide to call you in for an in-person interview.
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