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Join Our Freelance Minor League Hockey Writing and Photography Team

Field Pass Hockey is growing, and we are looking for talented writers and photographers with a passion for minor league hockey!

It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out as a hockey journalist or are a seasoned veteran. We are a solid team built around all levels of knowledge and a variety of different skills!

In college or a recent graduate? Looking to build your sports writing skills or sports photography portfolio? Field Pass Hockey may be the perfect fit for you.

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Photo by: Tina Roszkowski/ Special to Field Pass Hockey

Why Join Team Field Pass?

  • We are a well-respected news outlet across the AHL, ECHL, and SPHL.
  • Field Pass Hockey has a long history and has grown into the premier site for news in all levels of minor pro hockey.
  • Your work will be seen by a vast audience, with over 3.75 million authentic visits — 1.35 million in 2021-22 alone — to our site in our nine-year existence.
  • You will learn from veterans in sports writing, sports photography, podcasting, and more to help you grow your skills.
  • Through relationships we’ve cultivated with members of the national media, you will be trained in developing a voice for your writing or an eye for picking up the perfect shot
  • We have a solid publishing platform and an app that’s available for download in the Google Play and Apple App stores.
  • Become a credentialed minor league hockey writer or photographer!

Our work is viewed by an average of over 65,000 people per month. Included in this viewership are executives, coaches, players, scouts and hockey publications from all over minor pro hockey in North America and the world.

“I go to for the great coverage they have that other sources do not. They have had some interesting and innovating interviews with ECHL personalities. They had the best trade deadline coverage in the ECHL with a live show with various reporters and team officials. It was very much like what you find with the NHL coverage at TSN. They are starting to have correspondents in other cities and that adds a different view of things.” – Justin Cohn, Senior Writer, Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette

Benefits of Joining Team Field Pass

Field Pass Hockey is the perfect place for college students or others who wish to enter the sports journalism field. For more experienced writers and photographers, editor and mentorship positions are available.

By becoming a freelancer with Field Pass Hockey, you will gain on-the-job training including how to work with teams, coaches, and players, training on how to cultivate and bring a wide range of content ideas to fruition, and more.

Plus

  • You will enjoy a large and growing audience for your writing, photography, or podcast work. Our work has been featured in Yahoo!’s Puck Daddy, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and beyond.
  • You will be connected to our growing network of contacts across all levels of minor pro hockey.
  • You will have direct access to with our editorial staff & site admins to further your skills and improve your work, among other things.

“My time with Field Pass Hockey gave me the experience I needed when it came to covering a hockey team the right way. I learned how to ask the right questions in the post-game interview and how to develop my own writing style. The feedback and resources I received gave me the ability to attend games and get to know the Fuel organization on and off the ice.” – Mark Grainda, Media Relations Director for Indy Elevens Soccer Team

Field Pass Hockey is looking for serious freelance hockey journalists, photographers, and content creators. We have openings for those who like posting often, as well as part-timers. Writers and photographers who produce upper-end work but only have time enough to post a few articles per month can also call Field Pass Hockey home.

Field Pass Hockey offers a compensation program for writers and photographers, pending successful completion of our onboarding program. More information will be provided during onboarding, if you are selected to join our team.

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Photo by: Bernie Walls/Field Pass Hockey

Essentials for Working With Field Pass

We love to have fun here at Field Pass, after all…we’re covering the coolest sport on Earth! 

Although, we do pride ourselves on balancing professionalism with fun. Ideal candidates for Field Pass Hockey should…

  • Be professional at all times.

  • Have an excellent command of the English language, including AP style.

  • Able to accept constructive feedback of your work from the editorial staff and grow from it.

  • Produce good work consistently. Writers are asked to publish four articles per month during the season and two per month during the offseason. Photographers are required to publish at least two galleries a month during the season.

  • Come up with creative ways to tell the story of the team you cover, including the league and minor league hockey overall.

  • Be comfortable with using social media to share your work, the work of your colleagues, and engage with fans.

“Because of Field Pass Hockey, I was able to further hone my journalistic and social media skills while also getting to cover marquee events. I was able to gain all the tools I needed to advance in my professional life and also gain some of my closest friends.” – Samantha Hoffmann, Social Media Coordinator for Bauer Hockey

Where Does Team Field Pass Need Writers?

Interested in joining Field Pass Hockey as a writer, reporter, or contributor covering minor pro hockey? Below is a list of teams where we are accepting applications:

ahl 1987 88 Field Pass HockeyAHL: Abbotsford Canucks, Bakersfield Condors, Belleville Senators, Bridgeport Islanders, Calgary Wranglers, Coachella Valley Firebirds, Hartford Wolf Pack, Henderson Silver Knights, Iowa Wild, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Manitoba Moose, Milwaukee Admirals, Ontario Reign, Providence Bruins, Rochester Americans, San Diego Gulls, San Jose Barracuda, Springfield Thunderbirds, Syracuse Crunch, Texas Stars, Tucson Roadrunners, Utica Comets, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

echl 2016 17 Field Pass HockeyECHL: Allen Americans, Atlanta Gladiators, Cincinnati Cyclones, Florida Everblades, Fort Wayne Komets, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Idaho Steelheads, Iowa Heartlanders, Jacksonville Icemen, Kalamazoo Wings, Kansas City Mavericks, Maine Mariners, Newfoundland Growlers, Norfolk Admirals, Orlando Solar Bears, Rapid City Rush, Reading Royals, Toledo Walleye, Trois-Rivieres Lions, Tulsa Oilers, Utah Grizzlies, and Worcester Railers

sphl 2015 16 Field Pass HockeySPHL:  Evansville Thunderbolts, Fayetteville Marksmen, Huntsville Havoc, Knoxville Ice Bears, Pensacola Ice Flyers, Peoria Rivermen, Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs, and Vermillion County Bobcats 

Where Does Team Field Pass Need Photographers?

Interested in joining Field Pass Hockey as a photographer covering minor pro hockey? Below is a list of teams where we are accepting applications:

ahl 1987 88 Field Pass HockeyAHL: Abbotsford Canucks, Belleville Senators, Bridgeport Islanders, Calgary Wranglers, Cleveland Monsters, Coachella Valley Firebirds, Colorado Eagles, Grand Rapids Griffins, Hartford Wolf Pack, Henderson Silver Knights, Iowa Wild, Laval Rocket, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Manitoba Moose, Milwaukee Admirals, Ontario Reign, Providence Bruins, Rochester Americans, San Diego Gulls, San Jose Barracuda, Springfield Thunderbirds, Syracuse Crunch, Texas Stars, Toronto Marlies, Tucson Roadrunners, Utica Comets, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

echl 2016 17 Field Pass HockeyECHL: Adirondack Thunder, Allen Americans, Florida Everblades, Fort Wayne Komets, Idaho Steelheads, Indy Fuel, Iowa Heartlanders, Kalamazoo Wings, Maine Mariners, Newfoundland Growlers, Norfolk Admirals, Rapid City Rush, Savannah Ghost Pirates, Toledo Walleye, Trois-Rivieres Lions, Tulsa Oilers, Utah Grizzlies, Wichita Thunder, and Worcester Railers

sphl 2015 16 Field Pass HockeySPHL:  Birmingham Bulls and Huntsville Havoc 

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