Writers

Why should I join FTB90 as a Writer?

Football writers join the platform to publish journalistic articles, create top football content and participate in the debate.

With over 200 million page views monthly, FTB90 is the largest fan-generated football media brand globally, delivering analysis and insights from the people with the passion to start the conversation - the fans. Our mission is to make fan-generated media a distinguished part of sports journalism.

FTB90 writers get the exposure, recognition and rewards of being real sports writers.

Exposure

  • Your articles will be read by millions of readers on FTB90.com, FTB90 mobile apps (top ranked sport apps throughout Europe, Asia and S. America) and by a community of over 10 million fans on Facebook and Twitter, as well as national and global media publications
  • Your posts will feature top quality images and videos provided by FTB90, and appear in a variety of formats such as slideshows, interactive line-ups and more thanks to FTB90’s rich content generation tools 
  • Your published articles will be deemed as newsworthy, interesting, and engaging thanks to a strong editorial policy and live editorial suggestions for individual writers

Recognition

  • Top published content will be selected by our editors to be featured on the Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post, ITV, The Independent, ZOO Online, MSN Sport UK, GQ, London24 and others, giving full credit to you as the writer
  • Featured articles will appear on team pages, the FTB90 homepage, team feeds, on the app, and to some of the 10 million Facebook and Twitter users in our massive network
  • Top writers get journalistic titles and a portfolio of published work, as well as correspondent press passes to industry events and meetups

Reward

  • Top writers will have the opportunity to personally interview former and current Premier League Managers through our exclusive media partnership with the League Managers Association.
  • Top writers will receive tickets to report from live Premier League games and attend partner events and ceremonies such as the Hall of Fame Gala dinner at the National Football Museum
  • All writers will participate in the FTB90 Career Ladder to unlock perks and badges and enter the FTB90 annual Sport Writer awards

Editorial Guidelines

1. How do I become a writer for FTB90?
Just sign-up and start writing! One of our editors will contact you after you submit your first article and offer some direction and tips on how to make your second article even better than your first.

2. Who can write articles on FTB90?
Anyone can write articles, share pictures and videos, or engage in debate by commenting on articles. If you want to write a preview of your team’s starting lineup, a commentary on your club’s manager, or a top 10 list of your club’s best strikers - this is the place for you. Just click ‘Write an Article’ at the top of the page and let the footy knowledge flow.

3. What qualifies as an article?
FTB90 encourages writers to create high quality content. In order for your post to be published we ask that it meets the FTB90 editorial guidelines:

  • FTB90 members should act in a community spirited way. It is unacceptable to behave in an anti-social manner.
  • FTB90 reserves the right to delete or remove articles or comments which are deemed offensive, abusive, threatening, obscene, racist, inflammatory, or otherwise breach the terms & conditions.
  • By sharing any contribution you agree to grant FTB90 permission to use the material in any way FTB90 deems it fit (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in any media worldwide.

4. How do I pick a topic?
We have found that these topics often generate the most reads: transfer news, best ever, worst ever, top 10 lists (these are easily made using our 'Top X' template), controversial topics (ex: goal line technology, homophobia/racism in football, etc), manager and tactical analysis, and so on. Having said that, we want you to trust your instinct and write about whatever you think will make a compelling article. In the end it’s totally up to you.

5. What is considered unacceptable on FTB90?
We welcome good-natured sporting debate and encourage you to express your opinions, both positive and negative, about the latest sporting issues, but we do have a few rules to make FTB90 a great place to write. Some general guidelines are provided below with more information in Terms & Conditions and Privacy

  • FTB90 members should act in a community spirited way. It is unacceptable to behave in an antisocial manner.
  • FTB90 reserves the right to delete or remove articles or comments which are deemed offensive, abusive, threatening, obscene, racist, inflammatory, or otherwise breach the terms & conditions.
  • By sharing any contribution you agree to grant FTB90 permission to use the material in any way FTB90 deems it fit (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in any media worldwide.

Writer Marketing Tips & Guidelines

We will reward top content and articles that really make the mark in terms interesting, timely and high quality content.

1. What are "Featured" articles and how do I get my posts “Featured”?
Our editors look through every article daily to select the top posts and feature them on the FTB90 homepage, Facebook, as well as our media partner news sites. Write great posts and your articles will reach an audience of millions.

2. How can I become ‘Writer of the Month’?
FTB90 tracks how many “reads” your articles get and ranks writers accordingly. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the top writers for each team in a calendar month as a badge. You can see writer rankings by clicking the “Top Writers” tab on your Team Page. Once you've won a gold medal for being a Writer of the Month, you will have entered the FTB90 pantheon of top writers forever. This medal, as well as any badges you've won, will be displayed on your Pro Page for all to see and covet.

3. Who qualifies for the Career Ladder rewards?
Career Ladder rewards are based on the amount of your articles that have been featured, and are designed to be unlocked automatically as soon as the milestones are reached.

4. What if I already have a blog?
Email care@FTB90.com and include your blog's name, RSS feed, and a brief summary of which teams and leagues you write about and which topics you cover. Submissions are reviewed by our editorial team and if your blog is up to snuff, we'll contact you for further information. Please note that not every submission is accepted, and that we may review and remove your RSS feed at any time.

Feel free to send us any questions or comments you may have. We would love to hear your input! Feedback@FTB90.com

Cheers!
FTB90 Editorial staff