Southbound and Down seeks new writers, SEC sports fans


Southbound and Down has steadily grown as FanSided’s home for SEC athletics coverage since the site launched in 2014. The SEC has laid claim to being the biggest conference in all of college sports and the staff here on site is here to cover it all. The constant has always been our goal here on site: to give you folks, our readers, the very best SEC discussion that we possibly can.

Currently, football teams are gearing up for the 2016 season and the recruiting push is on across multiple sports. As such, we want to hit each and every season with a head of steam like no other. We need your help to do that.

Consider yourself a passionate fan? Read us or other SEC sites with regularity and ever wonder if you should write about the conference or your favorite 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.

Southbound and Down is currently looking to fill multiple roles on site, from paid editor positions to 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 the football team, baseball, basketball, or any other sport under the SEC umbrella. Maybe you’re more of a recruiting junkie and you want to talk about the impact a new signing could have. Or even just chipping in on game previews, roundtable discussions on staff about how each 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 SEC 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 with any questions.