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We're looking for a few good men or women to help us keep The Smoking Musket great, again!

NCAA Football: Liberty at West Virginia Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

We’re just a few weeks away from college football season, and in order to continue to make this an excellent place for free West Virginia Mountaineers coverage, analysis and discussion, we’re looking to expand our staff.

Do you have a knack for writing, presenting an argument or writing in detail about current events, based on dynamic flow of information? Are you a college student who is looking for additional writing experience and mentorship to lay the foundation for a career in sports journalism? Do you want to help join what we believe should be the premier website for WVU sports, news, and commentary on the Internet?

If any of the above ring true, awesome. We'd love to have you at The Smoking Musket.

We'd like our writers to be able to commit to publishing at least 1-2 articles a week, on WVU topics of their choosing and helping out with game coverage, both in previews and post-game recaps/analysis.

To be a successful contributor here, you’ll need:

  • To be very comfortable using social media, especially Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • The ability to write or research without a ton of hand-holding or supervision
  • The ability to come up with story ideas
  • A passion for West Virginia University athletics
  • The ability to consistently meet deadlines

Writing experience is nice, but not at all required. A flexible schedule, including some occasional availability on evenings or weekends is also nice but, again, not required. We’re looking for the best voices, not necessarily the most experienced writers. If you have

If interested, shoot us a writing sample and your Twitter handle to

Come help us make one of the best West Virginia University sites on the web that much better.