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Frontstretch 2024 Job Openings

Updated May 10, 2024

Frontstretch is one of the most popular, distinguished NASCAR sites on the internet, with over 5 million page views in 2023 while winning multiple National Motorsports Press Association awards for its journalism. Our YouTube channel has also reached 19,000+ subscribers and had over 11 million pageviews in 2023.

It’s a great place to both begin and continue your writing career, and over the years many distinguished Frontstretch alumni have moved on to careers in public relations and NASCAR writing all over the U.S. Several other writers here have hosted radio, podcasts and associated themselves with national publications such as Athlon Sports, CBS, FOX, Jayski, NASCAR.com, NBC and more.

  • Frontstretch.com LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants for Editorial/Management should email frontstretcheditors@googlegroups.com with a cover letter, resume and references.
  • For writing positions, there’s a specific audition process. Please read the Contributors section below.

Current 2024 Openings

Video/YouTube Editorial Assistant (Freelance)

Frontstretch is seeking a qualified freelance video/YouTube editorial assistant to add to our staff. This position would report to the Video/YouTube Director and is part-time, requiring work on select nights and weekends during the racing season.

The editorial assistant would…

  • Assist with posting and editing YouTube/video content collected by Frontstretch reporters at the racetrack. This includes bullpen interview sessions on race weekends, exclusive pre- and post-race interviews and other journalistic content as deemed necessary by Frontstretch reporters and Managing Editors
  • Assist with editing and posting of Frontstretch original video longform reporting by our accomplished group of journalists
  • Assist with the weekly post-race conversations piece, a 10-minute analysis video taped at NASCAR racetracks each week during the season
  • Assist the YouTube Director with content direction and production of original pieces

There is room for your own creativity in this paid position and your own YouTube/video content ideas and direction will be considered.

Extensive knowledge of NASCAR required; knowledge of IndyCar, F1, ARCA, IMSA and the CARS short track series preferred.

Knowledge of editing systems like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere strongly preferred. Interested candidates should send a resume and video reel if they have a YouTube channel/clips to frontstretcheditors@googlegroups.com.

Writing

Note: At this time, we are not hiring any NASCAR-specific roles. However, you are welcome to apply using the below guidelines if you would like your application on file for future openings.

Contributors

Are you looking for a fast-growing website that can give you an opportunity to not only share your thoughts on racing but have FUN doing it with a group of laid-back, dedicated personnel? Well, we have the place for you.

So, what are the qualifications to become part of the Frontstretch family? Simple. As long as you can write clearly and make your reader think, dream, laugh, cry, swear or hunt you down and beat you to a pulp, then you’re just who we are looking for!

For those interested in auditioning, we’d like you to write three articles based on the themes below.

  1. A 250- to 500-word news article about a 2023 storyline with a hard news focus. (No commentary or opinion, please). If you are applying for open-wheel, ARCA or iRacing positions, please make this part of the audition about the series you are interested in. 
  2. A commentary of around 1,000 words on what one change you think a racing series you follow needs to make and why. You’ll also detail what the best solution is to the problem. Not only should this column have a point, but it should come across in both a creative and exciting way. In other words, don’t just speak your mind without a firm foundation; any opinion should be solidly supported by facts.  Once again, if you are applying for open-wheel positions, ARCA, or an iRacing position, please make this part of the audition about the series you are interested in. 
  3. A piece that has NOTHING to do with racing. That’s right; even an article about why you should write for Frontstretch will result in an automatic disqualification. Instead, write about anything else you can think of that doesn’t involve racing. There’s no word limit on this one; just remember, with any type of audition piece, the longer it is, the more impressive it must be to retain its audience.

Resumes are also a preferred add-on to these three pieces but not required.

Simply email these three examples to our editors at frontstretcheditors@googlegroups.com and we’ll go from there!