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If you love to write and love the Caps, you may fit right in with our crazy crew...

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Do you love the Capitals? Do you have a penchant for breaking down games, a fierce desire to defend much-maligned players, or simply a love of writing and talking about hockey?

Then we want YOU!

Japers’ Rink is currently looking for new contributors to help cover the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals (…yeah, that’s still fun to write) for the 2018-19 season. An ideal candidate would have excellent writing skills, the time and ability to commit to regular contributions, a sense of humor, and of course, a passion for the Caps and hockey in general.

Our contributors provide coverage in any of the following areas:

  • Game recaps
  • AHL/prospect updates
  • Player profiles/previews/season reviews
  • Game/player statistical analysis
  • General Caps-related topics
  • Weekly recurring content
  • Breaking news (contracts, trades, etc.)

If you’re interested in applying to join our team, write up an article on any Caps-related topic you choose and send it to Japers.Rink@gmail.com with the subject line Rink Writer Application. Be sure to include your full name in the email, and feel free to include links to any of your previous work (if applicable, but certainly not required).

Please note that these contributor positions are on a volunteer basis at this time – however, this is a great way to get your work out in front of a large audience and can be a useful stepping stone to bigger and better things (including on our site). Also, while the site is fully credentialed to cover the team, the expectation is for the majority of contributor coverage will be done from home... though there’s room for growth there too.