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Write About the Cyclones - Join the WRNL Staff!

We’re hiring again!

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Iowa State Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

It’s that time again… Your favorite Iowa State Cyclones blog, Wide Right & Natty Lite, is looking for new writers! If you’re passionate about ISU, enjoy cracking jokes, and have way too much free time on your hands, then come on down and become the next great writer for WRNL. We’re looking for people who’d like to lend their pen or voice to discussing Iowa State football, men’s basketball, wrestling and women’s basketball, specifically.

Ideally, we’d like our contributors to be good at writing (duh) while also having the ability to be objective about Iowa State. We’re all cardinal and gold to the bone, but being able to analyze/critique the Cyclones while maintaining a sense of humor is the special sauce that makes our site go.

Surely you’re wondering, “How much will I be paid in such a prestigious position?” Well, the answer is - unfortunately - probably nothing. I’d love to pay all of our writers something for their efforts, but the keys to the money train belong to our overlords at SB Nation. However, there are a couple exceptions.

In the past, we’ve offered a small stipend to anyone who wants to take either basketball or football recruiting on and be “the guy” (or gal) who keeps our audience up-to-date on all things recruiting. If you’re someone who regularly follows ‘crootin, you have the chance to come on board and make a bit of change on the side if you want to write about it consistently. If this is something that interests you, be sure to mention it when you apply.

The second opportunity for you to get paid is to eventually become the new WRNL Managing Editor. I mentioned it in our Tomi Lahren April Fool’s article earlier this month, but I’m to the point where I’d like to start searching for someone to eventually inherit the role of WRNL supreme overlord. SB Nation managing editors get a monthly stipend and also have the chance to earn more based on criteria selected monthly by our editors at the Mothership. The person(s) who assumes this role must have a good sense of what’s newsworthy while also possessing a good eye for detail and grammar. Again, if this interests you, be sure to mention it when applying.

To apply, send an email to me at, explain what role you’d be interested in, and provide a sample of some of your past work (or write something up quickly on something related to Iowa State). The WRNL staff is currently spread out across multiple states and includes people of all ages, so whether you’re in high school or a nursing home, if you want to write about the Cyclones, go ahead and give it a shot. People who have applied in the past are also encouraged to do so again!

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!