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Come Join Us at WRNL!

The world needs more hack bloggers.

Your favorite Iowa State Cyclones blog, Wide Right & Natty Lite, is looking for new writers! If you’re passionate about the Cyclones, enjoy cracking jokes, and have way too much free time on your hands, then come on down and become the first 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 primarily.

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) not a damn thing. 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 would be for somebody interested in producing video content for the site. This could be something like a video podcast, regular analysis videos, or anything else you come up with. We recognize how much work it takes to do video, so we can work on compensating you accordingly.

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!