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Come join our team!

Are you a UIUC student or an Illini fan? Submit an application!

It’s finally summer, and The Champaign Room is planning its coverage for August and beyond!

In order to continue making this the best place on the Internet for free Illinois Fighting Illini coverage, analysis, and discussion, we’re looking to expand our staff.

Whether you’re a current University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student or a Fighting Illini fan who has a passion for athletics, we’re happy to talk with all interested in joining us!

With football right around the corner and basketball season looming, we’re looking to add a couple more members to our team. Some of these responsibilities include:

  • Writing columns about Illinois Fighting Illini Football and Men’s Basketball.
  • Writing columns about Football and Men’s Basketball recruiting, as well as following closely on social media.
  • Contributing to our social media channels!
  • Contributing to our podcast!

Here’s what we’re looking for in our potential staff members:

  • Ability to write, research, and develop story ideas without much “hand-holding” or supervision.
  • Comfort using social media to find story ideas, engage with readers, and promote TCR content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Passion for Illinois Athletics.
  • Ability to meet mutually agreed-upon deadlines.

If your background and experience don’t perfectly align with every single thing we’re looking for — but you believe you have the potential to thrive in a role — we encourage you to apply.

If you have a journalism or writing background, that’s awesome. If not, that’s okay too. If you’re passionate and knowledgeable about Illini athletics and interested in helping, we’ll find a role for you.

Anyone interested should send a writing sample (preferably about the Fighting Illini), résumé (or short essay of why you’re interested) and your Twitter handle (if you have one) to

Come help us make one of the best Illinois Fighting Illini sites on the web even better!

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email or Twitter!

— Tristen Kissack, The Champaign Room Site Manager (@TKissack20)