ESPN.com is bolstering its NFL coverage significantly this summer – I’ve learned that the website is hiring beat writers for all 32 NFL teams.
According to a source who interviewed for one of the openings, the goal is to have beat writers for every team in place by August. Previously, ESPN.com had just one writer in charge of every NFL division.
Rob King, Senior Vice President, Editorial, Print & Digital Media at ESPN, had no comment via email.
According to an NFL source, ESPN is already set for some teams (like in the cities where ESPN has a website – Dallas, Chicago and Boston), but still has about 15 hires to make.