B/R APSM: Our Standards, Your Shot

Think you've got what it takes to write for Bleacher Report?

There's only one way to find out.

The Standards


B/R's Advanced Program in Sports Media isn't for everyone. In selecting new members for admission, we subject all prospective candidates to a rigorous review process—with particular emphasis on three core qualities:

  • Talent

    Our acceptance rate generally hovers at or below 10 percent, which means only the smartest analysts and most polished stylists get through the front door.

  • Passion

    Numb-hearted hacks need not apply—we're looking for journalists who can write with intelligent enthusiasm about their favorite teams and sports.

  • Experience

    No publishing credits on your résumé? Try getting your feet wet with a local or campus newspaper—or even a personal blog—before you throw your hat in the ring at B/R.

As should go without saying, we never make guarantees to individual applicants, and many hopefuls go home disappointed. But the fact remains that the best of the best really do get invited to join the party—and those who've made the trip will tell you the journey is well worth the effort.

The Shot


Bleacher Report is a dynamic digital media outfit. Since 2006, we've helped countless contributors hone their skills and pursue their goals—which is exactly what we'll do for you if you're able and willing to meet us halfway.

We won't beg you to join the B/R Team. Neither will we sweet-talk you, or strong-arm you, or make any promises we aren't entirely prepared to keep. We will, however, leave it to you to plot your next career move.

Ready to apply?

APSM by the Numbers


Average Acceptance Rate
No more than 10 percent of applicants are accepted in any given month—and the number is often much lower.

Average Experience Level
Most accepted applicants have at least several years of formal journalism work or education to their credit.

Average Response Time
We typically process applications within 7-10 business days, with occasional delays during peak periods.

Questions about the program?

  • Contact the APSM Student Center:

    apsm@bleacherreport.com