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Want to Write For Pirates Prospects?

Want to Write For Pirates Prospects?

I get about two to three e-mails a week from people who are interested in writing for the site. Some e-mails are from Pirates fans who read the site and would like to write about the team. Some are from journalism students looking to add experience. Some are from both. I save most of those e-mails for future consideration, although to date I have never posted a spot on the site. In the past I’ve just approached other writers or other sites about contributing to the site.

In an effort to expand the coverage of the minor league system, I’m looking to add a few writers to the team for live game reports. There are no paid positions right now, although this would be the perfect opportunity to add some writing experience and build an audience. Pirates Prospects is a fully credentialed media outlet that averages over half a million page views per month, and is currently on pace for over a million page views this month.

I’m looking for writers who can provide regular coverage in State College, Altoona, West Virginia, and Bradenton. A background in journalism, or previous writing experience is preferred. A strong knowledge of the Pirates’ minor league system is essential, as is a focus on statistics, with an understanding of advanced stats.

If you are interested, send an e-mail to, explaining why you are interested in the position, why you would be a good fit for the site, what area you can cover, your previous experience, and links to any previous works.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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