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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.