Update on the Pirates Prospects Job Postings

About a week and a half ago I posted a few job openings on the site in preparation for next season. I’ve received a large amount of responses so far, and I’ve gotten back to some of you. With the holidays and the Joel Hanrahan trade I haven’t had a chance to get back to everyone yet. I’m hoping to do that this week.

As I mentioned in the original posting, I’m not going to be making a decision until late-January at the earliest. In the next week I’ll be contacting everyone with the next steps in the process.

You can still apply by clicking the link above and following the instructions. The biggest response has gone to the Major League coverage position(s). That coverage is important, but the coverage in Jamestown, Altoona, and West Virginia is equally important.

I also mentioned the possibility of multiple positions covering the major league team. That’s all dependent on the applicants. If I add a beat writer, which is a paid position, I probably won’t add a second person for analysis. After scanning through the submissions that’s probably the direction I’ll go. If you don’t live in Pittsburgh and you’re still interested in doing some analysis on the major league team you can still submit a resume. That position would rely heavily on statistical analysis and the understanding of advanced metrics.

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Tim Williams

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 AccuScore.com, 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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