We’re adding some new writers for the second half of the 2014 season, and hopefully beyond the 2014 season. The details for each position are below, along with qualifications.
Major League Coverage
We’re always looking for MLB writers to provide analysis on the Major League team, as well as regular updates on some of the bigger topics, such as trade deadline content, injury updates, and what specific players are working on. In the past we’ve done game stories and notebooks. We decided to eliminate that this year, and based on the traffic, it hasn’t been missed. The MLB focus is less on the day-to-day outcomes, and more focused on the bigger picture.
If you’re interested, e-mail me with the title “MLB Analyst”, along with why you feel you would be a good fit for the site.
Minor League Coverage
Our focus in the minor leagues is on scouting and analysis, rather than what the individual teams are doing, or what happens on a day-to-day basis. The requirement for each article will be to have at least three of the following sources of information: live coverage, statistical analysis, information from opposing scouts, information from the player, and information from team officials. This will be an analyst position, with scouting involved via watching the players, and researching them through the previously mentioned sources of information.
We are looking for more coverage for the following teams:
Ad Sales Representative
Pirates Prospects is seeking a part-time advertising sales representative. Experience in online ad sales is preferred. The job will start as commission only, and could grow to full-time based on performance. If you are interested, please send an email to email@example.com with your qualifications.
Apply For a Position
To apply for any position, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
-What position(s) you are applying for.
-Why would you be a good addition to the site? I get a lot of requests to write for the site, so what could you provide that would separate you from other writers?
-What is your availability for game coverage?
-What is your previous experience (include links to published content)?
For any writing position the following will be very important:
-Great work ethic and independent workers
-Good statistical knowledge, including an understanding of advanced statistics
-The ability to come up with original and interesting topics
-Leaving emotional biases out of the work
-Twitter and social networking experience
-Being a Pirates fan is not a requirement
The site is run on WordPress, so any knowledge of that is a plus.
Writing for Pirates Prospects is a great opportunity for experience and exposure. The site saw just under 11 million page views in 2013, and is on pace to beat that total in 2014. You’ll get a chance to reach a large audience, while getting valuable experience, and — unlike other smaller outlets who offer unpaid writing jobs — you’ll get some extra money in the process.