Pirates Prospects is looking for additional MLB coverage of the Pirates. Currently we have coverage from almost every minor league city, and the next step is putting a bigger focus on the MLB team (Side Note: We also have regular positions available to cover the West Virginia Power and the Bristol Pirates). We are looking for an MLB Analyst who can provide a unique take on the Pirates, outside of the typical game scores and daily coverage that you will find elsewhere. As with every position on the site, this is a paid, part-time job. We usually get upwards of 100 applications when the MLB job is posted, so to narrow the search, read through the requirements below and if you qualify, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
-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.
Aside from the part-time pay, writing for Pirates Prospects is a great opportunity for experience and exposure. The site saw over ten million page views in each of the last two years before switching to a subscription site. In just under three months on the subscription model, we have added 3,000 subscribers, and still maintain over half a million page views per month. Several of our former writers have gone on to get other jobs in media and broadcasting, in part due to the experience they gained while reporting for the site.