Team Rs Is Looking For New Baseball Writers
When managing a group of freelance baseball writers with families and careers outside of the sport, one has to expect turnover. In recent weeks, team ROTOscouting has lost a couple of weekly contributors to life events and need to restock the farm system so to speak. Do you have a passion for quality writing and an in depth knowledge of professional baseball from MILB affiliates to MLB depth charts? If so, then we’d love to hear from you. The ability to scout baseball talent is a plus, but not required.
What We Offer Our Baseball Writers
At ROTOscouting, nobody writes for free. Contributors are paid a set amount per piece until gross monthly revenue is strong enough to sustain a revenue sharing program. Ethically, I strongly believe it’s wrong to ask adults to write for free under any circumstance. It’s a non-negotiable at the site and why we require the support of subscribers to continue producing top flight content.
Additionally, our baseball writers have the opportunity to earn commissions for new, yearly subscribers they bring in.
ROTOscouting can’t and won’t be built by one person. It requires a team effort and members of the team deserve something for their time and efforts.
Plus, we strongly believe family needs to come first. at ROTOscouting, guilt trips are not a commodity we trade in. With communication and a large enough stable of contributors, we are able to cover for writers who have something come up.
What We Expect From Our Baseball Writers
Our readers are smart people and deserve clear and direct pieces from our baseball writers. Strong writing chops and a desire to be informative without being repetitive are a must. Additionally, creativity and an ability to always be forward thinking is too. Snark and/or humor have a place in baseball writing from time-to-time, but too much schtick is a bad thing. We’d rather keep it simple. If a free baseball site is able to predict a team’s future closer a week ahead of time, we need to have it published a month before a move is made.
Beyond writing, contributors are expected to post piece topics in our writing schedule ahead of time too allow for team feedback and share published posts by our baseball writers across social media platforms. Plus, I’m a hands on editor and will work with contributors to tighten things up as needed. My writing is not perfect by any means, but I have a vision of how ROTOscouting pieces need to read.
Have I scared you off yet?
If not, feel free to fill out a contact form and touch base. I’ll reply with a request for baseball experience and writing samples. This doesn’t mean you must have prior experience writing and publishing online. Does it help? Maybe, but two of my best baseball writers have no previous experience before ROTOscouting.
17 Jul 2014 / Mike Newman / 2
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