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If you’re reading this, we’re assuming you love the Rockies and the community we’ve built here at Purple Row. Here’s your chance to join our team and cover the Rockies with us.

Purple Row is hiring two Rockpile writers. Keep reading to find out if this is the perfect opportunity for you.

What does the role entail?

Each writer will be responsible for one to two Rockpile posts per week on an agreed upon schedule. Previous experience writing about baseball is not required.

Rockpiles are daily posts that are scheduled to publish at 6 a.m. MT every day and include a handful of relevant Rockies, Rockies minor league, and baseball links, mostly from the day preceding the Rockpiles’ publication. Rockpiles are conversation starters in the guise of a collection of links. They anchor the daily conversation at Purple Row, and they are vital to the community.

While Rockpile writing is the primary responsibility, new staffers can take advantage of Purple Row’s platform, editing capacity, and community of thinkers in common to write any other Rockies-related blog posts.

What qualifications should you have?

Our best candidates will:

  • Be knowledgeable about the Rockies and will follow the Rockies closely.
  • Follow Rockies media closely.
  • Be able to concisely summarize text.
  • Be able to comment on text in an engaging manner.
  • Be able to communicate with the Purple Row team via Slack.
  • Be a self-starter who can work with minimal direction.
  • Possess solid communication skills.
  • Be comfortable working in a virtual environment.

How do you apply?

To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter explaining why you want to write about the Rockies, and a writing sample. All items should be submitted via the Vox Media Careers page. You must submit all three items to be considered for this opportunity.

If you have questions about this role or the application process, reach out to Jeanna Thomas, SB Nation’s Senior Talent Manager for Team Brands, at jeanna.thomas@sbnation.com.

Purple Row and SB Nation are committed to bringing you coverage of the Rockies from a diverse array of voices and perspectives. If your qualifications and experience do not perfectly align with everything we’re looking for, but you believe you have the potential to thrive in this role, we encourage you to apply.