Have you always wanted to write about your favorite baseball team? Now might be your chance! Purple Row is hiring 3-4 writers to join our team for a small stipend — previous baseball writing experience is not required. You don’t even have to live in Denver! Keep reading to find out if this the perfect opportunity for you!
Here’s what you need to know:
Rockpile Writers: Rockpiles are daily posts that are scheduled to publish at 6 a.m. MT every day. They include a short feature (~700 words) and 2-3 relevant Rockies, Rockies minor league, and general baseball links, mostly from the day preceding the Rockpile’s publication. Rockpiles are conversation starters that anchor the daily conversation at Purple Row, and are vital to the community.
Game Coverage: Game Coverage is just that — watching or listening to a Rockies game and summarizing the highlights. Writers would be responsible for writing a Game Thread prior to the game with relevant information (pitching match-up, first pitch time, how to watch/listen, lineups, etc.) and a post-game Game Recap with 3-4 important moments (good or bad).
While Rockpile writing and/or Game Coverage would be 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. Feel free to spread your wings! This will give you practice writing for a large audience, and you’ll get the support you need to grow as a writer.
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 well-versed in analytics and know how to use them to enhance articles.
- Be able to comment on text in an engaging manner.
- Be able to communicate regularly 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.
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To apply, please submit a résumé, a cover letter explaining why you want to write about the Rockies, and two writing samples that you feel best represents you as a writer. One must be statistical baseball analysis and the other may be about whatever you want (baseball-related or otherwise). All items can be submitted via this form. You must submit all four items to be considered for this opportunity.
If you have questions about this role or the application process, reach out to Sam Bradfield, Purple Row’s Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purple Row and SB Nation are committed to bringing you coverage of the Rockies from a diverse array of voices and perspectives. We strongly encourage women as well as persons from populations underrepresented in baseball writing to apply.
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!
Applications will be accepted until March 2, 2021.
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