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Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by spup1122, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    About.com is seeking a baseball writer. From jjobs...

    Company: About.com
    Position: Seeking baseball writer
    Location: New York, Telecommute
    Job Status: Freelance
    Salary: Commission/Contract
    Ad Expires: March 9, 2007
    Job ID: 625412
    Website: http://www.about.com


    You're the passionate baseball authority that other people turn to for advice, and you wouldn't have it any other way. Your knowledge extends from the rules of the game (and how to explain them in clear English) to the latest goings on in the world of trades and free agent signings to how to build a winning fantasy baseball team. When it comes to the importance of stats, you may be a stat head or a traditionalist (or maybe even a mix of both), but you love the game of baseball and follow it passionately all year round.

    You're a seasoned writer with publication experience in the topic, an engaging voice and an infectious enthusiasm for the topic. You're not necessarily a techie, but you know HTML.

    If all of the above is true, perhaps you have what it takes to be an About.com Guide!

    About.com is the Web's leading provider of practical solutions to everyday problems. Our expert Guides offer advice and tutorials on hundreds of topics, ranging from asthma to action movies, from home repair to home cooking, from gadgets to getaways.

    As a Guide you'll build and maintain a GuideSite, a topical section of About.com which contains:

    Original content (articles, reviews, FAQs, tutorials) written by you
    A blog featuring your unique voice and personality
    A directory of the best content in your topic, whether it be your own work or links to other sites
    A discussion forum where you serve as community leader
    All About.com Guides are freelancers who work online and set their own schedules, giving them the flexibility to log on from anywhere in the world whenever they have the time. With no timesheets to fill out and no timecards to punch, working for About.com gives you the flexibility to write when you want, even if you have a full-time day job. More information about salary can be found on our application site.

    How many full-time writers would be able to do this? The website says it pays no less than $725 per month. This would definitely be a nice addition to a journalist's income.
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I've seen lots of about.com listings on various job sites, looking for "experts" on sports, certain cities, obscure subjects, etc. Can anyone vouch for them as an employer?
  3. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    I have a friend who is one of their writers. He says it's a pretty nice gig. You are compensated based on the number of hits your about.com site gets. He said he never gets less than the $725 or whatever but usually gets more than that.
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