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Baseball and NASCAR stringers needed

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help available' started by jordwalt, Dec 18, 2006.

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  1. jordwalt

    jordwalt New Member

    For the sports sites Inspin.com and WagerWeb.com. For baseball, looking for someone (with plenty of baseball experience) to write a short news/feature story a day. 500 words or so. Pay is $100 per week. For NASCAR, looking for maybe two stories a week (experience also required), including a race preview. Pay is $50 for 2 (again, nothing monstrously long). Reply to Jordwalt@yahoo.com.
  2. Hoop Time

    Hoop Time Member

    A story a day for $100 a week, plenty of experience required. Well hell, I bet they are lining up for that opportunity. Heck, the pay almost covers the cost of your gas to get to the ballpark, leaving only the cost of a ticket to come out of pocket (since we know WagerWeb.com ain't getting a seat in the press box).
  3. jordwalt

    jordwalt New Member

    Well, smart---, I'm not expecting you to go the park, but rather do it from home. If you can't do a 500-word story basically compiled from wires in 30 minutes or so, then you aren't any good.
  4. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    So what you want is to plagarize information for peanuts?
    Why would anyone want this? Give me one good damn reason why someone would accept this position?
  5. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    I'm sure experienced baseball beat writers will leap at the opportunity to string for gambling Web sites.
  6. jordwalt

    jordwalt New Member

    Then I guess you guys don't have to worry about it. It's so difficult to put your own spin on a news story!!
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Neither is your site.
  8. Dan Hickling

    Dan Hickling Member

    One word.....unprofessional
  9. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Apparently it's still easier than getting the news yourself.
  10. BH33

    BH33 Member

    So, 7 stories, $100? That's $14.29 per story.

    Jordwalt is right when he said, "If you can't do a 500-word story basically compiled from wires in 30 minutes or so, then you aren't any good."

    What he doesn't get is that if you're any good, you're not going to plagarize a 500-word story for $14.29.
  11. jordwalt

    jordwalt New Member

    I might take offense to this if BH33 actually knew how to spell plagiarize. I'm sure the Brokeback Tribune or whatever clown outfit he works for doesn't have spellcheck as an option.

    Again, don't apply.
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I hope you never have to apply for a real-world job. Flaming people on message boards and alluding to their sexuality won't win you many fans.
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