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CoachingSearch.com hiring part-time writer

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by CoachingSearch, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. CoachingSearch

    CoachingSearch New Member

    CoachingSearch.com is seeking a part-time writer to add content on a daily basis from August through January. The writer must be able to commit to working 25 hours per week. 5 hours per day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays. No work on Fridays and Saturdays.

    There will be a monthly stipend in the $1000 range with an additional previously agreed upon significant monthly bonus for reaching the monthly quota of 112 articles written (28 per week). Articles should typically follow this format: http://coachingsearch.com/images/pdf/coachingsearchchecklist.pdf

    The part-time writer can work from home. No travel will be required. Knowledge and passion for college football coaches is required. Pete is not looking to hire a writer that wants to express his opinions of coaches. The goal is to create a great partnership of working together. The position could eventually become full-time at the end of January.

    Pete Roussel is the #1 most interesting daily read for coaches, college athletic directors, and NFL staff personnel. A former college football coach, Roussel is the only resource reporting on coaches 365 days a year. Known as the most trusted source of coaching transactions, Pete’s passion doesn’t stop there. His research, insight, and information are valuable and relied upon. College football enthusiasts crave the unique perspective and engaging content that only a former coach can offer.

    ** Those interesting in applying should send a resume to Pete Roussel via pete@coachingsearch.com .

    Outlets such as CBS, NBC, ESPN, Yahoo, USA Today, Deadspin, Rivals, 247 Sports have credited Pete Roussel for breaking news information.
  2. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    For those who haven't browsed it before, this is definitely a legitimate site with a lot of good carousel news.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Sounds like one would need a LOT of contacts in the college football world to do this with any amount of efficiency.
  4. IGotQuestions

    IGotQuestions Member

    That is a boatload of work for a measly sum. Good Lord! - and I'm someone who doesn't shy from hard work.
  5. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Pete is ahead of mainstream media on tons of hires and interviews in college and pro football.
  6. CoachingSearch

    CoachingSearch New Member

    The part-time writer does NOT need to have any connections to coaches. There will be very little original interviews. The content is similar in nature to that of ProFootballTalk.com

    The articles are sometime 300 words. It's not nearly as much work as you think, but a time commitment is indeed required.

    - Pete
  7. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    That's $8.93 a blog post, assuming you hit the numbers, before you get to bonus land.

    Which begs the question of how much the monthly bonus is.
  8. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Active Member

    28 PER WEEK?!?!?!
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member


    Thanks. Could you clarify? If there is very little original interviewing to be done, is it basically rounding up stuff from other published reports online then?
  10. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Looks like there might be a dropped word in the post. Did it mean to say it might become full time in January?
  11. CoachingSearch

    CoachingSearch New Member

    It's a lot of listening to post-practice media sessions from coaches, radio interviews, TV interviews, some originals, and a lot of writing the breaking news information that I get. November - February, I get a ton of breaking news coaching transactions, but don't have time to write an entire story.

    Yes, I believe a writer that bring great value to the business will create a full-time position for himself at the end of January. That's the intention.
  12. He is...safe!

    He is...safe! Member

    Intriguing opportunity indeed but I want to get back to ... 28 per week???? That's a lot for that money! And no one currently in the field has a shot if you need five hours a day to commit while covering a high school or college football season. I'd like to give this a whirl but don't see it's possible for me with a current full time job.
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