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Experienced Sportswriters Needed - All Genres ($150-$500)

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help wanted' started by ScottCooley, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. ScottCooley

    ScottCooley New Member

    If you’re an experienced sportswriter that is looking for work due to downsizing, or simply some additional income on the side, www.GetMoreSports.com is building a new staff, and we pay well.

    At GetMoreSports, we give you an open platform to voice your opinion. Has your editor rejected your pitch because it pushes the politically-correct envelope, come to us because that’s exactly what we’re looking for. Have an idea for an investigative report but worried no one will buy it, we’re here for you. While some assignments will be specific, we want writers to pen what they’re passionate about. In other words, you will have full creative freedom.

    For these freelance writing positions, we are paying anywhere from $150-$500 per piece. A higher rate can be negotiated if applicable.

    Good pay, yes, but here’s the catch. GetMoreSports will only employ applicants that can carry an audience to their content. Because at the end of the day, we’re all about increasing page views on the site (who isn’t!).

    Important note: We require that all of our writers share their stories socially via Twitter, Facebook, etc.

    Therefore, we only ask that you apply if you have a strong following that will come to the site to read your work. Can you share a link on Twitter and generate thousands of impressions? Can you accrue 1000, 5000 and 10,000 page views on your own? If so, we want to hand you money.

    Analytics will be tracked for your articles (and shared with you) throughout the duration of employment. If you cannot maintain a high level of performance, your rate will be reduced. If you’re consistently outperforming your initial goals, your pay will be increased.

    If you feel like you meet the above requirements, please email scottcooley@getmoresports.com with:

    - Sports and/or topics you would like to cover
    - Desired rate
    - Work experience
    - Minimum of three (3) links to samples

    The vetting process will be rigorous so good luck to all that apply.

  2. Ice9

    Ice9 Active Member

    And if not, will said writer be waterboarded?
  3. TexasVet

    TexasVet Active Member

    If not, you'll be burned at the social media stake!
    Ice9 likes this.
  4. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Some may think I'm being nit-picky, but this IS journalism, and it's a bit of a pet peeve.

    A sportswriter is a human. An applicant is a human.

    "If you’re an experienced sportswriter who is looking for work ..."

    "... will only employ applicants who can carry an audience ..."

    Carry on.
  5. ScottCooley

    ScottCooley New Member

    Thanks to all that applied. We have sifted through the applicants and will be contacting everyone either way regarding the decision.

    That said, we are still seeking additional writers. Many of the previous applicants did not meet the criteria requested. While some will still be hired, we are looking for writers with a broad reach.

    I also want to emphasize that while this post is on the freelance job board, it could be considered a full- or part-time position. We do not offer benefits, but many of our content producers make more than $1000 per month.

    Please submit application at scottcooley@getmoresports.com if you can fill the role requested above. Look forward to hearing from you.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    To be a full-time job, it better pay a lot more than $1,000 a month. Particularly without benefits.

    And yeah, the who/that thing. On the Moddy Pet Peeve Hall of Fame list!
  7. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Oh, you're still on that three-meals-a-day thing. You could never be starting out in journalism today!
  8. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Working abut 20 hours a week at Pizza Hut also pays about $1,000 a month. Plus, free pizza if the manager likes you.
    melock likes this.
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    When I worked at a McDonald's in high school (making about $200 a month), there was a Pizza Hut right next store. Our managers worked out a deal where we could trade our free dinners for theirs once a week or so. They got Big Macs, we got pizza.

    At that age, free food was the only bennie I really needed.
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