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Fast growing company looking for web content specialist

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Smfolks, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Smfolks

    Smfolks New Member

    Atlanta based company is looking for web content specialist/journalist to create sports content for on line sports and social gaming company. Great opportunity for somebody to continue with their sports journalism passion while being a part of exciting new media. The ideal candidate will possess solid sports knowledge and reporting skills, excellent editing skills, sharp social media skills and ability to adapt quickly to change. Content will include trivia gaming, special interest pieces, blogs, video and possibly some public relations. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelors degree in journalism or English. ( will consider people with other experience) Background in sports journalism, website production-preferably 1-2 years experience. Please email judyellis566@gmail.com with your resume, 2-3 writing samples and salary history/requirements.
     
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Judy,

    Forgive me for being a bit apprehensive about this post but could you clear a few things up?

    Fast-growing company usual means start-up, am I correct? So what is the name of your company? What is your financial situation? How do you plan to remain financially solvent. If workers are creating content for an online sports site, how will they be able to keep this company better than all the other sites that are just like it?

    It might not be, but it sounds like a content mill. Also, what's with the e-mail address? Nothing wrong with Gmail, I use it all the time, but for front end use to run a company and look for workers---- it's scary. Does this fast-growing company not have an e-mail domain yet?
     
  3. JackInTheBox

    JackInTheBox Member

    Asking people to send salary history to an unknown company with no email domain? Really?
     
  4. nmsports

    nmsports Member

    Additionally, does this require relocation to Atlanta?
     
  5. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    In other words, this is someone who thought it would be cool to run a sports web site, but has no business plan to make it succeed.

    I'll also bet the original poster never comes back to answer any of these questions.



    Also, of note, the email address attached to the SportsJournalists.com name is different than the email in the first post. Both appear to be of the personal nature.
     
  6. Smfolks

    Smfolks New Member

    To clear up some of the questions being asked- you can also send resumes to judy@smartfolksonline.com if you'd rather not reply to a gmail account. This is not a content mill and you can go to smartfolksonline.com to see about our company and some of our products. The position is located in Atlanta. Obviously, we would not give out financial information on a site but you can read about the founders of our company on our website.
     
  7. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    E-mail fail.
     
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    How is this company going to expand into all of these markets? Are you going with user-generated content? I don't see how you can afford to pay people all over the country.
     
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    One of the company's websites, posted without opinion. It's been plugged on local radio since at least the summer.

    http://www.smartestbulldog.com/

    And, here's what's listed on their employment page ...

    http://www.smartfolksonline.com/employment.html

    Now I'm prone to wonder if this job would entail developing smartestbravesfan.com, smartestfalconsfan.com, etc.
     
  10. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Oh, and Judy, by way of explanation, the regulars on this board have seen numerous instances where a web-based media job was posted and turned out to be a complete sham. If you want background, do a site search for coachesaid.com. Nothing personal. It's just that as a group we have learned to approach such things with caution.
     
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    That's a terrible web site. Sorry. If you are trying to keep people employed with a web site like that, good luck. I couldn't do any better, but I also wouldn't quit my day job to work for any company that would solicit resumes looking like that.
     
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    First thought that came to mind was the posting earlier thinking unemployed sportswriters would love to work just for the exposure. I hear they're hiring pickers in California as well ...
     
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