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Greater Los Angeles Prep Football Recruiting Analyst/Journalist

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Al Pops, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Al Pops

    Al Pops New Member

    Date Posted: October 23, 2015

    Position: Football Recruiting Analyst/Journalist
    Location: Greater Los Angeles Area (work remotely)
    Salary: $25,000. Bonuses available based on performance and analytics
    Travel: Some travel will be expected upon need
    Website: www.Youth1.com

    To apply, email apopadines@youth1.com and please reference SO. CAL RECRUITING ANALYST in your subject


    Based in New Jersey, just 30 minutes from New York City, Youth1 Media, LLC. (Youth1.com) is the authority on youth sports. Focusing on athletes from the 6th-8th grade, we unite the passionate sports community through exclusive news, rankings and developing national lists of prospects to watch.

    Youth1 Media, LLC. (Youth1.com) is looking to fill an opening for a recruiting analysts to serve as the authority on the top youth football players in the great Los Angeles area. The position will serve as the lead analyst for the region and assistant for National coverage.


    Become ingrained in the youth football community in your immediate region by building relationships with key coaches, organizations, players and parents via in-person and social media efforts

    Attend numerous games, combines, camps and be able to identify top players. Then, be able to conduct interviews with them and obtain contact/social media information. *Note: these will fall on weekends during the regular season and camp season*

    Produce several pieces of content daily, while mapping out several weeks in advance. Be flexible enough to take on a major news story if it takes precedence

    Take direction and collaborate with National Scouting Director to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Capture basic photos and video as needed while in the field.

    Promote personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the Youth1 brand to increase Youth1 membership and traffic

    Willingness to travel to larger national events as needed as part of the entire analyst team

    Skills and Knowledge:

    Self starter with the ability to identify football talent and scout a player’s ability based off what you see, not what other people say. Athletes should be players who project to be elite level high school players and/or potential college athletes

    Exceptional core journalism skills and strong knowledge of football terminology

    Must be highly motivated and have the desire to become THE GUY in their region for youth football. This comes with the quality and quantity of content in addition to getting your face out there in the football community

    Ability to react to changing the situations on the fly and being resourceful

    Extraordinary social media skills are a must have (Instagram, facebook, twitter). A large majority of communication and fan engagement will be done on digital platforms in the public space

    Effective communication and time management skills; work collaboratively within a cross-functional environment


    Bachelor's in Communication, Journalism or equivalent in experience and education. Recent graduate - 3 years of covering prep sports and developing a personal brand and fan base. Experience of covering camps or combines a big plus. Knowledge of photoshop and Microsoft Office Suite is a must. Must be eternally hungry for doing better and producing more.
  2. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Active Member

    A one bedroom apartment in LA costs, on average, $1,928 per month.

    At $25,000 per year, you'd make $2,083 per month. Before taxes.

    So congrats! You're hired! And homeless!
  3. studthug12

    studthug12 Active Member

    SoloFlyer, who cares about an apartment, it's all about those analytics...
  4. Ice9

    Ice9 Member

    $25,000 a year to write about 11-year-old little league football. I think I would sooner join the Westboro Baptist Church.
    CarlSpackler and Potter like this.
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    It's obvious from that lengthy, detailed job posting that they want a superbly talented media professional.

    And then they want to pay that superbly talented media professional $12 an hour.
  6. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    $25K isn't "THE GUY" money. It's "FUCK OFF" money.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Artist's rendering of Steak covering youth football.

    CarlSpackler likes this.
  8. JBondurant804

    JBondurant804 Member

    This has to be trolling.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Come on, people! This is how you pull yourself up by your bootstraps!
  10. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Active Member

    That website makes me laugh and cry.
  11. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    So you won't be commenting on the Travis Gray making his way up the 2020 rankings thread?
  12. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    This isn't a Los Angeles Prep Football Recruiting Analyst/Journalist job. It's a Pre-Prep job.

    As such, how many people here would ever do it? Who would do it at all, especially as an actual job, I mean? Not even parents, I wouldn't think.

    Who are they going to get for it? This proves the absurdity of just how extensive recruiting news has become.
    gravehunter and Vombatus like this.
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