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Hoops Rumors Seeking Part-Time Writers

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Chuck Myron, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Chuck Myron

    Chuck Myron New Member

    We’re looking to add part-time contributors to the Hoops Rumors (www.hoopsrumors.com) writing team. We cover NBA player movement with a focus on the financials. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your deadline writing skills and sharpen your judgment of what makes news. It’s also a chance to write about the NBA without leaving your home. The position pays on an hourly basis.

    The criteria:

    • Exceptional knowledge of all 30 NBA teams, with no discernible bias. Knowledge of transaction-related concepts and collective bargaining agreement basics.
    • Extensive writing experience is necessary with professional experience preferred. A background in journalism is a plus.
    • Attention to detail. Absolutely no spelling errors, especially for player and journalist names. Ability to follow the site’s style and tone.
    • Ability to analyze articles and craft intelligent, well-written posts summing up the news in a few paragraphs. We need the best of both worlds: quick writing with thoughtful analysis. You must be able to add value to breaking news with your own insight, numbers, or links to other relevant articles.
    • Ability to use an RSS feed reader such as Feedly. Ability to use Twitter. Both of these are crucial.
    • Evening and weekend availability is a must, typically for 5-11pm Central time shifts. Writers are occasionally called upon for daytime hours, too.
    • At least some college education is required.
    • If you’re interested, email hoopsrumorsapplications@gmail.com and take a couple of paragraphs to explain why you qualify and stand out. PLEASE note that you saw this posting on SportsJournalists.com. Many will likely apply, so unfortunately we cannot respond to all applications.
  2. Chuck Myron

    Chuck Myron New Member

    The position is now closed. Thanks to everyone who applied. With the help of this site, we had a large number of qualified applicants, so I'm sorry if I was unable to reply to everyone personally.
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