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Indiana beat -- Peegs.com/Rivals

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mike Pegram, May 11, 2011.

  1. Mike Pegram

    Mike Pegram New Member

    Exciting opportunity for a job based out of Bloomington, Indiana:

    Online college beat type reporter for Peegs.com, one of the longtime leading sites in the Rivals.com/Yahoo Sports network. Your beat will be Indiana University basketball and football coverage.

    You would come in as an independent contractor, becoming the third full-time writer on our team. There may be some recruiting coverage but only in a support role for existing staff. The focus of this job will be current team coverage, ideally handled with the creativity and writing skills to help us continue to win this market.

    Journalism degree and three years plus sports writing experience required. College basketball or football beat background preferred. Multimedia skills are a plus as is experience with live or recorded video, podcasts and the like.

    Send resume and clips to: Mike Pegram at: peegs@comcast.net
  2. the_lorax

    the_lorax Member

    I take this to mean no benefits package?
  3. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    This may be a dumb question -- and if it is, I apologize -- but is this full-time?
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    JFC on a jumping pogo stick, dk, do you ever read the job listings?

    Kids nowadays want everything handed to them on a platter.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That and meaning when they decide to dump your ass for no apparent reason, they can fight you to the death once you file for unemployment.
  6. Mike Pegram

    Mike Pegram New Member

    That's correct in regards to the benefits. Maybe competitive pressures will change that down the road but even the site publishers/owners don't receive benefits as things stand today.

    The compensation alone though should be competitive and it should be good timing for jumping into this beat.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Competitive compensation won't do dick if your newest employee--sorry, independent contractor--gets sick. Noble, though, that publishers/owners don't have benefits. Heroic, even.
  8. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    Mike is a really good guy and runs a site that is incredibly well-read for good reason. This would be a good situation for a young guy or someone looking to move up and onto a very competitive beat (especially online).
  9. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    Jeez, I apologize for skimming through a post and missing something. [blue]We all can't be as awesome as you.[/blue]

    What sort of pay would this gig have?
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    English is a demanding language, you know. And comprehension's a bitch
  11. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    Yes, English is a demanding language.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Ouch. I am wounded.
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