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NFL draft expert, nationwide

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by gravehunter, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    journalism jobs dot com....

    Here's the link...
    http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1464734


    We are looking for someone to lead our NFL draft coverage for football.com.
    This person will handle our mock drafts and will provide independent, original, strong opinion on draft-eligible players. Ideally, they will watch a lot of video and in turn provide lots of analysis either through rankings or breakdowns of individual players.
    To a lesser degree, they will help coordinate coverage by the four other people focused on the draft (one in each region of the country).
    Much of the pre-draft analysis tends to regurgitate and form conglomerate rankings. We want someone who maybe makes the audience aware of the consensus, but hammers them with strong, original opinions.
    This person will bear a good deal of responsibility, particularly in the months leading up to the draft and shortly after.
    The company sees this person as the top of the list in terms of priorities among writers. We want to make this person a star for us, and we will promote them heavily on the site and through social media.
    We have some unique tools that will help fans build professionally-formatted mock drafts and share them easily on social media. This also will result in site-wide stats based on mocks done by our audience (for example, we will know if the average football.com user has Geno Smith going 8.2 overall).
    The position has great possibility for national visibility, long-term financial goodness and creative leeway.
    Be a part of a new national football website at the ground level.
    Think you could be our Mike Mayock or Rick Gosselin?
    Please send your resume and clips to csmith@football.com.
     
  2. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    Will they pay you like a Mike Mayock or a Rick Gosselin? I think we know the answer to that.
     
  3. RonClements

    RonClements Member

    ZING!
     
  4. WTFünke

    WTFünke Member

    Had an acquaintance apply to this place as an "NFL beat writer." Compensation was TBD.

    They wanted him to write two articles a week. I could absolutely be wrong. But, after hearing about it, I just got the impression this was a lot like like a cross between Examiner and Bleacher Report.

    Maybe this position is different. But, in case it's not completely obvious, tread lightly here ...
     
  5. sportsnut22

    sportsnut22 New Member

    I inquired. No pay at all. Their big selling point was "We will promote you on Twitter." No kidding.
     
  6. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    some information about football.com:

    If chosen, you will be brought in on the ground level of a new national website ready to tackle the competition and given the opportunity to make a name for yourself in the world of sports media.

    This was taken off of another recent job posting by the company.
     
  7. writingump

    writingump Member

    And if you believe that ... there's probably some good swampland waiting for you in Kansas.
     
  8. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/posts/3503381/

    I looked up the phone number in that one to try to find out more about the company and found several "escort wanted" ads in different cities. The contact in the new ad appears to be the same individual, and even though he claims to be "generous and appreciative," I'd steer away.
     
  9. "Long-term financial goodness" made me giggle.
     
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