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SEC Football Bloggers for AJC

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by AJC SEC, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. AJC SEC

    AJC SEC Member

    The AJC is seeking recent college graduates or current seniors to blog about SEC football this season. We’ll assign at least one person to each SEC team. You must have a journalism degree and/or related journalism experience. We need bloggers who understand new media, and have the time to write at least three blogs of 200-400 words per day, seven days per week. Please send your resume and clips to SEC.Bloggers@gmail.com

    Some more details:
    • This editor will write stories and curate published material for a site serving SEC football fans.
    • The editor must know new media and video as well as have a deep knowledge and access to college football’s people and places.
    • The editor will write or curate content with broad appeal that isn’t wonky or too insider but focuses on viral stories all fans will enjoy and share. This editor must understand what the fan audience needs and wants each day of the week and have the ability to see and produce socially sharable content consistently throughout the day.
    • The editor will be assigned a “beat” that includes several teams and will manage all social distribution channels serving those teams’ fans.
    • The editor can work remotely

  2. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Curious what the pay level is on this ...
  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Viral! Sharing! All for free or for peanuts.
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  4. thibadeau

    thibadeau New Member

    Has to be an opportunity-compensation gig, no? They're just waiting to slap the "intern" tag on it until the bushy-eyed are signing over their seasons.

    This industry.
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    It's steady work, though. It's so steady you get to work seven days a week.
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  6. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    You're writing 1,000 words a day and seven days a week? That sounds like a full-time gig to me. And they're not even mentioning if there is any, you know, pay involved? Again, there's got to be something fishy about that.
  7. Chipper

    Chipper New Member

    The fact that there wasn't an AJC email provided makes me think this ad is a scam.
  8. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    There's that and also what seems to be a contradiction here --

    We’ll assign at least one person to each SEC team

    The editor will be assigned a “beat” that includes several teams and will manage all social distribution channels serving those teams’ fans
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    I took that to mean more than one blogger for each school.

    I might have Bama, Auburn and Georgia.
    You might have LSU, Georgia and Florida.
    Someone else might have Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia.

    So there would be overlap and combined coverage.
    Everyone works the blogs, everyone feeds the Twitter.

    Or, yeah. The ad could be wrong.
  10. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Could be, didn't think of that. That would be interesting. They could assign each school a fanboy and a hater. Ex: The guy who poisoned the Auburn tree can be the Bama fanboy and Auburn hater.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    3 blogs a day, 7 days a week. Experience!
  12. AJC SEC

    AJC SEC Member

    Sorry for any confusion. Yes, it's a legit job:
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