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Sports writer, New York, NY

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help wanted' started by Drip, May 4, 2009.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    From Journalismjobs.com
    Are you an experienced sports writer? Do you want to help others learn more about an activity they love?

    About.com, a subsidiary of the New York Times Company, is currently expanding its sports channel and is seeking writers to cover a number of topics, including bowling, mountain biking, rodeo, scuba diving, table tennis / ping-pong, and waterskiing / wakeboarding.

    Writers should provide a friendly, yet informative, voice that provides easy to follow articles, tutorials, and reviews for users either interested in learning a new sport or who want to expand their understanding of a sport they're already involved in.

    To become a Guide (our name for our writers), you’ll need to be a journalist with published writing experience in the sports area. As a Sports Guide, you would create original content that covers topics like how to get started in the sport, tutorials on techniques, how to find a good coach/instructor, and equipment reviews. You’ll also be responsible for a blog that showcases your unique writing style, a discussion forum where you act as community leader, and a bio page that highlights your professional and personal expertise.

    All About.com Guides are considered freelancers who set their own schedules, giving them the flexibility to log on from anywhere in the world to work at their own pace. There are no timesheets to fill out, so working for About.com gives you the flexibility to write when you want, allowing you to work around a full-time day job. Compensation is based on page views; the more traffic you get, the more money you’ll make. All Guides in their first two years make a minimum of $725 a month, and the average Guide makes $1,000 a month.

    Want to know more? Visit http://beaguide.about.com to learn more about About.com, see a full list of available topics, and to submit an application.
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Should this be moved to freelance since it's not a regular job?
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Moved. I think about.com jobs have been discussed around here before. Be aware that there's an unpaid trial period.
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