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Sports writers, 247Sports

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help wanted' started by ptholey, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. ptholey

    ptholey New Member

    247Sports is seeking energetic, highly motivated sports writers with a passion for college sports and recruiting. The ideal candidate(s) will have online experience covering college football/basketball and high school recruiting. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to identify, manage and break news. Candidates must also have experience working with message board communities. Please submit resume and writing samples to ptholey@247sports.com.

    247sports is combining the best in local content and community with cutting edge social media technology to build the next generation of team and affinity properties.

  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Moved to freelance. ptholey, please inform if this is a paying position.
  3. ptholey

    ptholey New Member

    Yes, these are paid positions.
  4. bbb1978

    bbb1978 Member

    How much do you pay per article? I looked at your Website, why is there no content? Are you brand new? And even if you are, when will you get at least 5-10 stories up? Quite troubling so far, you'd think that even w/ no sportswriters yet, you'd still have a few handful generating content/stories.
    What kind of stories are you looking for? Mainly just recruiting stuff? What about regular football offseason or preview stuff at this point?
  5. LazyReporter

    LazyReporter Member

    This appears to be legit (at least a legit attempt). Started by the guys who started Rivals.

  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Well, it can't be worse than Scout.
  7. jrw

    jrw Member

    Did anybody ever hear back regarding these openings?
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Hey don't diss Scout. Scout was the only place that would hire me right of college. Of course I only made $550 that summer.

    On second thought, Scout sucks.
  9. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    From my understanding, they've hired at least one person I know. Not sure if it's full-time, but he's leaving a full-time job to go there. Can't be all that bad.
  10. I know they are interviewing working journalists for some of the positions....These folks are the brains behind Rivals, and now the execs are starting a new company after serving a one-year non-compete.

    Don't know many details about their strategy, and obviously all the normal caveats apply, but I don't think this is a fly-by-night situation.
  11. Syboc

    Syboc New Member

    I sent in my resume, but haven't heard anything. Sent two follow-up messages and haven't gotten a response. Not sure what is up with this...
  12. CYowSMR

    CYowSMR Member

    Me too, Syboc
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