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Telecommuting Sports Writers/Reporters Needed

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help wanted' started by Spencer Pulliam, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Spencer Pulliam

    Spencer Pulliam New Member

    Can't relocate? Not a problem...

    The Prep Insiders (Prep Insiders | Welcome! are seeking ambitious journalists for immediate openings specific to the basketball recruiting/scouting industry. The Prep Insiders is a basketball scouting/recruiting service and rankings provider, covering 6th through 12th grade boys' prep and grassroots basketball nationwide. We are currently making additions to our quality, experienced, and geographically-diverse staff.

    Applicants must …
    • Have ability to conduct audio and video interviews
    • Have ability to submit content on a weekly basis (minimally)
    • Have a working knowledge/interest of men's collegiate basketball
    • Have ability to produce clean, concise, and interesting content in a timely fashion
    • Have strong grammar skills and value attention to detail
    • Possess a team-oriented and entrepreneurial mindset
    Attractive 'extras' ...
    • Working knowledge/experience in HS/prep basketball scouting/recruiting
    • Audio/podcast experience
    • On-camera experience
    • Social media/marketing/event experience
    • Grasp of video/audio editing
    To apply
    • Email 'staff@theprepinsiders.com' with your resume (don't forget contact information)
    • Provide 5 relevant work examples (audio/video/written submissions all accepted)
    • The deadline for applications is March 31, 2015 (No calls, please)
    • Candidates will be contacted within five (5) business days of application submission

  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

  3. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    If you're doing work weekly ("minimally") you're not getting paid, at least not in any functional sense. If you want "clips" though ...
  4. Spencer Pulliam

    Spencer Pulliam New Member

    Pay/compensation will be competitive with industry standards and discussed in more detail with candidates selected for the interview process.
  5. ^Doesn't sound all that promising. Good luck on your search.
  6. Ice9

    Ice9 Active Member

    Sixth grade AAU rankings? Are you shitting me dude?
  7. Sports Guy

    Sports Guy Member

    No doubt. This is one of the problems with to0 much, too soon in youth sports — AAU poll for grade-schoolers?
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I don't know of an industry standard for covering sixth grade basketball. I mean, other than minimum wage ... if you're lucky.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    How about at least a range so everyone's not wasting each other's time?
  10. Spencer Pulliam

    Spencer Pulliam New Member

    With all due respect for your position as a moderator, we have received inquiries from many great candidates, and are pleased with the responses to date.

    We're looking forward to sharing further details with those that continue to apply and certainly do not feel we are wasting anyone's time. Thank you.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2015
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Tells you how bad the job market is if there are many great candidates willing to cover the recruiting of sixth graders.
  12. Soo...in other words, pay is ad revenue sharing based.
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