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The Dallas Morning News seeks stringers for high school football season

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help wanted' started by AMZ, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. AMZ

    AMZ New Member

    The Dallas Morning News is seeking freelance writers who can keep stats, track play-by-play and write game stories as part of the most comprehensive high school football coverage in the country.

    Freelancers will be needed for games located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Thursday, Friday or Saturdays during August through December. They should be comfortable with multi-tasking during game action. This means being able to update our live play-by-play system online without missing a beat with what’s going on on the field.

    After the game, freelancers should feel comfortable submitting an accurate, straight-forward game story with proper grammar and spelling.

    Training will be provided before the season begins to acquaint freelancers with the online play-by-play system, but once the season starts they will be expected to be self-sufficient. Equipment will be provided.

    Previous sports journalism experience preferred.

    Please send resume, cover letter and optional writing samples to Digital High School Sports Editor Avi Zaleon at azaleon@dallasnews.com.
  2. ThomFain

    ThomFain New Member

    Apx. how many stringers is Dallas Morning News looking for this season?
  3. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    I think the past few years they've been covering with live stats about 50 games per week. Some other games are covered the old-fashioned way, with three graphs and a boxscore.
  4. David Collier

    David Collier New Member

    Does anybody know how much they typically pay stringers at the DMN?
  5. cderrett

    cderrett New Member

    Two seasons ago, I believe we got $75 per game for live stats and three to four paragraphs of recap.
  6. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    The DMN has paid $55 for a few graphs and a box for the last 15 years.

    If you do 10 or fewer games a year, you won't get a 1099 from them. Of course, nowadays the regular season is 11 weeks and the playoffs can go for six more.
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