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Write About Pro Teams for Yahoo! Sports

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help wanted' started by YCNsports, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. YCNsports

    YCNsports New Member

    Yahoo! Contributor Network is looking for freelance sportswriters to write about professional sports teams on Yahoo! Sports, focusing on the NFL, MLB and NBA. We are looking for expert-level contributors to "own" blog-style coverage of one team.

    We want writers that:

    -Are passionate and even biased when writing about their team.

    -Have an intimate knowledge of the organization and their history.

    -Are prolific publishers who have their finger on the pulse of topics that diehard fans want to read.

    -Are excellent self-editors who are able to follow style guidelines.

    -Are active on social media and strive to build their audience.

    -Have a unique writing style that is clearly identifiable and engaging to readers.

    -Are able to generate topics and ideas on their own.

    -Have experience writing for a Web audience.

    -Live in or near the area of the team they write about.

    Payment is provided on a performance basis, at $1.10 per every 1,000 page views. Contributors may also quality for occasional Upfront Payment on a per-submission basis. Only the highest-quality submissions will qualify for publication on Yahoo! Sports.

    You must have a Yahoo! Contributor Network account to qualify. Use the following link to sign up and create your account. Using this link will qualify you for at least one publishing opportunity:


    Once you sign up, filling out your profile to reflect your expertise and background related to this topic may increase your chances of further publishing opportunities through the Yahoo! Contributor Network.
  2. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    The fuck?
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    writers who.
  4. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Pretty simple. They want fanbois who can write.
  5. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

  6. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Is this a knock-knock joke? 'Cause I don't have a punch line here.
  7. fleishman

    fleishman Active Member

    this sounds like examiner or something that was called associated content.
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, it was previously Associated Content, but that was two-plus years ago. I worked on the news side of YCN until the 2,000 Yahoo layoffs came in April. Good people there, and this is certainly a niche it is seeking with this in terms of finding more established contributors. There's definitely a pretty good weeding-out process.
  9. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Wow, a whole $1.10 per 1000 page views. It's insulting that they are even allowed to post that here.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    At that rate, I can afford that newspaper I'd, uh, "borrow" story ideas from.
  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    But ... but ... at 10,000 page views, you'll hit 11 dollars!!
  12. llcharlie

    llcharlie Member

    What a joke. A buck for 1,000 page views. Didn't know America was a third world country.
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