Beat Writer position open with Pinstriped Prospects

Beat Writer

Primary Function

The beat writer will be responsible for providing coverage of the team during the season which includes attending games to watch players, interviewing players and coaches, writing weekly features to appear on AmazinProspects.com or PinstripedProspects.com.

Job Tasks

  • Writer should be able to recognize breaking news and trends as related to the beat

  • Report and write with a strong sense of urgency, energy and tenacity

  • Engage and embrace the community with posts on the website and social media

  • Interview players, manager, coaches and other staff to gain deeper knowledge for features

  • Write 1-2 featured stories a week on players on the team

Recruitments

  • Strong attention to detail required.

  • Must have a professional attitude and demeanor.

  • Strong writing ability and knowledge of the game of baseball

  • Work well individually and able to take direction from staff

  • Ability to attend several home games a week

  • Ability to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines

  • Basic word processing skills necessary, basic web content editing skills a plus (e.g., formatting posts, linking to web pages).

  • Familiarity with AP style preferred but not required.

  • A basic familiarity with PinstripedProspects.com and AmazinProspects.com and with the Mets and Yankees minor league system is necessary. Top-to-bottom expertise is not necessary, but the more background the applicant possesses already, the better.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

Experience:

No experience necessary, you will get to learn from 2 industry professionals who will guide you through the process of covering a professional baseball team.

Organizational Relationships

  • Supervised by Managing Editor

Compensation

RMP Sports Media, Inc. is made up of dedicated volunteers who contribute to our sites.  Our entire staff from Editor-In-Chief down are unpaid.

Application

Send a resume and writing samples to: Mr. Robert Pimpsner; rob@pinstripedprospects.com

http://www.pinstripedprospects.com/ 

May 27, 2016
School of Communication
540-831-6553
acox10@radford.edu