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Beat Writer position open with Pinstriped Prospects
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.
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
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.
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.
Supervised by Managing Editor
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Send a resume and writing samples to: Mr. Robert Pimpsner; firstname.lastname@example.org