Most of our writers begin by covering a team beat. It takes about 15-30 minutes each morning depending on the time of year, and the primary responsibility of the beat writer is to check all local news sources for relevant updates for your team's players.
We also sometimes have spots for evening breaking news shifts, game wraps, early morning news shifts, and other more specialized tasks that vary by sport.
We should preface all this by saying that, if you decided you wanted to cover a team for the site or do anything else for us, we ask most of our new writers to start out in an unpaid position for 30-to-60 days until they're keyed into our style. Once you have been with us for a while and do solid, polished work, we try to reward that with paid projects, though we caution that most people write for RotoWire in a part-time basis that serves as a second job.
Most people join us because it's a great staff; we're the most reputable service that's out there; and it's a lot of fun, without taking up too much of your personal time.
Here are some other benefits to being a part of the RotoWire staff:
● You'll be part of the writer's network and the contacts that come with it.
● Your material will show up on ESPN, CBS, and a lot of other places.
● We want our writers to succeed, and we'll always encourage the best writers to take on more or try new things.
● Every writer gets a free RotoWire subscription and access to certain affiliate subscriptions.
● You get access to some of the exclusive content we get as an industry member.
● Much of what you do here will look good on a resume if you ever need it. Plus, RotoWire has a genuinely great reputation in the sports industry. Writers such as Stephania Bell (ESPN), Carson Cistulli (FanGraphs), Scott Pianowski (Yahoo!), Dalton Del Don (Yahoo!), and other well-known names in the industry have worked at RotoWire.
● You'll have access to our writers leagues and eventually experts leagues.
● Our best writers are asked to write articles for our nationally distributed print magazines.
● Our best writers also get asked to appear on our radio shows and podcasts.
That's the gist of it, but most of all, it's a good group to work with if you're into fantasy sports. Most of our talented writers stay with us for years.
Our current openings will depend somewhat on what sport(s) you follow the closest.
If you're still interested, please complete the simple application below, and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org when the application is complete.
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