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 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 on 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 out there, and it's fun work that doesn't take 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 writers' network and the contacts that come with it.
● Your material will show up on ESPN, CBS and other high-profile 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. RotoWire has a genuinely great reputation in the sports industry. Writers such as Keith Law and Stephania Bell of ESPN, Carson Cistulli of FanGraphs, Yahoo's Scott Pianowski and Dalton Del Don (Yahoo!), and other well-known names in the industry have worked at RotoWire.
● You'll have access to our staff leagues and eventually experts leagues.
● Our best writers are asked to contribute articles to 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. Most of all, it's a good group to work with if you're into fantasy sports. Our most talented writers often stay with us for years.
The work we have for you will depend on what sport(s) you follow most closely.
If you're still interested, please complete the simple application below, then e-mail Andrew Fiorentino [email@example.com] when the application is complete.
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