Recruiting Writers For New Cubs Blog

Well, the time has come.  This website is bursting at the seams with Cubs fans who need another outlet for their Cub-centric minds.  A place where it’s OK to argue about Matt Murton‘s HOF chances.  A place where it’s acceptable to profess your undying love for Joe Kmak.  A website where Cubs fans can congregate before, during, and after every game.  An outlet where the wackiest, most lopsided Cubs trade proposals are tolerated.

AllCubs.com should be live within a couple of weeks.  It’ll be a full-service Cubs blog, with perhaps dozens of established, unique, Cub-savvy authors chiming in on every topic imaginable.  It’ll be a place for Cubs fans to check three times daily and spend even more hours debating Cubs issues when you’re supposed to be working.

The bottom line is that I’m going to recruit writers for this blog for the next couple of weeks.  I’ll probably cap it at a dozen authors.  I can’t pay you for your efforts, as I have no idea if this blog can even bring in a couple of bucks a month.  Here’s what I’m looking for:

- Strong writing background.  Journalism or English majors preferred.  Impeccable grammar and spelling are required.  Blogging experience a plus but not at all required. 

- Ability to make at least three posts per week.

- In-depth Cubs knowledge and commitment.

- Ability to select and cover the hell out of a Cubs-related niche.  For example, maybe you want to be the Ballpark Guy (or gal!), who simply focuses on Wrigley Field itself.  Maybe you’re the contracts, stats, scouting, humorous, or depressing person.  I want to cover this ballclub from every angle, and diverse viewpoints are what will make this blog stand out and attract readers.

- Love for the Cubs is all well and good, but I’m not looking for writers blinded by their Cub obsession.  Optimism is fine, I’m not looking for someone who thinks Ronny Cedeno is the next A-Rod.  Or that Kerry Wood is a lock for 230 innings.  Cubs bias will come with the territory, but you have to have a sense of reality too.

- Current or former employment with the ballclub would be a plus.  Peanut vendors, retired sportswriters, and Shawon Dunston himself could all provide their own unique viewpoints developed during their time spent with the Cubs.

- Writers living close to minor league affiliates (Iowa, for example) could be a great asset to the site.  Somebody’s gotta get the scoop on Kerry Wood‘s latest rehab assignment.

- An eagerness to help AllCubs become the best Cubs blog out there.  That might mean chasing down Brian Dopirak for an interview in Daytona, or just telling everyone in your office to check out the site.  I want this thing to be huge, but I need your help.

If what I just described reads like your resume, email me at allcubs@gmail.com and make your case.  I’m guessing we’ll get around 100 applicants, so I’ve created an email address just for this purpose.  Please don’t inquire about it at my regular email address; I won’t reply to those.  That’s all; this should be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get the site rolling.



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