Holiday Coverage

UPDATE: All shifts have been filled.  Thanks for your inquiries!  MLBTR will not miss a beat during the holidays.

MLB Trade Rumors is looking for help with holiday coverage.  We have three paid shifts available: 5pm til midnight on December 24th, 9am til 5pm on December 25th, and 5pm til midnight also on December 25th (all times in CST).  Feel free to apply if you can take one, two, or all three of the shifts (please let me know which).

Here’s what we’re looking for, besides the availability:

  • Knowledge of all 30 baseball teams, no discernible bias toward your favorite.
  • Ability to analyze articles and craft intelligent, well-written posts summing the news up in a few paragraphs.  I want the best of both worlds, as you have to be able to do this quickly after the source article is published.  It’s preferred that you add value to the article with your own insight, numbers, or links to other relevant articles.
  • Attention to detail – absolutely no spelling errors, especially for player and journalist names.  Ability to follow the MLBTR style and tone.  Also it is important to avoid duplicating content previously covered on the site.
  • Ability to use an RSS feed reader such as Google Reader.  This is crucial.
  • Blogging experience is preferred.  We use TypePad, which is easy to use if you have blogged before.
  • You have to be able to put up with me, responding to constructive criticism and digesting the MLBTR instruction document quickly.
  • If you’re interested, email mlbtrweekend@gmail.com and explain your qualifications.  Please don’t send anything to my other email address.  Usually we receive a few hundred inquiries, so unfortunately I cannot reply to all.  Thanks.

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