Seeking Part-Time Writers For New NBA Rumors Website

I'm making my first foray into another sport, as we're launching a new NBA rumors website early in 2012, in the mold of MLBTR.  Luke Adams will be the site's full-time writer and editor, and we're looking to build a team of part-time contributors who will be paid hourly.  The criteria:

  • Knowledge of all 30 NBA teams, no discernible bias. Knowledge of transaction-related concepts.
  • Writing experience is necessary and online writing experience is preferred.
  • Attention to detail – absolutely no spelling errors, especially for player and journalist names.  Ability to follow the site's style and tone.
  • Ability to analyze articles and craft intelligent, well-written posts summing up the news in a few paragraphs.  We need the best of both worlds: quick writing with thoughtful analysis.  You must be able to add value to breaking news with your own insight, numbers, or links to other relevant articles.
  • Ability to use an RSS feed reader such as Google Reader.  Ability to use Twitter.  Both of these are crucial.
  • Strong evening availability – typically 5-11pm central time shifts.  Writers covering Monday through Friday evenings will change week to week, but we'd also like people to regularly take specific weekend daytime shifts.
  • At least some college education is required.
  • If you're interested, email basketballapplications@gmail.com and take a couple paragraphs to explain how you qualify and stand out. Many will likely apply, so unfortunately we cannot respond to most applications.


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sports33
3 years 8 months ago

Ok, thanks for doing that.

drjayphd
3 years 8 months ago

And here’s how the first few weeks will read.

Dwight Howard Dwight Howard Howard. Dwight Howard Dwighted Howardly Carmelo Anthony (sorry, that was an old item) Howard Dwight Howard Dwight Dwight Dwight.

Taskmaster75
3 years 8 months ago

The NFL is mostly free agent signings and the like. There is much more association with other teams in order to improve yours in basketball, whereas this quality is lacking in the NFL in any meaningful way.

TheLoweDown
3 years 8 months ago

It could be, and probably is, that Tim sees a market for an MLBTR like site in basketball and not football. Or, with the NBA season right around the corner, he wants it up as fast as possible to sort of have a trial season.

TheLoweDown
3 years 8 months ago

It could be, and probably is, that Tim sees a market for an MLBTR like site in basketball and not football. Or, with the NBA season right around the corner, he wants it up as fast as possible to sort of have a trial season.

Wilsonl
3 years 8 months ago

Chris Paul. Blake Griffin. That is all.

Wilsonl
3 years 8 months ago

The guy wants $13,000 for it.

3 years 8 months ago

^^ Thinks disliking basketball makes someone a racist.

Drew Thompson
3 years 8 months ago

I sent you an email with my interest in writing for the new NBA site. Please read!