UPDATE: We are also seeking a writer who is available to work every Saturday from 7am-3pm central time. Ultimately, we’re likely to make two hires. If you’re interested in either the Saturday or the Sunday shift, please apply. We have not yet looked at all the applications that we’ve received so far, but those who are advancing to the second round should hear back next week.
We’re looking to add to the MLBTR writing team, in a part-time position that pays hourly. The criteria:
- Availability to work every Sunday from 7am-3pm central time. This would be your regular weekly shift. The ability to occasionally fill in on Saturdays as well would be helpful.
- Exceptional knowledge of all 30 baseball teams, no discernible bias. Knowledge of hot stove concepts like arbitration, the competitive balance tax, and new aspects of the latest collective bargaining agreement.
- A high school degree is required, and further education is preferred. Please include your highest completed level of education in your application.
- Writing experience is necessary, and online writing experience is preferred.
- Attention to detail and ability to follow the MLBTR style and tone.
- Ability to craft intelligent, well-written posts analyzing and contextualizing MLB hot stove news quickly and concisely.
- Ability to use Twitter, Tweetdeck, and WordPress. Experience with these is strongly preferred.
- Ability to incorporate feedback to improve performance.
- If you’re interested, email email@example.com and explain how you stand out and qualify in a couple of short paragraphs. Please attach your resume to the email. We often receive several hundred applications, so unfortunately we will not be able to reply to each one.
At the end of your application, please fill in the blank: After the ____ season ends, assuming he does not sign a contract extension or go to the minors, Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal will become a free agent. Rather than give an explanation, simply write, “Skubal question: [Year]” at the end.
Fifteen years ago I would have been all over this opportunity. That was before my ambition to be a sports journalist was ruined by writing about offshore oil exploration. Very happy to be where I’m at now (teacher), but this is a great opportunity for someone to gain a foothold and build a resume. Classy move to appeal to the potential talent that exists amongst your followers.
i’m am going two get dis job;
Ah, appealing to the high school crowd is exactly what the game needs. Good luck!
I want to write about my dream to manage a pro baseball team and wear a suit like Connie Mack as manager. Hire me asap MLB trade rumors!
Connie Mack is my great great great uncle I’m not joking
If I had my college education, I would take it
You should apply anyways if you are a decent writer and really want it. Your competition put in 4 years of time and money and are either awful writers or have such a weak work ethic they are applying for a 1 day a week job.
Or the third option that this would be a side gig for them. Really doubt that whoever they hire is going to have this be their sole job. Writers often have many concurrent jobs like this one
Or the 4th option that this would be one of their first paying writing jobs and it is more valuable on the resume than anything else. Would be a great new grad opportunity IMO
hahahahaha. I applie an i’m am going two got.
I would apply, but I’m too lazy to look up when Tarik Skubal will reach free agency.
Go to baseball reference and you will see lol
… but then you’ve got to scroll down past the advertisement up top and random pictures of players that are sometimes distracting and take you down a rabbit hole. Don’t get me started on the jersey numbers. It’s just not worth it… sigh.
Watch Deven Marrero and that will cover half of your rumor articles for the year.
You would be fine for this job. The good thing about writing for this site is you can get half the stuff wrong and you don’t even need to correct it.
Sucks i’m a kid… oof i guess?
haha i’m am going two get dis job an bee best righter four MLB trad rumers.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Who is this boob?
I’d have aced this job when I was a kid (15-17). I used to read every box score and Baseball Weekly cover to cover each issue. Could tell you any players BA, HR total, or ERA within a very slight margin. Then real life hit and I don’t have time for that. Hire some 16yr old kid and he will be lead writer in 2 years. Well, assuming he can write without using emojis and lols.
Good teams are good, bad teams are bad…did I get the job?
No, because some teams aren’t good, even though they have a good record, and some teams aren’t bad even though their record blows.
Also, [insert team A here] is better than [insert team B here] despite being in last place by 20+ games, because they beat B 3 out of 4 head to head that 1 time.
Other than those minor details, you’re on the “maybe next round of hiring” list.
Dood, he was making a joke
And what’s a dood?
Manny, you need some Pineapple Express.
Don’t understand that either
Some pot, grass, herb, Mary Jane, the sticky icky, the cali greens. Get some marijuana son and pack it up so you can laugh at yourself with the rest of us
To all the applicants. The answer to the Skubal question is 2024.
LOL its actually 2031
And give up the opportunities to troll others on here? Not a chance.
i’m am geting tah job.
Sillyman is that you ?
C Yards Jeff
@Dom2; youse an alum of da Evelyn Woodhead sped reddin’ coarse too?
I already write for you in an unpaid position and I have since around 2009. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
“no discernible bias”
Hilarious but true. Let’s start a thread on who finds wit and humor more interesting than arbitration. Call it
“the in between hops”
I’d have to move back in to my mothers basement. Nahhh. Thanks but no thanks.
With this shift, you could at least temporarily leave your mother’s basement and go work quietly from the back pew at church.
Sports fans know how to read and write?
my reding an righting skils our the best out of evry won hear.
If only It was a year from now I could apply. I’m a senior in high school lol.
Check back next season. It might come up again…
Get some practice not using lol after every sentence while you have the time. And as pointed out earlier No emojis either
I got published once. I’d apply if my town had a decent home internet service company. I do everything online on the mobile phone, but I wouldn’t want to write essays on a mobile device. I don’t know, maybe I should move…
Does the MLBTR comments section count as writing experience? If so, I would do good writes for you long time
This is the best comment section I have seen
But I love you trade rumors
Do “Letters to the Editor” count?
“Get off my infield grass!”
i’d would bee grate four dah job;
We git it already Dom. Your a vary good righter and wood be a grate edition two the teem. How meny times you going to say it?
Some people just love to beat a joke into the ground. You can fix them, just learn to tolerate them.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Can someone please tell Shakespeare (Dom) to put a sock in it. It’s not funny, it’s annoying
Pot meet kettle curly
Would love this job! Although I’m pretty checked in to all of the league, I might have a bit of a bias towards 1 team. Lol
Really? Which one?
I think he’s a Mets fan
Lol. Can’t even fake being a Mets fan. life is too short lol
Heh heh heh
Retired teacher, coach, athlete of negligible regard who was once a journalist, as well, and now writes with apparent frustration about a local team
One day a week might mean a day off from watching Jimmy “Dyno-mite” Walker and Joe Namath telling me to call for added Medicare benefits “Nowwwww”
Let me discuss it with my agent, Scott Boris, first.
Scott Boras probably would have been a better choice.
I thought it was Boris the animal
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Boris is a spider & he’s on the web
I want the job. I have exceptional knowledge of all team and players. I know exactly how many field goals Aaron Judge has made, as well as Clayton Kershaw’s third down conversion rate.
I’m interested in writing 2-3 times a year.
Just as long as the new writer NEVER uses “slash.” I cringe every single time I read that a player is “slashing .200…”
Well, it’s commonly referred to as the triple-slash line.
I was thinking about applying, but it looks like Dom2 has the job locked up.
Saturday is impossible when the kids have sports activities and tournaments. Any graveyard shifts?
Would I be required to watch baseball?
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Only if you can stay awake… And be required to adore Juan Soto
Why would I want to work with the guy whose job it is to create troll accounts to keep people coming to this site?
Du yu haf tu rite gud anglish?
What’s the sign on bonus?
I think this position has a certain slot value? I didn’t see this in fine print?
But I could be swayed or end up in my sweet NIL college?
Where’s cosmo when u need him
I’d be perfect for the job but I can’t be up by 7am on the weekends.
Join today and you can write the next post that begs people to subscribe
This is the WORST Sport APP I ever seen …. Damm
Are u guys making money stealing I formation every 5/7 days a week ???
Who ever started the MLB 2022 draft didn’t even finish the rest of the draft.