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    Paid Job Posting: MLBTradeRumors looking for writers

    Gotta believe there are some here on Redszone that would be excellent for a gig like this:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/1...r-writers.html

    Would you like to join the MLB Trade Rumors team? We are considering adding a writer. The position pays on an hourly basis. The criteria:

    * Knowledge of all 30 baseball teams, no discernible bias. Knowledge of hot stove concepts like arbitration and free agent compensation.
    * 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 MLBTR 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 5-10pm CDT shifts.
    * If you're interested, email mlbtrhelp@gmail.com and take a couple paragraphs to explain how you stand out. Hundreds will likely apply, so we cannot respond to most applications.
    This is the Cal Ripkin Jr. of typos.

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    Re: Paid Job Posting: MLBTradeRumors looking for writers

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    Knowledge of all 30 baseball teams, no discernible bias.
    That could be a tough one

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    Re: Paid Job Posting: MLBTradeRumors looking for writers

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornon View Post
    That could be a tough one
    I don't know, does Gallagher still post here?
    This is the Cal Ripkin Jr. of typos.

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    Re: Paid Job Posting: MLBTradeRumors looking for writers

    I think John Fay should apply.

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    Re: Paid Job Posting: MLBTradeRumors looking for writers

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    I think John Fay should apply.
    It said "no discernible bias." He would only qualify if it said "no discernible ability as a sportswriter"
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    Re: Paid Job Posting: MLBTradeRumors looking for writers

    Brutus the Pimp would probably qualify. He's got a regular gig as an actual writer doesn't he?
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    Re: Paid Job Posting: MLBTradeRumors looking for writers

    Quote Originally Posted by sonny View Post
    Brutus the Pimp would probably qualify. He's got a regular gig as an actual writer doesn't he?
    He does.

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    Re: Paid Job Posting: MLBTradeRumors looking for writers

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    He does.
    Ah, so he gets paid to argue incessantly?

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    Re: Paid Job Posting: MLBTradeRumors looking for writers

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    Ah, so he gets paid to argue incessantly?
    I wish I got paid based on the differences of opinions in life, but no, I do not. Fortunately, variety is the spice of life and I definitely don't mind a good debate.

    I don't come to message boards for validation of opinion, nor do I expect anyone to agree. But until a message board stops being a place for discussion...

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    As for the question by Sonny... yes, that is true. I did send an inquiry to them about it. We'll see if anything materializes.
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    Re: Paid Job Posting: MLBTradeRumors looking for writers

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    As for the question by Sonny... yes, that is true. I did send an inquiry to them about it. We'll see if anything materializes.
    Good luck.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Paid Job Posting: MLBTradeRumors looking for writers

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    I wish I got paid based on the differences of opinions in life, but no, I do not. Fortunately, variety is the spice of life and I definitely don't mind a good debate.

    I don't come to message boards for validation of opinion, nor do I expect anyone to agree. But until a message board stops being a place for discussion...

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    As for the question by Sonny... yes, that is true. I did send an inquiry to them about it. We'll see if anything materializes.
    Suh-weet. Keep us posted!
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