Writer, Purple Row (Colorado Rockies) - Contract



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Vox Media's SB Nation is the fastest-growing online sports media brand and the largest network of more than 300 individual fan-centric sports communities, including SBNation.com, our national flagship property. Our network is powered by the most respected web-native sports journalists. One part of our network needs new voices, and that's where you come in. 

Purple Row, the SB Nation blog covering the Colorado Rockies, is hiring a writer. The writer will be responsible for one to two Rockpile posts per week on an agreed upon schedule. Previous experience writing about baseball is not required. 

Rockpiles are daily posts that are scheduled to publish at 6 a.m. MT every day and include a handful of relevant Rockies, Rockies minor league, and baseball links, mostly from the day preceding the Rockpiles' publication. Rockpiles are conversation starters in the guise of a collection of links. They anchor the daily conversation at Purple Row, and they are vital to the community.

While Rockpile writing is the primary responsibility, new staffers can take advantage of Purple Row's platform, editing capacity, and community of thinkers in common to write any other Rockies-related blog posts. 

Our best candidates will: 

  • Be knowledgeable about the Rockies and will follow the Rockies closely. 
  • Follow Rockies media closely. 
  • Be able to concisely summarize text. 
  • Be able to comment on text in an engaging manner. 
  • Be able to communicate with the Purple Row team via Slack. 
  • Be a self-starter who can work with minimal direction.
  • Possess solid communication skills.
  • Be comfortable working in a virtual environment.

This is a remote contractor position that pays a monthly stipend. Some daytime availability is preferred. To apply, submit a resume detailing any previous writing experience, a cover letter explaining why you want to write about the Rockies, and a writing sample. You must submit all three items to be considered for this opportunity. 

**Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. If your experience and qualifications do not exactly align with what we're looking for, but you believe you can thrive in this role, we encourage you to apply. **Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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