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Company: Yahoo! Sports
Position:
Yahoo! Sports seeks freelance MLB contributors
Location:
All Locations
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
July 11, 2013
Job ID: 1489224

Description:

Yahoo! Contributor Network is looking for freelance sportswriters to write about MLB teams on Yahoo! Sports. We are looking for expert-level contributors to "own" blog-style coverage of one team.

YCN is looking for team-specific contributors — passionate, knowledgeable experts who can write about their favorite team.

Successful MLB contributors:

-Have an intimate knowledge of the organization they cover and its history.

-Are prolific publishers who have their finger on the pulse of topics that diehard fans want to read.

-Are excellent self-editors who are able to follow style guidelines.

-Are active on social media and strive to build their audience.

-Have a unique writing style that is clearly identifiable and engaging to readers.

-Are able to generate topics and ideas on their own.

-Have experience writing for a Web audience.

-Live in or near the area of the team they write about.

We are currently seeking contributors for the following teams:

Tampa Bay Rays

Kansas City Royals

Chicago White Sox

Detroit Tigers

Los Angeles Angels

Seattle Mariners

Houston Astros

Oakland A's

Atlanta Braves

Washington Nationals

Miami Marlins

Colorado Rockies

San Diego Padres

Arizona Diamondbacks

Milwaukee Brewers

If the team you'd like to write about isn't listed, you can still submit on it, but priority will be given to the listed teams.

Payment is provided on a performance basis, at $1.10 per every 1,000 page views. Only the highest-quality submissions will qualify for publication on Yahoo! Sports. Every published submission has the chance of being included in the content stream on the Yahoo! homepage (the list of articles underneath the main module). 

You must have a Yahoo! Contributor Network account to qualify. Use the following link to sign up and create your account. Using this link will qualify you for at least one publishing opportunity. Make sure to read through all of the guidelines before submitting:

https://contributor.yahoo.com/join/yahoosports_jjmlb

Once you sign up, filling out your profile to reflect your expertise and background related to this topic may increase your chances of further publishing opportunities through the Yahoo! Contributor Network.  Be sure to "confirm" your account to ensure you are eligible.  US citizens only, PayPal account is required to receive payment.

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