Pro Football Rumors Seeking Part-Time Writers

We’re looking to add part-time contributors to the Pro Football Rumors Rumors writing team. The position pays on an hourly basis. Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Exceptional knowledge of all 32 NFL teams, with no discernible bias.
  • Knowledge of the salary cap and transaction-related concepts.
  • At least some college education.
  • Extensive writing experience, with professional experience and a background in journalism both strongly preferred.
  • Keen understanding of journalistic principles, ethics and procedures. Completion of basic college-level journalism classes is strongly 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 someone who can balance 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. Ability to use Twitter. Both of these are crucial.
  • Strong weekend availability is crucial. You must be available to work between 1pm-5pm central time on Sundays and frequently be available to work between 5-11 pm CT on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • Flexibility. You must be available to work on short notice.

If you’re interested, email by August 12 (11:00pm central time) and take a couple of paragraphs to explain why you qualify and stand out. Many will apply, so unfortunately we cannot respond to every applicant.

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8 comments on “Pro Football Rumors Seeking Part-Time Writers

  1. Ironman_4life

    I Kinda know where you were going with that. I know a handful of people with college degrees that don’t know how to change a battery in the smoke detector

  2. crosseyedlemon

    No signing bonus, guaranteed money or performance incentives? What if I suffer a season ending injury as a result of a paper cut or carpal tunnel syndrome? Think I’ll just hold out like Trent, Zeke and Melvin until I see a more serious offer.

  3. K3vin

    Sounds like a lot of qualifications to cut and past other journalists tweets and stories.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Fortunately they don’t require candidates to pass a drug test (which would have been a certain deal breaker)…lol.

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