Jobs with Baseball Census
Jobs in baseball writing are at once plentiful—if you’re willing to work for very little or no pay—and nearly impossible to keep as a career, should you seek a full-time position writing about the sport to any significant degree. That market may self-correct, but in the meantime the truth holds: the talents of those simply writing about baseball can be had relatively cheap.
Because of that, as Baseball Census grows, our focus is on hiring those with multimedia skills and visual sensibilities rather than merely posting jobs for baseball writers. We don’t want game recaps. We don’t want lists. We don’t want aggregators. And we really don’t want writers who sit at home and synthesize stats to conjure up think pieces about the game from afar. Other sites do that, and very well; that’s just not us.
We want multimedia journalists who get out to ballparks in towns large and small across the country, watch early batting practice, talk to players, take pictures and video, and know how to analyze the bigger picture around minor league games. We want those out among the players, covering prospects at a high level because we see them in person every single day.
Do you know your way around a DSLR camera? Can you shoot high quality photos and videos with it and other professional camera equipment while understanding how to synthesize that information to publish scouting reports and longform journalism? Are you comfortable interviewing players at various minor league outposts while taking, logging, and editing pictures and video from every game, transcribing all your quotes, and producing high-level in-depth content on a routine basis? How experienced are you with the basics of HTML, web design, and social media? More than simply having a following on Twitter, can you convert your followers to click through and read, enjoy, and share your content from the site?
If this sounds like you—if you are a true multimedia journalist more than just a writer—maybe we’re a fit for you.
Open Jobs — BaseballCensus.com
We’re not currently filling any full-time positions at Baseball Census. As we grow, we’ll undoubtedly have part-time and full-time opportunities in the future. Stay tuned to this page for updates.
Freelance Opportunities — BaseballCensus.com
Have a good idea for a freelance piece or series about minor league baseball, the game’s top prospects, or something related? Pitch us—we’re eager to hear it and see if there’s a fit.
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You can also contact us about jobs and freelance opportunities using the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!