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January 6, 2018 at 12:02 PM

Help Wanted: Contributing Editor

We are looking for an eager editor to join the SoxProspects Staff immediately! We're seeking a commitment of at least through the end of 2018, but ideally we are looking for someone who will want to stick around with us for the long-term if there’s a mutual fit. The hope is that the new editor will write 2 Cup of Coffees pieces per week, edit 2 Cup of Coffees per week, and be responsible for editing 25-35% of our other columns and features. The editor could also be responsible for backing up other editors or writers when they are temporarily unavailable. In total, the commitment is maybe 3-4 hours per week during the minor league season, and much less in the off-season. 

As for requirements, we’re looking for someone with prior collegiate (or professional) writing/editing experience. We’d love a go-getter that can work on their own without much hand holding or oversight. To be upfront, the whole staff works remotely, there’s little to no face-to-face interaction, and we all have real jobs. So the expectation is that after some onboarding the new hire will take the bull by the horns and run with it. It’s also very important that the applicant have a reasonable amount of availability to edit and write during business hours (Eastern Time). 

We also hope that applicants will have a very strong attention to detail, a professional attitude, some knowledge of AP style, and a basic familiarity with SoxProspects.com and  the Red Sox minor league system. Top-to-bottom expertise is not necessary, but the more background the applicant possesses already, the better.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an aspiring editor to gain experience! Members of the SoxProspects staff have gone on to write for ESPN.com, Baseball Prospectus, the Baltimore Sun, MLB.com, and MiLB.com, among other outlets! Others have also gone on to become part owners of the site!

This is a volunteer position, as are all positions on the SoxProspects.com staff. However, we try to hold ourselves to a high standard. We will only consider applications that are thoughtful, organized, and professional. If you are interested in applying, please email info@soxprospects.com by 2:00 pm ET on January 26, 2018.  Provide a resume and a basic overview of your skills and experience with respect to the requirements outlined above. A writing sample is not required, but can't hurt (if you do submit a sample, please submit only one). We look forward to hearing from you!