BFTB is Looking For an Aspiring Journalist

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As the title states, BFTB is looking to hire an aspiring journalist. We want to add someone to the team that can be a "beat writer" of sorts. Someone that is ready at the drop of a hat to write a developing news story, can make connections and build relationships, and is looking to make a name for themselves in the sports journalism sector.

My dream, with running this blog, was that this person would be me. That I'd be at every practice, in the press box for every game, getting quotes from the locker room and releasing "daily update"-type posts on what I had seen similar to what you see local newspapers and TV stations doing. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time for such a role, so now I'm looking to add someone to the team that does and would be willing to help BFTB grow further.

Details are after the jump.


Necessary Qualifications

  • Experience with writing news stories quickly
  • Experience with interviewing, preferably in a locker room environment
  • Knowledge of football and the San Diego Chargers
  • The time and ability to write 4+ posts per week
  • Constant availability
Benefits
  • Get in front of an audience of 200,000+ visitors per month
  • Potentially get access to the press box, Chargers practices and the locker room for interviews/quotes
  • Build a strong resume
  • $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
This would be an outstanding opportunity for any aspiring journalist, especially those that are currently going to college in the area. Having a resume that says that you've already been in the press box/locker room, dealt with the grind of daily posts and got in front of hundreds of thousands of people while doing so would be a huge first step for anyone looking to make a career out of this writing thing.

If you're interested, please e-mail your resume and a few writing samples (preferably ones that include quotes that you have obtained) to boltsfromtheblue@gmail.com.
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