As Opening Day approaches, It’s Pronounced Lajaway would like to add a couple of new writers to its ranks. The new writer(s) would ideally write 1 to 2 posts per week (or more if interested).
If you enjoy talking and writing about the Tribe, this may be the spot for you!
1. Knowledgeable about the Indians.
2. Ability to write clearly and accurately
3. Willingness to take constructive criticism from Stephanie and Susan, if necessary.
4. Reliable and able to commit to writing on a regular basis during both the regular season and the off-season.
What we need from you:
1. A bit of personal information. We don’t need a life story, but we’d also like to know a little bit about what makes you tick!
2. Why do you want to blog about the Tribe?
3. A sample blog post. This may sound vague, but that’s kind of the point. Every day, we try to think of unique ideas or unique approaches to topics (some days, more successfully than others!) We’d like bloggers who can think of creative ideas and add their own unique touch to the blog. The sky is the limit with this – current topic, historical topic, sabermetrics…it’s your call. It can be any length you want, but keep in mind that most blog posts are less than 1,000 to 1,200 words.
Unfortunately this is not a paying gig. ItsPronouncedLajaway is (unfortunately) a labor of love for both of us. However, there could be some free Indians tickets in it for you, and there’s also the possibility of your work being featured on the ESPN SweetSpot. Plus you’d be able to say that you wrote for an ESPN.com affiliate blog, which may be helpful if you’re looking to break into a career in baseball writing.
If this seems interesting to you, please e-mail the sample post, personal info, and response to “why you want to blog about the Tribe” to firstname.lastname@example.org – Subject line: Blogger Application. The deadline for submissions is noon EST on Friday, March 22. We’ll review submissions from interested parties and will be in touch with finalists. You do not need to live in the Cleveland area to love or write about the Tribe.