BP South Side is looking for writers to contribute unique, insightful posts on a semi-regular basis. Interested? Read on.
For the last two years, BP South Side has sought to provide unique, critical, and entertaining perspectives on the Chicago White Sox, and with the 2018 season on the horizon we’re looking for writers ready, willing, and able to help us continue to achieve that goal.
To put it bluntly: We’re looking for insight beyond “this player has been good because look at these counting stats.” We want you to find a layer of analysis that’s tough to find anywhere else. Analysis that dives deep into advanced stats, or a unique and/or humorous take is more our speed.
If you’re still interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- A short introduction and explanation of why you would like to write for BP South Side.
- A highlight of your writing experience, if any, and any other experience that might aid in a unique perspective when writing about the White Sox. This doesn’t need to be formal, just clear and concise.
- A writing sample or two. Preferably baseball related, but if you have other writing experience that would translate well to your writing about the White Sox, feel free to include a sample of that type.
- If you don’t have any previous writing experience, you are welcome to submit a 500-word (or fewer) sample of the type of work you would like to do for BP South Side. Web links, attached Word docs, or emailed text are all acceptable.
- A brief description of how often you expect to contribute (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.) I should be clear that the frequency you list will not affect your chances of joining the staff, it just gives us a good idea of what to expect.
The positions we are specifically looking to fill are “contributor” and “internship” positions, meaning opportunities for compensation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer
BP South Side co-editors in chief