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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 04 January 2011 21:42

UPDATE: Currently, the intern positions are closed. This may change over time. Check back at The Biz of Baseball for any updates

Here at The Biz of Baseball, the season never ends. But, beginning tomorrow, things start to really pick up here, and that’s where you fit in.

As we do annually, BizofBaseball.com provides the most extensive detailed analysis of MLB salary arbitration players. The flurry of deals that will go down, along with pitchers and catchers reporting in a little over a month means we won’t take the pedal off the metal until... Well, we seem to always be running wide open here.

We’re looking for two types of assistants:

  • Regular contributors (at least once a week, with option for more)
  • Interns with mad Google skills who sit daily on Twitter following player signings.

Both of these positions are voluntary in nature. Give us more than 30 days of hard work in the saddle, and we’re happy to be a reference for your resume.

Here are the details on the positions:

Regular staff writer: Topic range runs from player transactions, stadium development, media (television, radio, mobile, internet), economics like player value to salary (see this article on Kevin Brown for details). We are looking for columns once a week, with option to go as often as daily. Journalism experience (online, or print) preferred. Experience with Joomla, other blogging platforms, or HTML a plus.

Intern (POSITION CURRENTLY FILLED): Research using Google, Twitter and other search engines to track players signed during salary arbitration season (starts in earnest on 1/5 and runs through 2/21). Experience with and have access to Microsoft Excel mandatory. Will track dates of signings, salary figures, bonus and award details along with links to source in spreadsheet. Requires being able to be readily available via email and/or Twitter several hours a day. Opportunity to report stories on signings as they break possible.

BizofBaseball.com and its staff of writers are mentioned daily online and print. Recent references include The New York Times, FOXSports.com, AOL Fanhouse, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and more. Staff members are featured on radio across the country, and appear regularly on MLB Network Radio.

Contact Maury Brown via email if you are interested. Remeber, to be aware of the frequency of content outlined in the descriptions before applying.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to FanGraphs and Forbes SportsMoney. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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