Camden Chat is looking for a few good writers to add to staff this off season, so if you've always wanted to write about the Orioles, or if you currently do write for the Orioles but would like to join our team, here is your chance.
Why am I looking for new writers? A number of reasons. First and foremost, I'm always looking for new voices who have informed opinions and passion for the team in order to make Camden Chat the best and most well-rounded site it can be. Also, as many of you know, we recently lost Andrew as he jumped ship in Team Camden Chat to take a place on Team Pittsburgh Pirates. Additionally, some of you also know that I'm getting married next summer, which means I suddenly have less time than in previous seasons (although hopefully after June 15th that'll change a bit).
This is the first time that I've solicited for new writers on the site; every other person who writes on the front page was a contributor who sprung up organically as the need arose. So for the first time I had to sit down and think about what I think makes a good Camden Chat writer. It isn't any one thing, of course. The great thing is that my writing is different from Mark Brown's, whose is different from Paul Folkemer's, etc. But if I had to make a list of what would make a good addition, here is what I would say a writer needs to be:
- An Orioles lover. Someone who loves the Orioles even when they make us hate them. This is a fan blog, so knowledge of and passion for the team are a must.
- An engaging writer. You don't need to have a degree in journalism or English (to my knowledge, only duck meets that criteria), but you need to be smart enough and have enough personality to keep people reading.
- Someone with enough time to contribute regularly. We all have lives and are busy, but if you can't commit to writing at least one article per week once the season starts, well, frankly we have enough of those people already.
That's all I can come up with, but the fact is that I'll know what I want when I see it. So if you'd like to be a writer for Camden Chat, please send an email to me at stacey[at]camdenchat.com. In that email, please provide me with a sample article or articles so that I can see what you're all about. If you have content on another site, send me the link. Additionally, if there is a particular area of baseball that you enjoy writing about, let me know that as well.
That's it! If you're interested, thanks for your interest! I'm looking forward to the 2013 season here at Camden Chat.