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Are you looking to write about the Orioles this season? We’re looking for you! Read on for details. There are paid positions available.

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Whether it turns out good or bad, a momentous Orioles season is a week away from beginning. If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance that you are going to have a lot to say about how things go for the Orioles as the year progresses.

Camden Chat is looking for new writers to join our group as the season gets underway. Why not share your Orioles thoughts with our audience? This is going to be a season to remember and this is your chance to be a part of chronicling why it is, or isn’t, working out.

What I am going to be looking for are people to contribute about three posts to the site per week. That’s going to break down as follows: Each week, one daily minor league recap, one opinion/analysis post, and one game recap. Additionally, you will contribute approximately one series preview per month. This is a mix of routine stuff for the site and the stuff that you will hopefully find fun to write.

These will be paid positions. Really! You will be getting real money for writing about the Orioles. For the above ~3 posts per week (less in the offseason) I can offer $100 per month.

Prior writing experience is not necessary to apply. I had no writing experience at all when I got my start on Camden Chat and on top of that, I know from past occasions of finding writers here that people with great things to say may have just never had a platform to say them before. If you think this might be you, I would be happy to hear from you.

If you are interested in giving this a shot, send an e-mail to camdenchat AT gmail DOT com that includes the following:

  • A bit about who you are and how you came to be an Orioles fan
  • Two ideas on your mind for a relevant article about the Orioles that someone could write right now
  • An article of 750-1000 words on one of your ideas from above that you think puts your best foot forward
  • If applicable, feel free to include a few clips of your writing - again, this is not required

Please don’t send me a resume. I’m not an HR department. I just run an Orioles blog and am looking for a few good, reliable writers. Maybe you’re one of them.

If you’re new to Camden Chat - which is totally OK - you might not know what the posts I’m going to expect look like. Here’s a representative example of each from last season:

If you have any questions about the process, what it’s like to write for Camden Chat, or anything else, please ask in the comments below, or e-mail me. If you’re not interested for yourself but you think you know someone who would be, please share this story with them. I will do my best to respond to acknowledge all submissions.

The deadline to submit something is 11:59pm on March 30.