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Sports writing opportunity for winter baseball season

The Victorian Winter Baseball League is offering an opportunity that could help one journalism student get some career runs on the board while studying at university.
The Victorian Winter Baseball League is offering an opportunity for an enthusiastic journalist to get their foot in the door with a paid gig. The job will involve writing around two articles a week for Leader newspapers during the winter baseball season.

Below is the text of the advertisement posted on their website:


• 6 Month Contract
• $100 per article

The Victorian Winter Baseball League is seeking a part-time Communications and Media Officer for at least the 2010 season and beyond.

A perfect role for someone who is a strong communicator and confident writer of ‘sports’ news articles, who has more than a passing interest in baseball, and can work autonomously in organising news articles from 25 VWBL member clubs to be submitted to the Leader Newspaper on a weekly basis.
The successful candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating, managing and preparing media articles, managing newspaper photographers to be present at games and venues, maintaining communication channels with sports editors and club stakeholders. You will also be responsible for coordinating media enquiries as well as developing Q&A’s and arranging interviews.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must have excellent documentation skills and be confident in dealing with a wide variety of people. The position requires a person with strong written and oral communication skills, with experience in journalism or a related field, a journalism student or a related communications discipline.
Interested applicants are asked to send a resume and examples of previous work to;

Mr. David Rice
VWBL Adminsitrator

Interested in this job? Then you might also be interested in attending La Trobe University’s Sports Journalism symposium on 8 April. Full details at our symposium blog.

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