Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Top Sports Writing Jobs And Videos For Week Of March 25, 2009

J. Chad Barnett, Contributing Writer

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Hello everyone, and welcome to my jobs/video special. Once again, sorry for the gap between posts, but I'm working on some things to make the blog better. Your e-mails and comments help me exponentially, so keep sending them please.

Here are my Top Five Sports writing Jobs:

1. Read the page from top to bottom and you may find a very good opportunity for a writer interested in providing material for an on-line sports site.
2. Writer needed for top magazine in Charlotte, NC. Competitive pay!!!$$$$
3. Company needs articles about NFL/NCAA, NBA/NCAA, and Baseball submitted weekly. Good pay for quality articles.
4. Once again, read the page from top to bottom. Some good leads for magazine writers in various categories.
5. Online blog service looking to hire many writers for such subjects as sports, technology, etc. Hourly pay based on experience and quality of submitted work.

Most everyone watches the news from time to time. So this weeks videos are some of my favorite interviews and news clips. Just more proof that this job can be stressful, entertaining, and very, very funny at times. Enjoy!

Sometimes celebrities and reporters just can't get along.

Then again, reporters have bad days too.

Then there are the things that are completely out of anyone's control.

That's all for this week. Hope you've enjoyed the post. Write on!

"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only does not exist."--Friedrich Nietzsche(1844-1900)German-Swiss philosopher and writer

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sportswriter HQ Update

J. Chad Barnett, Contributing Writer

Sorry about the down-time everyone. I've been working on some new things for the blog. Tomorrow I will be posting a video/Top 5 Jobs combination. Should be interesting. I'm still working on that link list for you too. I've received some good requests from readers and will be answering some of them in time as well.

So be on the lookout for new material and some good posts about writing too. Please keep sending your requests and posting comments. It enables me to know what you like and what you want to know about. Think of it as Burger King. I want to do it your way. Write on!

"Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny."--Ralph Waldo Emerson(1803-1882)American poet and lecturer

Monday, March 16, 2009

Top Sports Writing And Freelance Writing Jobs For Week Of March 16, 2009

J. Chad Barnett, Contributing Writer

Once again, here is my 5 -n- 5 for you all. There are some really good job leads here so make sure to look closely and you just may find a good opportunity.

Sports Writing Jobs

1. Fast-growing Web 2.0 company needs writers for sports and news content. This is a part-time position.
2. Brand new site looking for sports enthusiasts to spread the word! Good incentive program.
3. Company needs writer for sports news and re-writing articles. On-going opportunity for the right applicant.
4. If you are funny AND love sports, look no further. Write sports satires and get paid for it!
5. Work from home sports bloggers needed here. Prominent company needs writers with Superior sports knowledge!

Freelance Writing Jobs

1. The Examiner is searching for freelance writers to supply content on various subjects. Residents of Charlotte, NC and the surrounding area need to check this one out!
2. If you watch "Lost", "Heroes", "24", etc., get paid to write about it. Looking for @ 10 articles per week.
3. Blogger needed for FlashDen users. No experience required, but is preferred. Topics can vary, and pay is $350 per month to start. This is a stepping-stone to what could turn into a higher-paid position for someone.
4. Golfing website seeks freelance golf writers for site content. If you like writing and playing the game of golf, this is an awesome job!
5. Blog and write tutorials for a newly refurbished site. Starting at $100 per tutorial/in-depth article.

That's all for this week. Next week I plan to start putting together a list of links to help bloggers and freelance writers. Stay tuned!

"I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it."--William Faulkner(1897-1962)American novelist

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Top Sports Videos For The Week: The Slam Dunk Collection

J. Chad Barnett, Contributing Writer

This week we have some of my favorite slam dunk videos. A few of these dunks seem outright impossible, but they pull them off with style. Enjoy.

These guys are awesome. They do some of the most insane dunks I've seen. No car, but watch for the motorcycle.

"Superman" himself, Dwight Howard's portfolio of dunks during season play. Great compilation!

This video proves again that you don't have to be tall to be a dunk master!

Well that's it folks. Hope you enjoy this weeks videos. Until next time. Write on!

"If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree."--English Proverb

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Top Sports Writing Jobs For Week Of March 11, 2009

J. Chad Barnett, Contributing Writer

Visit the Jobs Page for updated sports writer and blogger postings.

Sorry for the delay everyone. My wife and I celebrated our birthdays this past weekend. Her's was March the 7th, and mine was the 9th. Fear not though. I have some good jobs this week, plus I threw in a bonus freelance job I think you'll enjoy.

1. Major sports blog needs writers for part-time and full-time positions.
2. If you love Fantasy Baseball (as well as the real deal of course) and want to write about it, this is the job for you.
3. Blogging company needs writers for sports, entertainment, and much more. Pay is based on experience.
4. Top-notch company seeking experienced writers for web content and print! A great opportunity for the right applicant. $$$$$$$$
5. If you already have a sports blog or are thinking of starting one, this could be a good source of extra revenue, and get you some site promotion to boot.

Write reviews for print, magazine, and broadcast media. Pay starting at $200 per month. This is not a sports related job.

That does it for this week. Next week will be another 5 and 5, so don't miss out!

"I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can."--Ernest Hemingway(1898-1961) American Writer

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Top Three Sports Videos For The Week: More Crazy Sports Videos

J. Chad Barnett, Contributing Writer

You asked for more and here they are. My picks of the week. Enjoy!

Sports bloopers and out-bursts done German style. I have no idea what they are saying, but the clips are great!

These guys define "Unsportsmanlike conduct."

This is a good collection of different clips. Some, funny, some painful, and some downright awesome footage here.

That's it for this week. Keep sending your requests and I'll keep answering them.

"I like to write when I feel spiteful. It is like having a good sneeze."--D. H. Lawrence(1885-1930) English Writer

Monday, March 2, 2009

Top Sports Writing And Freelance Writing Jobs For Week Of March 2, 2009

J. Chad Barnett, Contributing Writer

Visit the Jobs Page for Updated sports blogging and writing postings.

This week, as promised, I have for you a list of what I feel to be the best 10 jobs for this week. Some pay a lot, some pay a little, but all of them will provide good experience for you. They aren't going to be around too long, so start sending in applications and resumes a.s.a.p!

Sports Writing Jobs

1. New sports site about to be launched needs sports writers for content articles. 1 to 2 assignments per month to start. $25 per article.
2. Well-established company seeking writers for various sports related assignments. Substantial compensation package provides good starting pay. Don't pass this one up! $$$$$$
3. Looking to hire regional sports bloggers for site content in most major east coast cities (Charlotte, Boston, New york, etc.) but open to other locations.
4. Sports ranking site needs writers for content. Not too picky about qualifications.
5. Company in search for sports writers and bloggers for a number of their sites. A variety of choices here for sports writers of different genres.

Other Freelance Writing Jobs

1. Prominent website is looking for writers in a variety of fields. They provide all the help and resources needed to begin and sustain a writing career.
2. If the thrill of conquering a mountain drives you, check out this job. Write about, hiking, camping, kayaking, and much more. Basically, anything to do with the great outdoors.
3. Can you interview people and write about it? This finance-based company wants to hire you then. Great pay ($200 per interview!) and benefits. $$$$$$$$$
4. Get paid weekly writing how-to articles for this company's vast network of sites. Another good way to build your portfolio while making a little money.
5. Write different evergreen articles for this site and keep 60% of the advertising revenue your articles generate. Good experience.

So another week is under way and I'm looking to write and make some money. I hope these job links help some of you to accomplish that too. Writer's Unite!

"I am paid by the word, so I always write the shortest words possible."--Bertrand Russell(1872-1970)British Philosopher