The 2021 season continues to roll along as we hit the 81-game halfway mark today and the All-Star break in a week and a half. It’s been a strange year already with all the wide-ranging stories circulating in the baseball world, and they’ve left us no shortage of potential topics to discuss with you all.
However, we would like a little more help. Tom Krosnowski’s departure combined with another new opening to give Pinstripe Alley a chance to add a couple more writers to our staff. Although we miss Tom’s prose already, we’d love to find the next great contributors to the Yankees blogosphere!
The new writers will be expected to complete at least three articles per week. These posts can be analysis pieces and editorials, or game recaps. This is a paid, part-time position with a monthly stipend.
Most importantly though, we’re looking to bring in some fresh voices. We enjoy quality baseball writing as much as anyone, but we don’t want to be restrictive in our search.
Meg Rowley of FanGraphs put it quite nicely in a past listing of her own:
Prior writing experience is strongly preferred, though the bulk of that experience doesn’t necessarily have to be of the baseball variety. We know baseball analysis is more interesting and complete when diverse perspectives and voices are brought to bear on the questions and trends in today’s game, and encourage writers of all backgrounds and identities to apply.
Trust us, we want to hear from you. Not all baseball writing has to be the same in 2021.
Give us a shot!
For your writing sample, you can do both No. 1 AND No. 2 ...
1. Submit a past example of your writing (not necessarily baseball-related) that you feel best represents your quality of work.
2. Pitch an original Yankees-related topic idea that you might write about at some point for an additional article when you’re on the writing staff.
... or you may do No. 3:
3. Pitch an original Yankees-related topic idea AND write about it in no fewer than 550 words.
Details to submit are below. As always, it’s a plus if you have any familiarity with the data provided by Baseball Reference, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, and Baseball Savant (Statcast).
How to Apply
1. Submit your article as a FanPost - If you’re already a member of the PSA community, you can apply by writing a FanPost, though we ask that you indicate at the top of the post that you’d like to be considered for a writing position and that you email your resume to us at pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com. (And make sure we know which FanPost you wrote.)
If you’re new and want to get familiar with the community, the registration form can be found at the bottom of each page.
2. Send us an email - Send your article in a .docx or .pdf attachment to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com. Please include “New Writer Application” in the subject line and attach your resume to the email. Feel free to mention your Twitter handle or any sites that feature your past writing.
Please have your submissions in by 11:59 pm ET on Thursday, July 15th. Thank you!
Vox Media is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.