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Typically, our daily posts focus on the best entry-level jobs for new college graduates. Occasionally we’ll talk about part-time gigs or freelance opportunities if they look especially interesting (and we’re saving internships for our next project… shhh), but we usually like to stay focused on full time jobs for new grads. Well, today we’re going to feature a “job” that is not paid, nor is it full time, but it is a great opportunity that could definitely help you pursue a passion for sports journalism.

MLB Trade Rumors is a blog filled with speculation on the baseball transaction market. It’s run by Tim Dierkes, who just quit his day job to go full time with the blog. Tim is a relatively recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a lifelong Cubs fan. He’s become the go-to-guy for when you want to find the latest on the moves your team might be making. Here’s a little more on MLB Trade Rumors.

Many of you will probably ask, “why would I want to blog for free at MLB Trade Rumors?” We’ll answer, “because blogging is quickly becoming the best way to jump start a journalism career.” Whether you’re looking to build your resume, expand your network, or get your writing in front of tens of thousands of eyeballs, MLB Trade Rumors is a great place to build a reputation as a sports writer. They get over 20,000 unique visitors per day with over 100,000 daily page views. Tim has also developed great relationships with many of the sports writers who cover local MLB teams. And there’s always the chance that with solid performance and further growth of the site, this could become a paying gig.

Tim is looking for 5-10 part-time bloggers to help him write posts and develop the site. Check out his “job posting” (this post has now been deleted) and see if you have what it takes to be a baseball rumor monger.

Although this isn’t really a job opportunity, it has the potential to help you advance your career; moreover, it’s something that you can do from your dorm room while you’re still in college. We want to know if you’d like to see more opportunities like this one or if you’d prefer that we stick to traditional job opportunities. Leave a comment and give us feedback so that we can do our best to keep bringing you intriguing jobs every day.

Note: On April 23rd we revisited entry-level jobs at MLB Trade Rumors.

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2 responses to “MLB Trade Rumors”

  1. Jana Loeb says:

    These posts are nice, but I like the more traditional job posts. But if you had something like this every once in a while, no big deal.

  2. Thanks for your input, Jana. That’s what we were thinking. Stick with jobs that are at somewhat traditional on most days, but occasionally throw in something that’s pretty out there.

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