Vacancy Filled: Freelance MotoGP Race And Practice Summarizer For MotoMatters.com
This vacancy has now been filled. We are NOT currently hiring at the moment. Thanks to everyone for their applications.
As MotoMatters.com grows and evolves, the time has come to expand our merry band of helpers. To this end, we are looking for someone to provide race and practice summaries for every session of Moto2, Moto3 and MotoGP for the 2013 MotoGP season, and post the results on the website. We need your help.
The goal of this position is to free me, David Emmett, up and allow me to go out and chase more background stories. Instead of spending so much of my time in the media center watching the timing screens and video feed, I want to be in the paddock and pits talking to people and finding out what's going on. Having someone relieve me of the simple but time-consuming task of writing up each race and practice session should allow me to write more, and more interestingly, about what is really going on in MotoGP, and improve the quality of the website. Here is what we are looking for:
Freelance MotoGP Race And Practice Summarizer For MotoMatters.com
To write brief summaries of every free practice, qualifying practice, warm up session and race in all three Grand Prix classes, Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP, and post them on the website, along with formatted results of each session. Such summaries must be neutral and unbiased, regardless of any personal rider, team, national or manufacturer preference you may have.
Perfect command of the English language. The ability to pick out the most important events during a practice session, and summarize them briefly. The ability to summarize a race quickly and succinctly, yet still report it in a gripping way.
Basic knowledge of HTML is essential. A more advanced level of HTML is even better.
Knowledge of Content Management Systems in general, and Drupal in particular, is extremely useful.
Knowledge of the Perl programming language would be ideal, but is not required.
What is expected:
It is expected that you will cover every session of practice and every race on the schedule, regardless of time conflicts in your own time zone. As MotoGP events span at least three days, and always at least one normal working day, you will be expected to schedule your other work to fit around the MotoGP schedule, barring exceptions.
In return for posting results and summaries on the website, you will receive a nominal fee. Payment will be on a per-event, freelance basis.
What you won't get:
This is not a full-time, fully-paid job as a MotoGP reporter. You will not receive permanent accreditation via MotoMatters.com to attend each and every MotoGP race. You will not have any travel or accommodation expenses reimbursed. The amount of money involved for each event is nowhere near enough to cover the cost of attending a MotoGP round. You will not be getting rich.
This is only to write race and practice summaries, nothing more. Comment and news will largely be provided by me, David Emmett.
What you might get:
There is a small chance that you might be able to attend a MotoGP race on behalf of MotoMatters.com. We will not cover any travel or accommodation expenses involved, but there is a chance we might be able to get a pass for your local event.
What you will get:
There is a major chance that your work will be read by those both inside and outside the industry. You will be noticed, which can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Those in the paddock will be either pleased or angry with you, and fans around the world will accuse you of bias. Ideally, fans of all riders will accuse you of bias, in equal measure.
Send an email with either a summary of your work or a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a motivation for your application, by Monday, 1st April 2013. Include links to your work or other online material. Expect to be Googled.