Some of you may have seen the recent announcement of Crooklyn Banks' departure from the writers' ranks here at Silver Seven, which was too bad. But the good thing is it mean there's now an opening in the roster for a prospect correspondent, and we're looking at some of the promising prospects in the system (yeah, I'm looking at you) and thinking there just might be a good fit out there.
Interested? Well then read on for some answers to what I assume would otherwise be frequently asked questions. Should you have other questions, don't hesitate to contact me at the e-mail address I will provide at the end of this post, or in the comments right here.
What does a prospect correspondent do?
Basically, you'd be tasked with keeping track of the Senators' prospects in the various leagues around the world--Europe, Canadian junior, the ECHL, the AHL, and even noobs to the NHL--and keep readers posted on how their seasons are going.
(Read on for more, including information on how to apply... )
How much time will I have to spend?
That's really up to you. Last season, our prospect correspondent watched every single Binghamton Senators game and checked in with weekly 'Prospect Rundowns.' You could co-opt that weekly format for yourself, if you'd like, but you've also got a good degree of freedom to take charge of the prospect file and really make it your own. Have you got an idea to cover the prospects in a novel and informative way? We'd love to hear it.
As a rough estimate, I'd say anywhere from two to five hours per week of research and writing would probably be about what you can expect to spend--unless, of course, you wanted to really sink your teeth into things.
Why would I want to do this?
I can think of no better time than right now to really get psyched about the Ottawa Senators prospects. The team has arguably more skill for this upcoming season than ever before, and that's going to make it interesting to follow their development: You'll be following the reigning Calder Cup Champions, after all.
You'll also get to flex your writing muscles. Writers get better with practice, and although we're just a humble blog trying to find our way on the Internet, but good writing is good writing, and you'll be able to add what you write here to any portfolio you may be assembling. Or you could just do it for fun; this community is a lot of fun to be a part of.
What do I have to do to apply?
I have two questions for prospective applicants:
- The technical: How would you self-assess your writing?
- The personal: Why do you want to write about the Senators' prospects on Silver Seven?
All applicants are asked to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with their answers to those questions.
Hope to hear from you!