Camden Chat is looking for a new writer

The 2022 season is shaping up to be the Orioles’ most interesting season since the arrival of Mike Elias and company, and things will only get more interesting from there as the outlook beyond the imminent finish (hopefully again) Adley Rutschman make their way to the top. There has already been a lot to say about this team and there will be a lot more to say over time.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve got things to say about the Orioles, and you’ll have things to say about them as this year progresses. Why not share these thoughts with our audience? We are looking for a new writer to join the Camden Chat team at the start of this season.

This will be a paid position. Really! If you are chosen, you will receive real money every month for writing about the Orioles. What I will be looking for are people who will contribute about three posts to the site per week during the season. If you are staying during the off-season, the expectation for this position is approximately one post per week. For this you will receive $130 per month.

This is going to break down as follows: each week, a daily minor league recap, an opinion/analysis piece and a match recap. Additionally, you will contribute approximately one series preview per month. It’s a mix of routine things for the site and things you’ll hopefully find fun to write about.

Prior writing experience is not required to apply. I had no writing experience when I started on Camden Chat and on top of that I know from past occasions of finding writers here that people with great things to say may never have had a platform to say them before. If you think this could be you, I’d love to hear from you.

If you want to try your luck, send an email to camdenchat AT gmail DOT com that includes the following:

  • A bit about who you are and how you became an Orioles fan
  • Two ideas in mind for a relevant article on Orioles that someone could write right away
  • A 750-1000 word article about one of your ideas from above that you think puts your best foot forward
  • If applicable, feel free to include a few clips of your writing – again, this is not required.

Please do not send me a resume. I am not an HR department. I just ran an Orioles blog and am looking for a good reliable writer. Maybe it’s you.

If you’re new to Camden Chat – which is totally fine – you may not know what the messages look like I’m going to expect. Here is a representative example of each of the first month and more of this season:

The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. on May 25. We will try to have a short list of 3-4 people by the end of Memorial Day weekend. Those on the shortlist will be asked to submit an additional sample, in this case a recap of the game during the 5/31-6/2 series against the Mariners.

If you have any questions about the process, what it’s like to write for Camden Chat, or anything else, ask them in the comments below or email me at address above. If you’re not interested in yourself but think you know someone who is, please share this story with them. I will do my best to respond to all submissions.