Help wanted: Dodgers Digest seeking feature writer


You may or may not have heard about the recent developments with our own Sarah Wexler. If you missed it, here it is:

Yay Sarah! Sarah will still contribute here, but since the majority of her time will be allocated elsewhere, it appears we at Dodgers Digest could use a new voice.

Now, this isn’t just because Sarah is going all Mike Petriello on us (remember us when you make it big!), it’s also because I’m writing a majority of the features and/or columns on this fine weblog. They’re decent articles, but I’m sure reading the same writing style over and over again on a site with four other writers could get a bit stale.

Stacie is a proud mother and has a job. Daniel has a time-intensive job and is seemingly outside the country for a quarter of the year. And Chad, well, he’s so mysterious that we don’t actually know what’s up with him. In all seriousness, Chad does a lot on the back end for us on top of having significant work commitments.

While #DustinDigest is good sometimes, it’d also be nice to have a different voice for some of the content on this site. I also have a life outside this blog, no matter what some may tell you.

Long story short, we’re looking for a writer. There’s no set quota of articles that need to be written, but when those times come around and no one has a fresh post ready for the next day (possibly excluding weekends), we’d love to have someone else — a reliable someone else — to count on for that awesome #content.

Your main responsibility would be to enterprise your own features, columns, analysis or whatever tickles your fancy — it’s up to you. You’d also be able to write game threads, recaps, player reviews and any other standing pieces we run here at the site.

A good feature generally takes 800-1,000 words to fully develop, explain and defend/opine. We would like you to submit a mock article on any subject you choose related to Dodger baseball. Using resources like Baseball Reference, FanGraphs, Statcast/Baseball Savant and others is highly recommended. Submit a 600-plus word article to our email address [email protected]. We will review it and determine who could be the next writer at Dodgers Digest. A Southern California-based applicant is preferred but not required.

Please submit entries by Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. Résumés and/or clips are also accepted but not required. Just demonstrate you have knowledge of the Dodgers, can come up with your own article idea, find the appropriate information and have it all make sense (i.e., please have some command of the English language, sentence structure, etc.). Also, let us know if you have any past writing experience — Dodgers, baseball or otherwise.

We look forward to reviewing the submissions. Best of luck.

-Dodgers Digest staff

About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.