All open positions you see posted at Baseball Prospectus are paid positions (unless explicitly noted)

    • Director for Core User Experience
    • Staff Writer, Fantasy Team

Director for Core User Experience

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Baseball Prospectus is seeking an experienced director for core user experience, reporting to our CEO, to oversee the teams responsible for the delivery of public-facing web applications and baseball statistics pipelines.

This role will initially manage several part-time contributors and will require high-level individual contribution to our codebase in order to standardize our data loading architecture and continue the development and delivery of features for our web applications.

The director will eventually hire and manage a team responsible for broadening the audience for Baseball Prospectus’ statistics and web applications as the organization expands. This role is also expected to work closely with the directors of the editorial and R&D teams to identify and deliver new reader-facing features.

In addition, the director will join Baseball Prospectus’ senior management circle, helping to guide the organization across all aspects of the business as it expands and elevates its brand.

How we work

  • Baseball Prospectus builds long-running data pipelines in Python.
  • Our primary web applications are written in Python, Django and the Django REST framework.
  • Our backends are hosted on AWS and rely on Postgres and Amazon S3 for persistence.
  • Our frontends are built in JavaScript and the Vue framework.

What you’ll do

  • Work with the CEO and directors from editorial and R&D to identify new features for readers.
  • Implement, test, and deliver new features for core web applications using modern engineering techniques.
  • Deliver, observe and maintain live data updates during the baseball season.
  • Manage your staff, senior managers and software deliverables while working remotely from anywhere in the US.
  • Leverage your 5+ years of experience with software engineering to manage and prioritize a roadmap of new features.

Nice-to haves

  • Familiar with Baseball Prospectus statistics and concepts.
  • Experience with the baseball industry.
  • Comfortable working weekend, holiday or overnight hours during the baseball season.
  • Experience with R for modeling and data transformation.
  • Experience with API design for microservices.

Staff Writer, Fantasy Team

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We’re on a quest for new friends, er, writers, and we’re digging deep through every nook and cranny of the fantasy community to reach that goal. And guess what, if you’re reading this, it could very well be you. Yes, you.

We’re looking for creative people with diverse voices, interesting and distinct writing styles, and some experience playing and writing about fantasy baseball.

It is important to clarify that this is a paid position.

Right now, our opening is at the Staff Writer position. Staff writers are responsible for filing approximately three articles every two weeks, helping answer the call at the Bat Signal, and writing up breaking news for Transaction Analysis articles.

Staff Writer Prerequisites

  • 1-2 years of consistent fantasy writing experience
  • Knowledge of different kinds of fantasy formats

Areas of Expertise or Interest (not all required):

  • Dynasty leagues
  • Head-to-head/points leagues
  • Creating rankings and valuations
  • DFS

Sound good? Good!

If you’re interested, please email and let us know why you think you’d be a good fit for this position. Also, please attach recent samples of your work. We look forward to hearing from you!

Baseball Prospectus does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.