Maybe it’s that we’re owned by ESPN or something, but our sports coverage is one of the most popular subjects on our site. At the moment, though, it is spread among three editors, and we’ve decided it’s time to consolidate it under the direction of a new senior editor for sports. The person in the position, who will report to the managing editor, will be in charge of breaking sports news, features, and projects related to major events like the World Cup, the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Olympics.
We’re looking for someone who loves the subject in the passionate and geeky way the site itself does, appreciating both the drama of a game and the numbers behind it. It’s not easy translating stats and metrics for the common fan, but we have the best staff anywhere doing it every day, and working with them promises to be a great deal of fun.
The role, which is based in New York, requires editing and managing experience; for details, and to apply, go to the ESPN careers website.
If you have questions about the job, please email david.firestone (at) fivethirtyeight.com. We’d love to hear from you.