FiveThirtyEight is seeking a reporter to lead our coverage of Major League Baseball. As the original data-friendly sport, baseball is core to our sports coverage — both during the season and throughout the offseason.
We’re looking for a creative writer with a passion for baseball and a firm grasp of the sport’s statistics. This includes traditional sabermetrics, newer metrics like those generated by Statcast and historical data. The ideal candidate has experience covering the sport or an MLB team for a newspaper, magazine, website or major media outlet.
This writer will anchor our MLB coverage with insightful analysis of the game. This will entail writing posts off the news or current trends and producing deeply reported, enterprise projects that contain original research. Most importantly, we want candidates who can pose interesting questions about the current state of baseball and answer them using data. An interest in, or experience covering, other major sports is a plus but not required.
If interested, send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the phrase “MLB Writer” in the subject line.