Seasonal Newsdesk Researcher/Writer at Major League Baseball

| Greater NYC Area
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We are looking for a writer/researcher to help create content for MLB.com. This person will perform a wide variety of tasks contributing to the site’s daily baseball coverage, including assisting with breaking news, developing and executing ideas for original content, performing advanced statistical research, and helping edit and produce stories. The position requires someone who can work collaboratively with other writers and editors, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

  • Respond quickly to help cover breaking news stories
  • Write a variety of articles, including analytical pieces
  • Pitch and execute original content ideas
  • Handle research requests from reporters and editors
  • Keep track of key in-game developments and proactively provide useful statistical context
  • Monitor social media for relevant information
  • Edit and produce articles with MLB.com’s content management system, writing headlines, working with photos, and incorporating multimedia elements

Qualifications

  • Experience as a writer and researcher in a professional setting
  • Consistent availability on nights and weekends
  • Thorough knowledge of baseball, including current players, trends, and modern analytics
  • Ability to conduct research using a variety of public-facing tools in addition to MLB.com, including Baseball-Reference (and the Play Index), FanGraphs and other prominent sites
  • Familiarity with Statcast and BaseballSavant a plus
  • Experience with content management systems and web publishing a plus
  • Knowledge of social media and SEO
  • Basic skills in Photoshop and Excel
  • Strong communication and organization skills
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Located in midtown west Manhattan across from Radio City Music Hall provides easy commuter access. Great restaurants in heart of NYC, let's go!

What are Major League Baseball Perks + Benefits

Major League Baseball Benefits Overview

We know that our employees' performance is directly related the environment that they're in. That's why at MLB, we provide exceptional Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage - premiums 100 percent employer covered - so you can focus on being your best.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision plan has only a $10 co-pay for annual eye exams and maximum out of pocket cost of $25 for glasses and/or contact lens.
Health Insurance Benefits
Health insurance policy covers 100% of premiums, with no deductible and minimum co-pays when in-network.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3 times an employee's annual salary. Premiums 100% employer covered.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Automatic annual employer contribution to 401(k)!
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We often sponsor family oriented events!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We typically host company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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