FanGraphs and RotoGraphs Are Hiring by Meg Rowley January 27, 2021 As the 2021 season approaches, we’re pleased to announce that FanGraphs and RotoGraphs are now accepting applications to join our staff. We are hiring for a variety of part-time, paid writing positions. Contributing Writer FanGraphs This is a part-time, paid position. Contributors will be asked to write twice a week. Pay will be commensurate with experience, with the opportunity for additional raises. Familiarity and comfort with the data here at FanGraphs is a requirement, but just as importantly, we’re looking for writers who can generate their own ideas and questions while providing interesting analysis or commentary on the game of baseball. From free agent signings to statistical analysis, teams’ top prospects to in-game strategy, we endeavor to cover it all, highlights to lowlights. Sometimes we do that with a bit of silliness; other times, we’re more serious. But what all of our work has in common is a commitment to asking interesting questions and using rigor, creativity, and the latest analytical tools to find the answers for our readers. RotoGraphs This is a part-time, paid position. Contributors will be asked to write, at a minimum, once a week. Pay will be commensurate with experience and workload, with the opportunity for additional raises. Familiarity and comfort with the data here at FanGraphs is a requirement, but just as importantly, we approach the fantasy game by looking beyond the surface stats to see what drives a player’s performance and use the tools and analytics at our site and across the baseball community to best predict how they might perform going forward. Contributors can take a broad look at the fantasy game generally, or zero in on a particular subject: league type (roto, points, Ottoneu), hitters or pitchers, prospects and dynasty leagues, waivers and FAAB, injury analysis, etc. Application Details Prior writing experience is strongly preferred, though the bulk of that experience doesn’t necessarily have to be of the baseball variety. We know baseball analysis is more interesting and complete when diverse perspectives and voices are brought to bear on the questions and trends in today’s game, and encourage writers of all backgrounds and identities to apply. When applying, please include samples or links to work you’ve published previously, or some new, original content you feel best demonstrates your writing abilities and interests. You may also include a resume, but it is not required for the initial application. Please send us an email at email@example.com with your application materials, using the subject line FanGraphs Writer Application 2021 OR RotoGraphs Writer Application 2021. The subject line is important, as it helps us keep all of the applications organized, differentiates the FanGraphs applications from the RotoGraphs ones, and ensures that yours does not slip through the cracks. You may apply for both positions (please use the subject line FanGraphs/RotoGraphs Writer Application 2021) but keep in mind, the style of writing, as well as the typical subject matter, is different across the two parts of the site. Your application should speak to your fit for both roles. Applications are due by midnight ET on Sunday, February 7. If you feel like you’d be a good fit at FanGraphs or RotoGraphs, please drop us a line. We cannot promise to respond to every application we receive, but we will ensure that every applicant receives serious consideration. A Note on Freelancing… It is our hope that some of the statistical analysis, commentary, and historical research that graced the electronic pages of The Hardball Times will find its way to FanGraphs. If you have original work that you think would be a good fit for the site, but aren’t interested in contributing regularly, we are accepting freelance pitches. Pitches should detail the general topic and thesis of the piece, as well as its anticipated length and time to completion. Our rate for freelance pieces is $100. That rate assumes a piece that is about 1,500 words long, though it can be shorter or longer if discussed and agreed to in advance. Pitches should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “FanGraphs Freelance Pitch.” Please include samples or links to work you’ve published previously. Your pitches are welcome throughout the year, and are not bound to the deadline for contributor applications. Whether it’s a freelance pitch or a contributor application, we look forward to hearing from you.