FanGraphs Is Hiring! Seeking a Full-Time Associate Editor

The application period for this position is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

FanGraphs is now accepting applications to join our staff as a full-time associate editor.

The associate editor will work with the managing editor and the FanGraphs staff to publish daily baseball analysis and help shape the site’s editorial strategy. From free agent signings to statistical analysis, baseball’s top prospects to in-game strategy, we endeavor to present a holistic view of today’s game to our readers. Familiarity and comfort with advanced statistics is a requirement, as is a firm understanding of the current public research landscape. Just as importantly, we’re looking for an editor who displays good editorial judgment, as well as a talent for helping writers sharpen their ideas and hone their authorial voice. The associate editor will also manage FanGraphs’ social media accounts, and will have the opportunity to contribute written work of their own.

Key Responsibilities

  • Edit stories from start to finish for quality, factual accuracy, context, style and grammar
  • Ensure writers adhere to the site’s publication schedule
  • Craft social media posts highlighting FanGraphs stories, site news and initiatives, and merchandise, with an eye toward increasing site engagement and traffic
  • Monitor baseball news to assist in story/idea generation
  • Pitch and write stories when applicable
  • Help organize long-term projects and coverage

Skills

Minimum Skills:

  • Strong news judgment, a keen eye for detail, and high standards for accuracy and clarity
  • Deep familiarity with modern baseball statistics and the public research landscape
  • Ability to detect and enhance individual authorial voices
  • Basic competency and familiarity with G-suite, email, and Slack
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings as required by the baseball calendar and news cycle
  • College degree or equivalent experience

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with the SABR style guide
  • Experience working within a WordPress CMS
  • Familiarity with SEO and other concepts that make our articles easier to find and read

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. As FanGraphs is a web-based company, relocation is not required; this job can be completed from most geographic locations, as long as you have reliable internet access and are willing to work during the hours that readers in the United States are awake. Some weekend and evening work will be required.

If you think you’d be a good fit for the site, please send us an email at wanted@fangraphs.com with your application materials, using the subject line “FanGraphs Full-Time Editor Application – 2024”. The subject line is important, as it helps us keep all of the applications organized and ensures that yours does not slip through the cracks. When applying, please include a current resume, along with any samples of your written work you feel would give us a sense of your voice and perspective on the game. If for some reason you are unable to submit your application using the wanted@fangraphs.com email address, simply fill out a contact form with the same subject (“FanGraphs Full-Time Editor Application – 2024”), and you will be provided with an alternate email address for submission.

However you send us your application, please do so by Friday, January 12. We can’t promise to respond to every application we receive, but we will make sure every applicant receives serious consideration.

We look forward to hearing from you.

FanGraphs encourages candidates of all backgrounds and identities to apply. FanGraphs does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical and/or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.





David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.

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LightenUpFGmember
1 month ago

I know that this posting is one big ruse and that the only way to get the job is to find the obscure grammatical typo in this post. Must… find… the typo…

Cave Dameron
1 month ago
Reply to  LightenUpFG

Does missing the oxford comma count as a typo? It should

dezremember
1 month ago
Reply to  Cave Dameron

To h3ll with the oxford comma. I say “TO H3LL WITH IT, SIR!”

Oh, Beepy.
1 month ago
Reply to  Cave Dameron

Given that they specify the need to identify and enhance authorial voices, you really would need to first consider whether the lack of Oxford comma is stylistic.

Last edited 1 month ago by Oh, Beepy.
Dan Szymborskimember
1 month ago
Reply to  Oh, Beepy.

No, just sadistic.

Moatemember
1 month ago
Reply to  LightenUpFG

Ahh yes, the “Last Starfigher” style interview.