Job Posting: Braves Major League Operations Intern

Position: Major League Operations Intern

Location: Atlanta, GA

Description:
Support the Major League Operations group through the creation of tools for displaying and disseminating data, statistics, and other baseball-related information. The ideal candidate has a strong technical background and can work independently on self-contained projects, as well as an understanding of baseball research concepts and modern gameplay strategies.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop tools and visualizations for disseminating statistical concepts.
  • Conduct research projects for the Major League Operations group.
  • Help build database and reporting infrastructure to support Major League advance report and coaching staff needs.
  • Summarize project results in succinct, actionable format and present findings to the group.
  • Opportunities for other ad-hoc contributions to the Major League advance scouting process.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated track record as self-starter through independently-produced projects and/or writing (via online publication, etc.).
  • Strong foundation in the application of statistical concepts to baseball data and the translation of data into actionable baseball recommendations.
  • Required: Advanced-level capabilities in R and SQL.
  • Preferred: Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl) and web development experience with Python Flask.
  • Preferred: Demonstrable independent research (published or unpublished) using publicly available datasets (i.e. PITCHf/x, Statcast, etc).

Duration:
Early June through August, with potential opportunity for future full-time employment.

To Apply:
Please email relevant materials, research, and resume to bravesopsjobs@gmail.com.

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Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs, the host of FanGraphs Audio, and the co-co-host of Effectively Wild. Her work has previously appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside.

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Michael
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Michael

That’s a whole lot of qualifications for what’s probably an unpaid internship

Skin Blues
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Skin Blues

There’s a huge supply of labour that’s willing and able to do this for free for 3 months to get their foot in the door. Prove yourself as a valuable asset, and if they really want you in August, they’ll pay up.

Bryz
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Exactly what Skin Blues said. If you’re not willing to do the job, there are 100 other applicants ready to step in.

tb.25
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tb.25

Like me.

(please Braves check this comment section *fingers crossed*)

Anon21
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Anon21

I take it that Michael’s point is not that the Braves risk attracting too few qualified candidates, but rather that it is a bad thing that insanely profitable MLB franchises are allowed to pay interns (and minor leaguers) little or nothing.

ChippersJonesing
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ChippersJonesing

This isn’t just true of the MLB (or sports) either.

Anon21
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Anon21

True, although in the case of minor leaguers, the major league teams’ legalized anti-competitive conduct is holding salaries down.

Anyway, unpaid internships are bad in general–they allow companies to get free labor that they should be paying for, and they give an undeserved leg up to young people who come from wealthy backgrounds and can afford to devote several months or a year to a job that doesn’t pay.