Job Posting: Miami Marlins Baseball Analytics Intern

Position: Miami Marlins Baseball Analytics Intern

Location: Miami

Description:

The Baseball Analytics Intern will assist Baseball Operations decision-making through the analysis and research of baseball information. The specific day-to-day responsibilities of this position will vary depending on the baseball calendar, but it requires a general knowledge of how to use objective data to answer baseball-related questions, with a strong preference for a candidate possessing an established foundation of statistical and database management skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced statistical analysis on large datasets in order to assist in the decision-making of the Baseball Operations department.
  • Expand upon existing analytical strategy by improving existing resources and creating new databases, models, and reports.
  • Perform ad-hoc research projects as requested and present those results in a concise, straightforward manner.
  • Monitor publically available baseball research.
  • Provide administrative support and complete general intern duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and passion for the game of baseball.
  • Ability to communicate baseball analytics concepts to individuals with diverse baseball backgrounds.
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to self-direct.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays during the season.
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant practical experience required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Familiarity with current state of freely available baseball research required.
  • Knowledge of ball tracking data (e.g. Pitch F/X, TrackMan, etc.) strongly preferred.
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL strongly preferred.
  • Experience with R statistical software package strongly preferred.
  • Experience with at least one scripting language (e.g. Perl, Python, Ruby) a plus.

Compensation:
This position is compensated.

To Apply:
Interested applicants can email their materials to marlinsinternships@gmail.com.

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Paul Swydan used to be the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for Boston.com and The Boston Globe. Now, he owns The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Acton, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan. Follow the store @SilUnicornActon.

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