Job Posting: Sports Info Solutions Video Internships

Please note this posting contains two positions.

Company Background:

Former Sports Info Solutions interns have risen rapidly through major league front offices after getting their start watching two to three games per day at SIS. In the words of one former intern and current Vice President of Baseball Operations, “My summer at [BIS] was the best baseball experience of my life.” Major league teams frequently come to us for recommendations when they need to fill a position within their organization, and SIS’ top interns each year routinely land team internships and/or full-time jobs.

SIS takes pride in making their internships great development opportunities for those looking to get their start in baseball. In addition to gaining invaluable experience watching thousands of players across different levels, they offer introductory classes that cover writing scouting reports and using the database management language, SQL. We also provide insight and advice from previous SIS interns who have branched out into a variety of areas in the sports industry.

Position: 2019 Minor League Video Editing Internship

Location: Coplay, PA

Description:
Sports Info Solutions is looking for highly motivated individuals with a desire to work in the baseball industry. In a new position for the 2019 season, SIS is looking for Minor League Video Editors, who will watch and clip video from Minor League games while validating the accuracy of pitch by pitch information. The end result of each Video Editor’s work will allow professional teams and other SIS clients to conduct advanced player and team analysis, specifically relating to advanced scouting and player development. Video Editors will have the opportunity to watch thousands of players across multiple levels of Minor League baseball, while also learning the ins and outs of the baseball statistics industry.

Responsibilities:

  • During overnight shifts, edit video from minor league games, properly marking in and out points for each pitch, ensuring all meaningful action is captured
  • Validate the accuracy of minor league pitch-by-pitch data
  • Assist with the production of the 2020 Bill James Handbook
  • Provide administrative support to the full-time staff

Time Frame:

  • The start date for this position is March 11th, 2019. This position will run through the end of the minor league season, with the last day of employment being Monday, September 2nd, 2019 (Labor Day).
  • This position will require relocation to Coplay, Pennsylvania; working remotely is not an option at this time.

Compensation:
A starting hourly rate of $8.00 and/or college course credit will be offered.

To Apply:
Click here to apply for the 2019 Minor League Video Editing Internship.

Position: 2019 Baseball Video Scouting Internship

Location: Coplay, PA

Description:
Sports Info Solutions is looking for highly motivated individuals with a desire to work in the baseball industry. Video Scouts will have a chance to make an immediate impression on the company. Each Video Scout will be collecting data that is directly used by SIS clients (including major league teams) for advance scouting and evaluation purposes. Not only will the Video Scouts become more familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of hundreds of amateur and professional players, but they will also learn the ins and outs of the baseball statistics industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Score and pitch chart MLB, MiLB and amateur games using specialized computer software
  • Check the accuracy and validity of data
  • Prepare and analyze statistical data for delivery to customers
  • Assist with the production of the 2020 Bill James Handbook
  • Provide administrative support to the full-time staff

Time Frame:
SIS offers two unique start dates for this position. The first begins February 4th, 2019. It will last for a period of four to five months into early June, with the possibility of extending further based on company workload and the Video Scout’s performance. The second begins on March 6th, 2019. This will last five to six months into early September, again with a possibility of extending longer.

Compensation:

  • A starting hourly rate of $7.75 and/or college course credit will be offered.
  • Each Video Scout will also be eligible for regular raises based on performance.
  • There will also be opportunities to sign up to work overtime to earn extra income (opportunities will depend on work levels throughout the year).

To Apply:
Click here to apply for the 2019 Baseball Video Scout position.

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I spent a summer as a BIS video scout (before they became SIS).

This is a great opportunity to break into the industry and get into scouting. Some of my friends from BIS have been working for MLB teams for years following their season at BIS.

This is also a great opportunity to find out if the industry is really for you–you’ll really get accustomed to a weird schedule with lots of weekend work and low pay, and you’ll probably get so burnt out from baseball that you won’t want to watch your favorite team on your days off.

So if you’re just finishing up college and can live cheaply for a year to figure out if working in baseball analytics is for you, then go for it!

Also, there are Wegmans in the Lehigh Valley, so that’s a good reason to spend most of a year there.