Join the SoxProspects Team!
At SoxProspects.com, we are always looking for new members to
join our staff. At times, we post specific job openings for
positions of need, and
for some positions we now accept applications year-round. Below is a list of
our specific open postings for positions of need and those positions for which we are
always looking for new teammates. If you are interested in
joining our team and believe you're qualified, please read the
below and apply!
We don’t want to toot our own horn, but
joining the staff at SoxProspects.com is a great opportunity to gain experience
in the field of sports media. Members of the SoxProspects staff
have gone on to write for MLB.com, MiLB.com, the
Baltimore Sun, Newsday, and Baseball Prospectus, among other outlets!
Some staffers who have distinguished themselves over an extended
period have been given other multimedia opportunities such as
writing for ESPN Boston or making appearances on podcasts or
radio. Others who have started by applying for open positions
have gone on to become part owners of the site.
Please note that all
positions on the SoxProspects.com staff are volunteer positions. If you are interested
in applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably
including a resume and a basic overview of your relevant skills and
look forward to hearing from you! Unlike past years, we do not
have a set timeline to fill positions posted below and will fill
them on a rolling basis, so please do not delay! Apologies in advance that we might not
be able to personally respond to every applicant. Thanks to
everyone for their interest!
The following are basic
requirements for all positions on the SoxProspects staff:
• Professional attitude and approach
• Some experience (direct or analogous) related to the position
for which you are applying
• Strong attention to detail
Basic familiarity with SoxProspects.com and the Red Sox minor league
A perfunctory understanding of baseball statistics
Ability to work independently without much hand-holding or oversight. To
be upfront - we all work remotely, there is minimal face-to-face
interaction, and we all have full-time jobs separate from the site.
We are looking for a Staff Editor to join the staff for 2021. The
primary responsibility of the position will be to be one of a rotating
group of editors working on reviewing our daily and weekly
News Page posts. There may also be the opportunity to work on
editing feature stories as needed. Specific requirements
include: (1) editing experience; and (2) availability to edit
stories between at least three days per week, usually either
late at night or early in the morning ET. We
estimate that the time commitment for this position is roughly
hours per week. Ideally we are looking to fill this position
prior to 2021 Spring Training.
We accept resumes for our Staff Writer
position year-round. Responsibilities of the position generally include writing the Cup of
Coffee daily recap once or twice a week, taking a regular turn
compiling our Weekly Notes, and writing other recurring articles on our News
Page such as our monthly and weekly offseason features. Strong
performance could lead to expanded opportunity to contribute to
feature series such as our
2020 Draft Retrospective series. We estimate that the time commitment for this
position is roughly 2-4 hours per week.
We accept resumes for our Web Editor position year-round. The
position's primary responsibility is to
update certain pages of the site on a timely basis using the
Microsoft Expression Web 4 software after
transactions occur in the Red Sox system. The main requirements
are web editing experience and very flexible availability to do
updates on little-to-no notice. We estimate that the time commitment
for this position is roughly 2-4 hours per week.
We are always open to accepting resumes for the Scout
position. To be clear, prior experience in scouting, playing the
game at a highly competitive level, or working for a college or
professional baseball team is required - this is not an
entry-level position for someone who wants to learn about
scouting. A successful applicant will have demonstrated some
competency and/or experience
in player evaluation prior to hiring. Applicants must also have the
ability to regularly attend games played by Red Sox affiliate
clubs, and therefore must also live within a reasonable distance from
parks at which Red Sox affilaites play (e.g., near one or more
affiliates' home parks, or near multiple road parks).