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Baseball Analytics Trainee - Cincinnati Reds (Cincinnati · OH)

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Internship: Internship
Department: Baseball Operations
Job Title: Baseball Analytics Trainee
Reports To: Director of Baseball Analytics
Job Purpose: Assist the Baseball Analytics department’s research and development efforts within new and existing applications. The person in this role will be trained and equipped to have an immediate impact on the outputs of Reds Baseball Analytics. While the role will primarily be focused on analytics, there will be opportunities to gain general baseball operations experiences as well.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Major League Operations and Player Development departments to design and implement statistical analyses.
  • Generate ideas for new models and tools to improve on-field and front office operations.
  • Assist Analytics and Baseball Operations staff with data analysis, preparation, maintenance and collection.
  • Assist in designing, developing, testing and implementing models and metrics utilizing appropriate tools and techniques.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • A deep love of baseball. You will be working with some of the most data-hungry stakeholders in the game. You should be as passionate about using data to make our team better as they are.
  • Understanding of typical baseball data structures, and knowledge of current baseball research, statistics and strategy.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis, machine learning, and predictive modeling.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical software (e.g. R, Python).
  • Familiarity with SQL.
  • Ability to take requests from non-technical stakeholders and make compelling products.

Work Environment:
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Hours may periodically include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Remote working accommodations are available.
  • Flexible start date: Qualified candidates should be available to start between January and June 2022.

  • Adhere to Cincinnati Reds Organization Policies and Procedures.
  • Act as a role model within and outside the Cincinnati Reds Organization.
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Meet Department productivity standards.

Equal Opportunity Statement:
The Cincinnati Reds are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Cincinnati Reds to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, military or veteran status, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The above description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Additional duties, as assigned, may become part of the job function. The duties listed above is, therefore, a partial representation not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Job Questions:

  1. Briefly describe a project or experience that you think is relevant to your application (< 150 words). If willing/able, please provide a link to any relevant documentation of your work (such as a publication, informal writeup, code, etc).

  2. List and rank your familiarity/competency with any relevant technologies from most familiar/competent to least familiar/competent. Relevant technologies can include programming languages, baseball technology and data structures, packages, other software, etc. Please be as specific as possible.

  3. In your own words, describe the baseball metric FIP and your thoughts on the positives and negatives of using this metric to evaluate players (< 200 words).

  4. How did you hear about this position?

  5. When are you available to start?

  6. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?

  7. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status?