Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Jun 2013

SITE NEWS: FO Seeks New Assistant Editor

Football Outsiders seeks a new Assistant Editor. Job responsibilities may include:

  • Analytical research
  • Work on team and KUBIAK projection systems.
  • Writing columns for FO or ESPN Insider
  • Managing the FO mailbag and discussion boards
  • Maintaining databases
  • Managing FO advertising
  • Editing and layout of FO articles
  • Game charting

This is a full-time, entry-level position. ("Entry-level" means it is not going to support you if you have a wife and kids. Seriously, be young and live cheap.) Experience with Excel and statistical analysis is required. Residence in the Boston area is a plus, but far from a necessity. Experience editing a newspaper or website is also a big plus, and I expect applicants to understand how to use proper spelling and grammar. We need people who are reliable and can turn projects around promptly. Please don't be the kind of person who constantly loses the battle with procrastination. (I already fill that slot in the FO management.)

If you are interested, please send a resume and two writing samples -- preferably about sports, and preferably commentary rather than straight reporting -- to mailbag-at-footballoutsiders.com by Monday, July 8, 2013. Please be aware that since we're in hardcore book-writing mode, you won't hear back from us until the middle of July. (That's why you have three weeks to send something in.)

Please do not ask questions about this opening in any of the discussion threads on the site or over Twitter. Any questions you have can be sent to our mailbag.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 18 Jun 2013