MLB.com seeking stats stringers

MLB.com, the official web site of Major League Baseball, is seeking stats stringers to cover these clubs in 2013 and beyond:
{exp:list_maker}Baltimore/DC (both clubs)
Houston
Kansas City
Oakland/San Francisco (both clubs)
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
San Diego
Seattle
Texas (Arlington)
Toronto
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Stats stringers are responsible for digitally scoring games from major league ballparks, providing the data used in the live content applications on MLB.com, including Gameday and MLB.TV, real-time highlights and text alerts, and by MLB’s business partners.

Responsibilities include:
{exp:list_maker}Arrive at the ballpark no later than one hour prior to the scheduled start time.
Double-check and verify all pre-game information: rosters, umpires, weather conditions, etc.
During the game, enter the results of every pitch and game event (plays, substitutions, etc.).
Work closely with game-night support staff (via AOL Instant Messenger) to ensure proper scoring of all game events and accuracy of data.
After the game, enter all post-game information: winning and losing pitcher, saves, holds, time and attendance.
Validate all stats in software box score against the official box score provided by the official scorer, and print out a final box score and game text for the club PR staff.
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Qualifications include:
{exp:list_maker}Previous experience (including pressbox exposure) with a professional or college sports team, preferably baseball.
Exceptional (and demonstrable) knowledge of baseball and how to score a baseball game.
Strong computer proficiency (Windows OS and Windows-based software) and the ability to quickly learn and operate new software.
Regular availability to attend games in person as required by the schedule: weekdays, nights and weekends.
A “team player” with a great attitude, including but not limited to a willingness to make and learn from mistakes and the ability to work closely and cooperatively (and take direction from) game-night staff..
Professionalism. It’s a fun job and pays people to watch baseball, but it’s also an important job and it’s necessary to take responsibility seriously.
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New stringers undergo an 8-10 week correspondence training program, and co-score several practice games in the ballpark with a returning stringer, before scoring any games solo in the ballpark.

Those interested in applying should send a resume and cover later, addressing the above-listed qualifications, to stats(at)website.mlb.com. Only those who reply to this e-mail address will be considered.

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