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Work in Sports Newsletter vol 48
Don't forget to apply to our newly launched Openly Talent Collective plus ... ESPN Featured Job, Catapult Sports Company Profile, and Top/New Pro jobs of the week!
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In the last week, we’ve added over 20 new jobs to our job board with more being added each day! This week, our featured job is a Sports Data Scientist role with ESPN, and we break down Catapult from a hiring perspective. Top & New jobs this week come from Whoop, Hydrow, Oura, Candy, Puttshack, Catapult, RECUR, Fox Sports, Live Nation, ESPN and more!
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Organization Hiring Profile
Organization: Catapult Sports
Industry: Wearable Technology, Sports Performance & Software Development
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
# of Openings: 53
# of Employees: 550
Category of open roles: Business Analyst, Business Development, Data, Marketing, Operations, Sales, Talent
Featured Job: Senior Marketing Manager - Apply Below
Featured Job of the Week
Project-Sports Data Scientist
Organization: ESPN (NYSE: DIS)
Location: Bristol, CT
Overview: The Sports Data Scientist will be the lead architect in designing and creating a NBA player adjusted plus-minus metric for use across all platforms, including within other predictive metrics. A secondary phase will include the modeling and development of player box score stats predictions, both pregame and in-game. The Sports Data Scientist will work with the Analytics leadership team to define project timelines and delegate duties.
Use advanced mathematics and statistical modeling to formulate sports performance metrics
Identify the key components in these complex formulas and turn them into language that allows them to be readily used in storytelling across ESPN platforms
Work collaboratively through conflicts and gain support from internal project partners and stakeholders with various interests and priorities
Collaborate with Analytics staffers and ESPN technology partners to write scripts, queries and basic code to transform data into automated metrics across our digital platforms and internal research tools
Use strategic analytical approaches and techniques using data to answer sports questions
Why we like it?
This Bristol-based position with the Worldwide Leader is a 24 month project role that could be the perfect fit for a sports-obsessed, data professional. A successful candidate in this role will get to dive into the world of NBA statistics and advanced metrics with the industry leading ESPN Sports Analytics team. Combining best-in-the-industry data with advanced mathematics and statistical modeling skills, ESPN Sports Analytics has created storytelling tools and metrics that have improved the evaluation of team and player performance, such as Total QBR and power ratings for NFL, NBA, college football and college basketball. These products better inform fans and help keep ESPN at the cutting edge of sports statistical analysis.
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