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Sports Statistics

Here are some links and ideas for students and fans interested in becoming Sports Statisticians.

Talent Statistician

ESPN

Bristol, CT


The Talent Statistician will have a key role in helping shape the broadcast of a sports event by effectively communicating important statistics and game trends to announcers and graphics producers.

This is a Recurring Position.

Responsibilities

• Research and understand the storylines and statistics of each team.
• Confirm Starting lineups, officials and any other pregame information needs of the production crew.
• Help answer questions regarding plays that just happened. For example, in a basketball game: Which player was the foul on? Was the last shot a 2 or 3 point field goal?
• Identify trends and statistics that help tell the story of the game.
• Communicate stats and trends to announcers effectively without interrupting or intruding on their flow of the game. Answer any questions the announcers may have.
• Concisely communicate stats and trends to Graphics Producers over headset. Answer and questions the Graphics Producer may have.
• When they are available, work with teams’ SID/PR people to get information or questions answered.

Basic Qualifications

• Good knowledge of sports history, rules, procedures, statistics and terminology.
• Strong communication skills (in person and over headset).
• Professional demeanor (representing ESPN in public, courtside or in broadcast booth).
• Experience working with statistics on a sports broadcast (As a Talent/Official Statistician or as a Graphics Producer).

Preferred Qualifications

• Strong math skills.

Required Education

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

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Additional Information:

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.This job is no longer available. Click here to view current job listings.

USA Today story on Mark Aronoff, Talent Statistician

1995 Article on Aronoff

 

Here are some links to find information about how to do sports statistics.

NCAA Statisticians’ Manual and Resources

High School Statistics Manual

More to come.