Sportsdata AG, a brand of Sportradar, is offering an interesting job for acquired sports fans in a freelancer position. The job requires successful candidates (only USA) to attend sports venues for gathering sports statistics, and deliver them in real-time. The sports available include football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and ice hockey.
The sports data journalist's main responsibility involves consuming live sporting events in order to record events using our mobile applications.
Our system is based on a unique, fully automated data extraction and supervision technology for the highest quality standard, combined with a complex scout and video signal monitoring system.
The data collection will be done from the venue therefore we seek applicants from all across the USA. Applicants need to begin in an unpaid simulated training environment until he/she proves capable of scouting an event due to our quality requirements. The training requires the applicant to cover an online match as if they were covering from the venue. Training takes 1-2 attempts depending on the level of sports knowledge.
Watch major sporting events and record events in real-time for statistic gathering.
Remain knowledgeable of the rules of the sport and the teams/players involved.
Comply with the moral code of the profession.
Observe kick-off times, and venue details and inform us when there are changes.
PAYMENT Payment is competitive. Compensation is based on a match-by-match basis dependent on the successful completion of the data collection.
Roles and Responsibilities
Demonstrable experience with modern communication devices.
Good sporting knowledge.
Located within the general area of professional / college sport events and have access to local networks where match broadcasts are available.
Integrity and morality.
Good observation and deduction skills.
Own or able to obtain a modern device suitable for data collection (Android/iOS devices, laptop computer).