Salary range starting at $60,350 for U.S.-based employees. We are a remote-first company and determine our pay range for this position based on the market rates for Philadelphia, our home base. The salary offered will be based on your experience and skill level.
For candidates outside of the United States, we will calculate a local market rate based on pay for comparable positions in that market and comparable benefits packages when possible.
Annual bonuses are variable and are tied to a percentage of the company's end of year profits and the employee's time worked and salary earned during the year. In the last three years, they have averaged 15% of annual salary.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Sports Reference is looking for a community-oriented marketing professional to join our marketing team. We currently serve a growing 20m monthly users through our Reference sites and our SaaS product, Stathead.com, and are looking to drive brand growth through community engagement and outreach. By tapping into our already engaged user base, our marketing team is on a mission to empower our community to become brand advocates. If you are an experienced community marketer with a passion for Sports Reference, apply today to join our team.
Here are what some members of our user base have had to say about Sports Reference:
“It's nice to know that there are others out there who are so obsessed with baseball history and committed to getting these seemingly inconsequential details *right.* I love that baseball-reference.com is a living, breathing document, and that you go to such lengths to ensure accuracy. Kudos and keep up the amazing work!”
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for creating such a fun and useful site based on the sports that myself and many others love.”
“I would just like to say I really enjoy all the Sports Reference websites! Please keep up the magnificent job you do.”
If you are referring to Basketball Reference.com, YES! A tremendous site and a proverbial plethora of valuable information (box scores, transactions, etc.)!”
“What is the best football site and why is it Pro Football Reference/Stathead?”
“This is what separates Baseball Reference from the other baseball sites on the web. Attention to detail leads the pack.”
“Thanks a lot for the explanation and providing the links. As always, Sports Reference is the best site on the internet.”
Our Purpose and Values
We democratize data, so our users enjoy, understand, and share the sports they love.
Respect for our users, the athletes we cover, and our team;
Craftsmanship in building tools and products
Reliable tools and services that meet our users' needs every day; and
To meet these expectations, we encourage team members to participate in company discussions and share new ideas, features or potential solutions to problems.
Sports Reference has built a community of loyal users via our comprehensive and dependable websites and products, social media accounts, and email databases. We see a significant and unique opportunity to turn these individuals into brand advocates using a strategic, community-focused approach.
The Community Marketing Coordinator will work closely with our Social Media Coordinator and Marketing Director to engage with our user base through email and social media, develop programs to drive brand loyalty, increase user-generated content, support our brand ambassador program, and support creative design efforts. Additionally, this position will contribute to our overall marketing efforts. We’re looking for someone ready to hit the ground running and excited to bring a fresh perspective to our team.
Please visit our jobs website at https://sports-reference-llc.breezy.hr/ and submit your resume and a cover letter for this position. In your cover letter, please be sure to describe any experience with community marketing and your knowledge of the Sports Reference websites.
Goals and Tasks for Your First Year (In rough order of importance)
Must-Reach Goals and Tasks
Consistently engage with our community on social media through replies, direct messages; maximize user-generated content and organic posting with an emphasis on Reddit and Twitter. This will require collaboration with our Social Media Coordinator’s content strategy.
Generate and send daily email newsletters. This is brief, daily work Monday through Friday. Marketing team members share weekend newsletter duties and we expect that this role will be responsible for covering approximately 1 weekend per month.
Contribute to strategic planning and execution of our overall community-focused marketing strategy. This may include supporting virtual events, webinars, email efforts and marketing campaigns.
Support our brand ambassador program. For example, program logistics, ensuring that commitments are being met and attending quarterly feedback meetings.
Engage with our existing Linker user database and consistently conduct outreach to bring in new users.
Attend regular, virtual user interviews conducted by the Product Team to learn more about user behavior and motivations. You will be responsible for relaying these insights back to the marketing team.
Nice-to-Reach Goals and Tasks
Identify partnership opportunities via content creator relationships, company partners and sponsorships.
Launch a new community group via Discord or Slack to drive community engagement
Identify ways to engage our audience on platforms we are not actively creating content for like TikTok, Discord, and/or any new emerging platforms.
Provide creative design support using the Adobe suite.
Complete projects related to company objectives as time and skills allow.
Continue your ongoing professional development, which we will support.
Support overall marketing team efforts and goals as needed.
Qualifications and Skills
A qualified candidate will satisfy the following:
Evidence that you are capable of meeting many of the goals listed above.
Ample experience with any of the Sports Reference sites. Stathead usage is a plus.
This position will have no direct reports at this time.
Have a history of getting things done (and done well).
If you don’t think your application will have evidence that you can meet all of the 'nice-to-reach goals and tasks' above but still are interested in the job and otherwise qualify, please apply. Nobody checks every box—we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas and have some interest and capabilities in others.
Even though we are a small company, Sports Reference has a generous benefits package.
The total value of our benefits package is up to $30,000.
We cover full health and dental insurance costs for full-time employees and their dependent children. We cover 70%-80% of plans for an entire family.
We have a 401k with a match on your contributions up to 4% of your base salary. The 401k has many low cost investing options.
We pay all premiums for company-sponsored life and long-term disability insurance for all employees.
We provide up to $7,000/year in continuing education benefits.
Even if you live in or near Philly, you have the option to work remotely as much as you choose. We generally work a standard workday, but with flexibility to flex hours within that framework.
Any parent welcoming a new child to their family is entitled to 13 weeks of fully paid leave, and up to an additional 26 weeks at half-time.
Employees begin with 18 days of PTO per year and an additional 8 paid company holidays and accrue sick leave at the rate of one day per month.
We will generally buy you whatever equipment will make you the most productive.
We typically will pay for reasonable moving-related expenses related to your acceptance of a position with Sports Reference. Please ask if you have any questions related to this benefit.
We provide a $50/month remote work stipend to cover the cost of internet access and incidental expenses.
For employees outside of the United States, we will work to provide equivalent benefits or additional compensation.
Sports Reference's first site was launched in 2000. We have bootstrapped ourselves to 32 full-time employees and have no venture capital backing.
We are willing to provide accommodations for candidates for whom the timing or structure of our interview process may be challenging. This may include early morning or evening interview times or provide payment to cover child care expenses if needed. If you are applying for a role where verbal communication is not a significant requirement, we may consider an alternative form of interview as is reasonably possible and suitable. Similarly if an extended period of internet connectivity is a challenge, we may consider an alternate form of interview. If we invite you to interview, please let us know of any possibly necessary accommodations.
Sports Reference is a remote-first company. Sports Reference is located in Philadelphia and non-Philadelphia candidates will be considered on an equal footing to those who are local. Presently, all Sports Reference employees are working remotely at least some of the time. We have re-opened our office, but well over half of our team is full-time remote and those in Philly are in the office on days of their choosing.
This is a full-time position.
Employment at Sports Reference LLC is at-will and this position is an at-will appointment.
Applicants are generally preferred to have a legal right to work in the United States. Please let us know in your application if you do not have the right to work in the United States. We have hired two employees located outside of the United States, so we will consider foreign applicants.
100% of our merchandise sales support youth sports.
Sports Reference is a growing company, and your work will be highly visible and have a definite and immediate impact (Read about us in the New York Times and The Athletic ($)). We reach over 20 million users each month and served over 1.5 billion pages in 2022.
Sports Reference provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, civil union status, color, discrimination, domestic partnership status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, marriage to a co-worker, mental or physical disability or illness, military service, military and veteran status, national origin (including physical, cultural, or linguistic characteristics), nationality, parental leave, pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), race (including traits that are historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles, including braids, locks and twists), religion, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual or affectional orientation (actual or perceived, whether or not traditionally associated with the person’s designated sex at birth), status with regard to public assistance, transgender identity, unfavorable discharge of military status (less than “honorable” but not “dishonorable”), or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances, or on the basis of sports franchise preferences.
We democratize data, so our users enjoy, understand, and share the sports they love.
- Respect for our users, the athletes we cover, and our team;
- Craftsmanship in building tools and products
- Reliable tools and services that meet our users' needs every day; and
- Data democratization.
Our sites are used worldwide every day by professionals and non-professionals alike. They are: Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Hockey-Reference.com, SR/College Football, SR/College Basketball, FBref.com, and Stathead.com.