The Official Scorer (O.S.) makes and announces all game decisions involving judgment calls based on Rule 9 of the Official Baseball Rules, clarifying scoring rules interpretation to club and media personnel when necessary. The O.S. works with Major League Baseball Stringer to approve and submit the official game report to Major League Baseball.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Arrive at the ballpark no later than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Collect rosters and other applicable information and be set up at assigned seat in press box before first pitch.
Keep a detailed scorecard of the game, focusing on every pitch and play.
Keep communication with MLB Stringer, media, broadcasters and other press box officials with updates regarding judgement calls, pitching changes, substitutions, first pitch, weather, etc.
Coordinate approval of the official post-game report with the MLB Stringer prior to its transmission to the MLB statistician.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience & Skills:
Exceptional (and demonstrable) knowledge of the Official Baseball Rules, and especially Section 9 of Official Baseball Rules.
Effectively utilize approved online tools designed to enhance performance and communication with essential game personnel.
Ability to clearly communicate information and to effectively clarify Official Scoring Rules and scoring decisions, when necessary, to club officials and others.
Demonstrate good judgment on applicable plays requiring decisions.
Attention to detail in keeping a scorecard and tracking game totals for each player and team.
Demeanor to accept constructive criticism and instruction, and patience to deal with critique of performance from various parties (i.e. clubs, players, media).
Collaborative spirit with colleagues at MLB, other Official Scorers, team officials and others.
Previous Official Scoring experience in professional or amateur baseball is strongly preferred but not required
Strong experience in posting to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels, preferred
Basic experience in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
Strong written and interpersonal skills. Writing samples required.
High level of professionalism with ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment.
Superior attention to detail and deadline orientation.
Ability to work efficiently
This job operates in a press-box setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a part-time position and hours are strictly tied to Sugar Land Space Cowboys home games during the 2023 season. Due to the nature of this position, the position requires hours of work and days that include frequent nights, weekends, and holidays.
No travel is expected for this position.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.