Major League Baseball’s Content Group and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Department have partnered to launch MLB.com’s Diversity Fellowship program. The 9-month initiative is designed to attract recent graduates with diverse backgrounds and prepare them for roles in the Content Department and the baseball industry at-large with a full season on the Content team. With a focus on attracting well-qualified underrepresented applicants, MLB aims to grow the visibility of those with diverse backgrounds within the industry by placing individuals who successfully complete this program directly into hiring pipelines with clubs.
The Diversity Fellowship for MLB.com features training, one-on-one mentorship from senior editors/reporters and seeks to create experiential learning opportunities in a professional environment. Some positions will be remote while others will be based in New York City. There will be opportunities for all selected participants to visit the Commissioner’s Office in New York and to network with staff and sit in on meetings with other departments. Fellows will also have an opportunity to assist in the coverage of an MLB jewel event, a list that includes the 2023 All-Star Game, 2023 Little League Classic, 2023 London Series and more.
The program will take place from March through mid-November. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, but MLB will continue accepting applications beyond this date until the positions are filled. Please apply ASAP if interested in being considered.
Areas of focus:
- General reporting
- Breaking News
- Las Mayores (if applicable)
Candidates should upload their resume and a cover letter that details career aspirations and why they should be considered for the diversity fellowship. MLB will provide a lodging stipend for the participants selected for the program.
Per the NYC pay transparency law, the hiring range for this position is an hourly rate of $25. The actual offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your work experience, education, skills, and any other factors Major League Baseball considers relevant to hiring decisions.