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Python Engineer

Chat Sports delivers curated sports news in one social feed. Users choose their favorite teams and follow friends to get relevant updates from thousands of sources—from ESPN and blogs to local papers. Plus, each newsfeed shows the articles that your friends read, allowing totally seamless social sharing.We have millions of monthly users and are growing at an incredible pace.

If you're interested in the challenge of redefining sports media, we’d love to talk!

The Job:

As a Python Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work on our highest profile projects. You will contribute to all aspects related to engineering, technical design and development. You'll get to play with highly scalable technologies while learning to build robust applications and RESTful APIs using Django, 3Scale, etc. We are growing extremely quickly and are looking for talented individuals to help us scale our product to handle millions of sports fans. Being that we’re a small startup, we expect all member of the team to be comfortable having multiple responsibilities and being able to write test-driven, clean maintainable code. We expect you to be that leader – someone to share knowledge with the team and help propel us to be that leading mobile sports media company.



Who You Are:

  • 3+ years of experience of Python development and 5+ years of experience in software development
  • A CS degree from a top-tier university
  • Highly skilled at Python and MySQL, experience with Elastic Search is a plus
  • Strong Linux user with good understanding of command line tools and basic shell scripting
  • Strong with django, or proficient in many other MVC frameworks. Specifically, must be proficient in wielding an ORM
  • Analytical and adept at problem solving with strong attention to detail
  • Experience with HTML/JavaScript web application development, (JQuery, Backbone.js, bootstrap, d3.js, IPython) is a plus
  • Strong problem-solving skills in a fast-paced environment
  • A passion for user experience
  • A love for consumer mobile products and an interest in sports and sports media

More on Chat Sports, we are:

  • A fast-growing (10 employees), funded startup located in Soma area of San Francisco (right near CalTrain & BART)
  • A visible web and mobile property that can provide you a LOT of exposure
  • Trying to redefine how people consume sports news and video
  • A fun, fast paced company
  • Able to provide lunch daily and a monthly transportation reimbursement
  • Backed by top-tier investors, including Rothenberg Ventures

Join Us: Shoot an email to CEO James Yoder (james@chatsports.com) with your LinkedIn profile or resume along with a quick intro why you are the ideal candidate.

This is a paid position that will require you to work out of our headquarters in San Francisco

Staff Writer - Full Time

Chat Sports delivers curated sports news in one social feed. Users choose their favorite teams and follow friends to get relevant updates from thousands of sources—from ESPN and blogs to local papers. Plus, each newsfeed shows the articles that your friends read, allowing totally seamless social sharing. We are looking for talented writers to help us provide timely content, social media updates, and push notifications to our millions of users.



The Job:

We're looking for knowledgeable, creative sports writers who are obsessed with all sports and are looking forward to diving right in and helping us expand our original content coverage, mainly focusing on college football, NFL, NBA, and MLB. The ideal candidate understands how to use social media to acquire traffic and has a strong understanding of search engine optimization.


Candidates Must:

  • Live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have proven experience in sports writing
  • Possess the ability to produce high-quality content without constant supervision or coaching
  • Be a self-starter who can get through roadblocks on their own
  • Have the ability to work on a tight deadline and turn projects around quickly
  • LOVE Sports. Watch SportsCenter religiously
  • Proven ability to acquire viral traffic
  • Be enjoyable to work with
  • Be highly proficient on new platforms and the different ways that people are communicating and sharing online

More on Chat Sports, we are:

  • A small, funded startup located in Soma area of San Francisco (right near CalTrain & BART)
  • A visible web and mobile property that can provide you a LOT of exposure
  • Trying to redefine how people consume sports news socially on web and iPhone
  • A fun, fast paced company
  • Able to provide lunch daily and a monthly transportation reimbursement
  • Backed by top-tier investors

Join Us: Shoot an email to CEO James Yoder (james@chatsports.com) with your LinkedIn profile and resume, a recent writing sample, as well as a quick intro going over why you are the ideal candidate to join us for the next 6 months (and beyond).

This role will require you to work out of our headquarters in San Francisco, CA - remote candidates will not be considered.

Content Contributor

Chat Sports delivers curated sports news in one social feed. Users choose their favorite teams and follow friends to get relevant updates from thousands of sources—from ESPN and blogs to local papers. Plus, each newsfeed shows the articles that your friends read, allowing totally seamless social sharing. We are looking for talented writers to help us provide timely content, social media updates, and push notifications to our millions of users.


The Opportunity:

The Chat Sports Contributor Program was created as a platform for aspiring sports writers to gain experience, work with a professional writing staff, and build their digital writing portfolio. We’re looking for smart, passionate writers with a desire to showcase their writing skills for a larger audience.

Our writers have powered 100’s of millions of page views, and some have been featured on Yahoo Sports, Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports. Additionally, Chat Sports has been a launching pad for numerous writers' careers. Our alumni have landed prestigious writing gigs for companies like ESPN, Fox Sports, USA Today, the NBA, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and the USTA.

As a writer on Chat Sports, some of the exciting opportunities you'll have are:


Create compelling, original content

We’re looking for writers who can do more than write game analysis. Chat Sports writers profile top recruits, coordinate draft coverage, interview star players, analyze trade rumors, and cover breaking news. The articles you write will be a mix of assigned topics from our staff, and topics you chose to write on your own.


Spearhead investigative assignments

From time to time, we may ask you to report on a specific topic related to your team – it’s up to you to get the quotes and information that’ll make the story come together.


Full-time job opportunities

Our 3 full-time writers have all started as contributors and proved they were the best of the best, leading to full-time sports journalism jobs.


JOIN US

To throw your hat in the ring, please email James at writers@chatsports.com with the email subject: Contributor. Please include the following: A resume’. Linkedin profile, your Twitter URL, and links to any recent articles you’ve written.


Please note: This is an unpaid position

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