Nate Silver’s New FiveThirtyEight Wants to Hire More Nate Silvers

Nate Silver, American statistician, political forecaster and author of 'The Signal And The Noise', appears at a photocall prior to an event at the 30th Edinburgh International Book Festival, on August 13, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the worlds largest annual literary event, and takes place in the city which became a UNESCO City of Literature in 2004.
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ESPN’s reboot of the FiveThirtyEight brand is in its beginning stages, but star blogger Nate Silver needs to first find some more people as good as he is: The site is seeking three people for “high-profile” positions and the requirements are quite strict. The ideal candidates must “write clearly about complex ideas,” have “demonstrated aptitude in conducting original statistical analysis,” and — it is “strongly” preferred — “have a demonstrated track record of writing for the broader public.” (Also, potentially: reporting skills, programming skills, and chart skills.) In other words, be Nate Silver, or in his own words, be “perfect.” The site has verticals planned in sports, economics, and politics, and ESPN also needs a managing editor to boss all these geniuses around. Good luck!