Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Attention Journalists and Educators: Referee is Hiring … Now

Referee magazine and the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) are looking for high-quality men and women to join our team as full-time employees.

We are growing and we need more people to help us educate and inspire sports officials across the country and around the globe.

We are conducting a national search for three positions. Those positions require a unique set of skills: We are looking for journalists/editors that also officiate. We are also looking for professional educators that also officiate. Here are some specifics:

Editorial Team Members

Among the things we produce:

  • Referee magazine
  • NASO and Association Advantage monthly guides and newsletters
  • Annual and semi-annual books and videos
  • All content for, and four other websites
  • All content for a host of customized officiating apps
  • Print/digital/app/video content for dozens of clients, including:
    • NFHS
    • State high school associations
    • California Basketball Officials Association
    • Washington Officials Association
    • Southern California Volleyball Officials Association
    • CCA
    • NCAA
    • NAIA
    • Local associations
    • Camps/clinics
    • Youth organizations
    • Many others large and small

Last year alone, our company produced 12 monthly magazines, 48 monthly Referee/NASO print/digital newsletters, 50+ books, more than 100 client newsletters (print/online), thousands of pages of web/app content and a dozen training videos. We also manage NASO, the nation’s largest officiating education, protection and advocacy group – including its annual Officiating Summit.

It’s a lot of work – challenging, inspiring, meaningful work. And there’s more work coming. That’s why we are aggressively expanding our team.

Among the Editorial Team requirements: 1. Experience as a print and/or online journalist, with special emphasis on magazine and/or newspaper writing and/or editing. 2. Officiating experience, with emphasis given to those that officiate football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer or volleyball and special emphasis given to those that are multi-sport officials.

Education Team Members

Referee and NASO are also starting a new venture: The Education Department. That team will focus on opportunities for education within the officiating market, such as distance-learning/online education portals, digital/interactive quizzes/tests and video training modules, focused largely on the high school and youth markets for individuals and for groups. It’s an exciting opportunity to help better educate the nation’s sports officials in creative ways.

Among the Education Team requirements:

  1. Experience as an educator, with special emphasis on educators that have used and/or designed digital/online/video learning tools.
  2. Officiating experience, with emphasis given to those that officiate football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer or volleyball and special emphasis given to those that are multi-sport officials.

We deal with sports officiating every day and all day – that’s what we do and that’s who we are. If you love officiating and you love your craft as a journalist or educator, there’s no better place to be.

Because we interact constantly with our other sports officials in the building and with our other departments (creative, marketing, sales, customer service, etc.), we want our employees working with us in the building. That means a relocation to Southeastern Wisconsin. Yes, we recognize that in today’s digital world working from afar is possible. (And we do use freelancers from around the country that do just that.) But for our team, the ones that produce and manage all of this content, the daily interactions mean something … they are invaluable. We want our key workers here. And you will want to be here. It’s the epicenter of officiating.

All of these new positions are full-time and with full benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Apply in writing to:

Referee Enterprises, Inc.
Attn.: Employment

Referee Magazine
2017 Lathrop Ave.
Racine, WI 53405

or e-mail to

These positions will garner a lot of interest – full-time jobs in officiating don’t come up very often. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re looking for a new challenge that takes you to new places – literally and figuratively.

Thank you for your interest in working with Referee.

Referee is an equal opportunity employer that is always looking for potential employees with officiating experience in addition to skills in writing, editing, publishing, design, marketing, sales, customer service and event planning.