Develop, compile and circulate information about sports and athletes on NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network programming schedule, including but not limited to the NHL, NFL, College Football, Cycling, MLS, EPL and Motor Sports
Maintain accuracy and integrity of on-air content
Work with producers and on-air talent to develop story ideas, gather story-related research, and fact check scripts (both pre-produced and live broadcast)
Prepare on-air talent prior to shows, and provide accurate, on the spot information during broadcasts
Duties include contributing to production and editorial meetings, creating and writing a daily research and story memo for production and talent, and responding to specific research requests
Researchers are expected to become experts in the stories, athletes, rules, results, and histories in every sport televised by NBC Sports and the NBC Sports Network
Be prepare to contribute to research projects across NBC Sports Group properties.
Minimum two (2) years experience with TV-network level sports research and writing
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field.
Strong background in sports journalism - specifically, experience as a senior writer or editor at a college or professional daily newspaper or top line magazine
Experience with providing sports information for on-air broadcasters
Candidates should be creative and independent thinkers and strong, efficient writers
Must be a team player
Must be a self-starter, assertive, and enthusiastic
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Position will require work at nights and on weekends, as needed, with the possibility of regular travel
Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job # 7912BR)
Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
Must be willing to work in Stamford, Connecticut
Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Must be 18 years or older
It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Ability to exhibit flexibility, and relationship building skills
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative, and high-energy environment, with capability to work within target deadlines
Submission of writing samples a plus.
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NBC Universal - 10 months ago