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Researcher - Olympic Channel

NBC Sports Group

Location: Stamford, CT
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 6/29/2018

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ResponsibilitiesRole PurposeThe Olympic Channel Researcher is expected to support live and taped broadcasts of Olympic sports, providing research information for on-air talent and production teamsResponsibilities
  • Provide research support for Olympic sports broadcasts
  • Write and edit research documents, such as athlete biographies and event previews
  • Manage effective distribution methods for research information
  • Respond to specific research requests from production personnel and on-air talent
  • Create clear, organized, creative presentations, reports and decks
  • Prepare talent prior to shows and provide accurate, on-the-spot research during broadcasts
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of on-air content
  • Qualifications/RequirementsBasic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 6 months experience (internships included) in sports information, research, broadcast/print journalism and/or related field
  • Sound editorial judgment, attention to detail, and fact-checking ability
  • Working knowledge of various research sources and methods
  • Journalistic writing ability
  • Strong knowledge of and interest in Olympic sports Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Must be willing to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • 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.

    Desired Characteristics

  • Experience working in one or more Olympic sports, particularly network level research and writing
  • Experience providing sports information for on-air broadcasters
  • Experience as a senior writer or editor at a college/professional daily newspaper or top line magazine
  • Experience working in a sports information office
  • Self-motivated, versatile, and energetic
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a group
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines


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