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MLB Writer

NBC Sports Group

Location: Stamford, CT
Job Status: Full-Time
Posted/Updated: 11/26/2019

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Responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: This is a project / limited term position with an estimated duration of up to 12 months unless otherwise amended or terminated as deliverables within this project are completed.

Role Purpose

The MLB writer will be responsible for writing original content regarding the key MLB news and events of the day as well as targeted analysis and some opinion articles.

Responsibilities

  • Write original and insightful posts on keyMLB news and events of the day.
  • Cover breakingMLB news stories with quick, concise analysis
  • Work closely with additional NBA writers and contributors on NBCSports.com and Rotoworld to ensure complete day-part coverage
  • Promote NBC Sports and NBC Sports Regional video on demand within stories and create supporting text content for relevant video as needed.
  • Maintain an active social media presence, promoting the relevant content you create and the content of the other writers on the team - but also adhering to NBC Universal's social media standards.
  • Monitor the conversation on the site by the community offans commenting on news


Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum three (3) years' experience in editorial environments
  • Minimum two (2) years' Internet experience related to the MLB


Additional Qualifications
  • Understanding of social tools available on the web and how they can be applied to content
  • Particular understanding and use of Twitter
  • Extensive analytics expertise and experience


Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • 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

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, to meet deadlines, and multi-task
  • Proficient at discerning story lines and analyzing stories
  • Familiarity with HTML and/or web-authoring tools and software
  • Familiarity with AP style and the ability to create clean copy
  • Strong comfort level with video and audio editorial presentation
  • Team player who is comfortable working with editors




 

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