Contract Job

Desk Editor - Regional Network

NBC Sports

Stamford, CT 09-28-2021
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Freelance Desk Editor - NBC Sports Regional Network

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.
• Produce and edit content on the regional sports networks of NBC as part of a 24/7 sports news cycle, including monitoring wires, editing copy, writing headlines, programming complementary video content and managing day-to-day story placement.
• Program editorial content across multiple apps and digital platforms, including connected devices and mobile.
• Optimize and package written content for SEO and external partners to maximize sharing, and engagement.
• React to news surrounding the core sports covered by the NBC Sports regional sports networks, including the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB.

Qualifications/Requirements
Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism or Digital Media or equivalent work experience
• Minimum two (2) years' experience working in digital media or newsroom
• Excellent writing and editing skills required
• Proficiency with Photoshop
• Ability to apply analytical thinking to daily tasks
• Ability to work long hours as needed, including weekends and holidays

Eligibility requirements
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through 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
• In-depth knowledge of successful digital content strategies
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to watch our network and view our website on a regular basis
• Bilingual in Spanish and English (speaking/writing) a plus
• General understanding of digital livestreaming platforms
• Basic knowledge of core NBC Sports properties, such as Sunday Night Football, NASCAR, Premier League, NHL, Olympics, Notre Dame Football, Golf, strongly preferred

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0n4we-3-238-232-88-42 in your application.