Part Time Job

Ticker Researcher

NBC Sports

Stamford, CT 02-15-2021
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  • Paid
  • Part Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Ticker Researcher – NBC Sports


This is a part time project / limited term position with an estimated duration of up to 6 - 12 months, unless otherwise amended or terminated as deliverables within this project are completed.

Role Purpose:
NBC Sports is looking for a freelance ticker researcher to produce and operate the on-air ticker. Because the NBC Sports ticker is direct to air on every live program, the ticker researcher must be able to make editorial decisions, write and edit headlines & sports news stories in a timely fashion, promote key properties and alert engaging audiences, all while operating a piece of on-air technology. The ticker researcher will be accountable for the accuracy and timeliness of all content and must research newsworthy and sport-specific content for all NBC Sports shows and properties.

• Operate the on-air ticker live
• Research, write, edit, and fact check all on-air ticker content
• Make editorial decisions, write and edit headlines and sports news stories in a real-time environment
• Provide NBC Sports ticker with real-time scoring, statistics, updates and all sports news information; be able to properly manage and organize live data
• Write and identify breaking news stories, promotional copy, and program alerts in timely fashion
• Collaborate with production team and research staff to craft ticker content for live studio programming, including both show-specific and general sport information
• Multi-task between content & sponsorships/promotions as part of operating on-air ticker
• Clearly communicate with the control room leadership, master control, and outside technical and data providers to ensure a sound on-air product
• Develop and implement strategy for multiple sport-specific ticker playlists
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
• The ticker researcher must also be familiar with all NBC Sports programming in order to accurately and creatively promote upcoming shows and events

Basic Qualifications
• Minimum one (1) year of experience in sports journalism or related field
• Must demonstrate excellent journalism, writing and typing skills
• Must be detail oriented with a strong knowledge of sports (and NBC Sports properties)
• Must be organized and can multi-task
• Must be able to handle breaking news
• Understand current sports events
• Must be able to handle high volume of work quickly and accurately

Eligibility Requirements
• 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

Desired Characteristics
• Familiarity with live on-air operation is preferred
• Self-starter with demonstrated initiative
• Strong work ethic, positive attitude and leadership qualities
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work on a team, multi-task, and collaborate effectively with others
• Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment