Full Time Job

Staff Writer - National Basketball Recruiting

CBS Interactive

New York, NY 07-28-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description


Brand Overview:

247Sports is a digital enterprise focused on delivering original college sports and recruiting news on a team-by-team basis to passionate sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms.

Role Details:

We are looking for a new team member who is passionate about college basketball, athletics. Ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in a team environment and has strong communication skills. In this role, you play a key part in our National recruiting coverage - providing content for our audience and our premium subscribers along with interacting with them on our message boards.

Your Day-to-Day:
• Report and provide free and premium written updates on college basketball recruiting news, trends, and contribute to 247Sports rankings.
• Write or contribute to national features regarding working with our regional and National recruiting experts.
• Cover key recruiting events throughout the year to gather interviews and provide unique content for our users and subscribers.
• Provide exciting and relevant news and updates to our teamsites, experts, and desk that reflects the high standards of our 247Sports brand.
• Continually provide ideas and insights to the larger recruiting team on a regular basis
• Update recruiting database to provide users with most up-to-date and accurate information.

Key Projects:
• Build relationships and develop sources to provide premium information and break news.
• Provide original and quality team content to help grow team site audience and message board community.
• Work with national editorial to provide comprehensive coverage on national recruiting news.


What you bring to the team:

You have -
• Experience covering and reporting on college basketball
• Must be able to travel and work flexible hours including nights and weekends
• Experience in multimedia especially shooting and editing photos and doing video.
• Strong interpersonal and communication abilities

You might also have -
• Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
• Experience on camera for video features around football and basketball coverage

Company Profile
CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of ViacomCBS as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry.