NBC Universal Ticker Researcher in Stamford, Connecticut

Job Number 35114BR

Job Title Ticker Researcher

Business Segment NBC Sports Group

Sub-Business NBC Sports, NBCSN, & Olympics

Posting Category Research

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ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP:

When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of several assets including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, Golf Channel, 12 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio, and NBCSN. NBC Olympics, with more than 100 Emmy Awards for its coverage, is renowned for its unsurpassed, award-winning coverage and at the conclusion of the 2032 Summer Games will have presented a total of 23 Olympic Games and 17 consecutive Games, more than any other U.S. company in both categories. NBCSN, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans in more than 85 million homes, delivering over 2,400 sporting events annually.

Career Level Entry-Level

Country United States

State/Province Connecticut

City Stamford

Responsibilities

Role Purpose

NBC Sports is looking for a ticker researcher to produce and operate the on-air ticker. The position will require sound editorial judgment, quick decision making, and the ability to interact with the entire production staff during live studio programming. Because the NBCSN ticker is direct to air on every program, the ticker researcher must be able to make editorial decisions, write and edit headlines and sports news stories in a timely fashion. The ticker researcher will be accountable for the accuracy and timeliness of all content and must research newsworthy and sport-specific content for all NBCSN shows and properties. The researcher should be flexible to perform multiple tasks and duties while writing and editing all ticker content.

Responsibilities

  • 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 NBCSN ticker with real-time scoring, statistics, updates and all sports news information

  • 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

  • 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

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in sports journalism or related fieldAdditional Qualifications

  • Must demonstrate excellent journalism, writing and typing skills

  • Must be detail oriented with a strong knowledge of sports

  • Must be able to handle breaking news

  • Understand current sports events

  • Must be able to handle high volume of work quickly and accurately

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends and holidaysEligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )

  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

  • 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Familiarity of on-air ticker 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

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