Seasonal Researcher

National Football League Culver City, CA

About the Job

Job Description


The Researcher helps to drive the development and distribution of research to the NFL Media Group, ensuring editorial consistency and factual accuracy.

Essential Functions:

  • Drives the development of editorial content ensuring that ideas are properly executed as graphics, segments, pieces and more on live studio shows
  • Contributes to daily content distribution plan that pushes targeted research materials to content creators throughout the Media Group
  • Develops original storylines, notes, nuggets and "boards" that provide statistical context around events, news stories and topical issues
  • Recognizes and anticipates league and team trends, applying appropriate statistics to create content
  • Ensures factual accuracy of all content generated
  • Works within our standards for high quality research content while maintaining tireless work ethic on a consistent basis
  • Works closely with coordinating producers, producers, editors, digital team, talent and writers
  • Makes significant and essential contributions to Weekly Research Notes, breaking news and numerous research-related projects supporting the Media Group
  • Utilizes broad football knowledge and awareness of the NFL Media Group's platform to anticipate the research needs
  • Helps to identify new and emerging statistical trends and seeks out ways to engage with outside companies who may be generating these trends
  • Collaborate with research team on best practices regarding both dedicated show research and general research support
  • Recommends changes to enhance current research methods and standards
  • Must be able to adhere to strict deadlines and react to breaking news
  • Strong writing and editing skills are required
  • Strong attention to detail skills are required
  • Must be able to communicate information accurately

Qualifications


Required Education and Experience:
  • 1-3 years professional experience working with statistics or covering or analyzing sports events and news
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Must have strong foundation of knowledge about current and historical football statistics, news, events and milestones
  • Must be technologically savvy, with strong command of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Must have strong familiarity with digital and social platforms


Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Experience in sports media
  • Previous work experience working for or covering the NFL
  • Proven track record of success working with high profile broadcasters
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and on deadline
  • Knowledge of football research databases/resources a plus (i.e. Pro Football Reference, Pro Football Focus, Rotoworld and/or nfl.com)
  • Thorough knowledge of football media landscape, including emerging platforms and competing properties
  • Detailed knowledge of television production processes, including awareness of key editorial roles


Expected Hours of Work:

= 40 hours / week