Assistant Research Manager
Posted on Dec 10, 2018 by
NBC Sports Group
Responsibilities Create, compile, manage, and circulate information about golfers, tournaments, courses, and organizations for Golf Channel as part of a team in the Editorial Research Unit. Maintain the accuracy and integrity of content on all Golf Channel platforms, adhering to the company Stylebook for consistency. Write and edit weekly research documents produced by the Editorial Research Unit. Oversee and coordinate designated research projects within the department. Respond in a timely manner to specific research requests and breaking news. Initiate, create, and develop original content for all platforms, as well as support it. Manage and organize social media content and programming from the department. Work with producers of on-air programs to develop storylines, gather research, and fact check information. Responsibilities can include, but not be limited to, writing scripts, news reports, graphics, bumpers, statistics, and guest questions. Work with on-air talent before, during, and after shows, providing them with accurate, contextual, on-the-spot information for broadcasts. Be an expert within every area of the game covered by Golf Channel, including but not limited to the PGA, LPGA, Champions, Web.com, and European tours; major championships; collegiate and amateur golf; and World Long Drive tour. Have a working knowledge of the golf swing and the Rules of Golf along with a full comprehension of the game's terminology. Be prepared to contribute to research projects across NBC Sports Group properties, as required.Qualifications/Requirements A deep and broad knowledge of golf, both as a fan and someone who plays the game.
Minimum three years of experience in print or broadcast journalism, research, writing, sports media, or related field. (Submission of writing samples required.)
Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs.
Must be willing to work in Orlando, Florida.
Must be willing work early morning, later evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
Occasional travel is required for this position as needed.
Well-rounded, creative, and independent thinker who is a strong, efficient writer.
Keen sense of what stories matter and why with a reporter/producer's intuition.
Sound communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to build relationships.
Experience with providing sports information for on-air broadcasters or media.
A background in journalism - specifically, experience as a writer or editor at a college or professional newspaper, top-line magazine, or website.