Researcher

Posted: 2/14/2019

Location: Orlando, Florida
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Responsibilities
  • Create, compile, 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.
  • Serve as the primary researcher on Golf Central, a nightly news show.
  • Initiate, create, and develop original content, including statistics and analysis.
  • 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, and guest questions.
  • Work with on-air talent before, during, and after shows, providing them with accurate, contextual, on-the-spot information for broadcasts.
  • Respond in a timely manner to specific research requests and breaking news.
  • Contribute to designated research projects within the department.
  • Contribute social media content and programming from the department.
  • 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 Comcast and NBC Sports Group properties, as required.


  • Minimum Qualifications
  • A deep and broad knowledge of golf, both as a fan and someone who plays the game.
  • Minimum one year of experience in print or broadcast journalism, research, writing, sports media, or related field. (Submission of research/writing samples required.)
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs.

    Additional Job Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Must be willing to work in Orlando, FL
  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

    Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with providing sports information for on-air broadcasters or media.
  • Sound communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to build relationships.
  • 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.
  • A background in journalism – specifically, experience as a writer or editor at a college or professional newspaper, top-line magazine, or website.

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    Part of the NBC Sports Group family, Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. In addition to its high-quality news, instruction and original programming, Golf Channel is home to more live golf than all other networks combined. Our coverage includes PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, NCAA National Championships, The Open, Olympics and a slate of other worldwide tours and events. Golf Channel continues to connect the world to golf through a wide array of digital and lifestyle services including: Golf Channel Digital platforms, GolfNow, GolfAdvisor.com, Golf Channel Academy instructional facilities and Golf Channel Amateur Tour.

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