Cubs Insider – NBC Sports Chicago

Posted: 10/2/2019

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


● Produce a mixture of features, deep-dive and snackable content to grow NBC Sports
Chicago’s digital audience.
● Work directly with our Managing Editor to help plan and execute content strategies.
● Attend games, practices, press conferences and media availabilities as needed.
● Contribute/host podcasts, Facebook Live events, promote and distribute content on personal social media channels as well as aid in the growth of NBC Sports Chicago social platforms.
● Collaborate with other NBC Sports Chicago writers and reporters on special events (major signing, draft, combine, game days) to ensure the proper content is being created.
● Be on-call for breaking news, phoners or in-studio appearances.
● Research, write and report multiple stories per week.
● Break stories and write and report with accuracy and skill under deadline pressure.
● Conceptualize, develop and pursue original, standout exceptional enterprise journalism
● Ensure all reporting is factual and accurate.
● Spot trending content before it takes off, and pitch stories to Managing Editor, Multi-Platform Director and Cubs Content Team

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • Minimum 5 years covering the Cubs and/or MLB
  • Exceptional writer with the ability to leverage pop culture effectively in creating relevant content engaging NBC Sports Chicago’s audiences
  • Deep expertise on the Cubs and MLB
  • Prolific ability to conceptualize, ideate, and execute effective coverage of multiple developing stories and angles on a day-to-day basis

Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL
  • 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.

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