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Freelance Desk Editor-NBC Sports Chicago

NBCUniversal, LLC, Chicago, Illinois

Create the extraordinary.

Duration: Freelance


PLEASE NOTE: This is a project / limited term position with an estimated duration of up to 12 months, unless otherwise amended or terminated as deliverables within this project are completed.

OVERVIEW: Candidates for the Desk Editor must have strong skill sets centered around editing, storytelling and writing, plus an in-depth knowledge of local sports. The role includes day-to-day editorial maintenance and publishing of content to NBCSportsChicago.com. Good communication skills are vital for this fast-paced news environment. AP knowledge is a must.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Edit digital content as part of a 24/7 sports news cycle, including editing copy, writing headlines and selecting complementary content such as photos and video.
  • Assist writers publishing content to the MyTeams App
  • Strong base of AP-Style writing skills
  • Work with Drupal content management system to publish content
  • Maintain the voice and demand of the fans as it pertains to sports news
  • Push content to social media
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Assist Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears content teams


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field, or relevant work experience
  • 1+ years experience in packaging content for a digital audience, editing written content for publication, and headline writing for web/apps
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Photoshop or other photo-editing software

Additional Job Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Willingness to work overtime, nights, weekends and holidays
  • 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.


Desired Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work well on deadline
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a high-pressure environment.
  • Deep knowledge across all major American sports, including NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB
  • Must be a team player


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entertainment across any platform and screen. NBCUniversal Local is comprised of three individual media groups including the NBC Owned Television Stations, the NBC Sports Regional Networks and the Telemundo Station Group. The division is also home to multicast
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