Position Summary: MLB Network seeks a Freelance Researcher, which is an entry-level position that provides support to the entire production process, as assigned. The Researcher must have basic television production skills, a strong passion for and knowledge of hockey as well as baseball and an exceptional work ethic.


  • Write and contribute to research packets. Provide relevant information that contributes to previews and insights for individual games as well as special events (e.g., Winter Classic, All-Star Game, etc.), as assigned.

  • Build, edit, and confirm graphics that air throughout daily live programming hours throughout the course of the season.

  • Effectively utilize the various research tools, reference materials, and approved vendors at the department’s disposal to answer various requests from network Talent and Producers.

  • To be an active participant at production meetings and in control room for live shows, adding input and stats/storylines when relevant.

  • Other such duties as required.

Skills & Experience: The ideal candidate must have most if not all of the following skills and experiences:

  • 1-5 years’ experience or related business experience is required.

  • Must demonstrate a passion for and deep knowledge of NHL & MLB and their history.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills – a background in sports writing is preferred.

  • Effectively utilize research tools. Experience with Adobe Premiere Edit Software, Diamond Logger, ENPS and other editing computer programs are preferred.

  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel).

  • Individual must work well in a dynamic and team-oriented environment.

  • Demonstrate the tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, and superior people skills required in a pressurized live television environment.

  • Be extremely organized, demonstrate initiative and an ability to complete multiple assignments in a timely manner.

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

  • Possess the manual dexterity to effectively operate keyboard/mouse on computers, edit equipment, etc.

  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

  • Ability to navigate distances of various lengths within the work environment.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Broadcast Journalism or a related major is required.