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.