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The NFL's Next Gen Stats team is seeking an experienced researcher to help develop storylines using Next Gen Stats data to support our various platforms at NFL Media including NFL Network, NFL.com and NFL Social Media. Candidate will work embedded within the NFL Research team while closely collaborating with the Next Gen Stats team. The Next Gen Stats Researcher will work as a vital liaison between Next Gen Stats and NFL content teams. The ideal candidate will have a background in research, statistics and analytics while being an avid football fan with extensive knowledge of the players and game, and someone who feels comfortable mining data for stories. Candidates must be self-motivated and work well under tight deadlines.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for developing storylines based on own research within large data sets
  • Responsible for developing ideas for various forms of content for studio production shows and helps see that the ideas are executed as graphics, segments, pieces and more.
  • Provides routine weekly research notes to internal production staff to help inform of best Next Gen Stats storylines
  • Develops original storylines and datapoints that provide statistical analysis of events, news stories and topical issues.
  • Recognize and anticipate league and team trends, applying appropriate statistics to create content
  • Assist production team with Next Gen Stats data research tool
  • Initiate development in football analytics using Next Gen Stats
  • Ensures accuracy of data before distribution
  • Strong attention to detail skills are required

Required Education and Experience

  • 1-3 years professional experience working with statistics or covering and analyzing sports
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Must have experience building analysis using football statistics
  • Must excel collaborating in a team environment
  • Must be technologically savvy, with strong command of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Must have strong familiarity with digital and social platforms

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience in sports media
  • Previous work experience working for or covering the NFL
  • Coding skills are advantageous, but not necessary
  • Thorough knowledge of football media landscape, including emerging platforms and competing properties

Expected Hours of Work

  • Maximum 30 hours a week
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekends (Sundays)
  • The NFL places a priority on having an in-person workplace, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success. We remain steadfast in our belief that working together as a team, in our physical office spaces, is critical to the successful execution of our season. For those reasons, we expect employees to work from an NFL office five days a week, except in limited circumstances permitted by NFL policy.
  • The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
  • We also continue to prioritize the health and safety of our NFL workforce. Consistent with that commitment, considering the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our NFL workforce be fully vaccinated, inclusive of the COVID-19 Booster for those who are eligible under CDC guidelines.
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