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The Researcher helps to drive the development and distribution of research to the NFL Media Group, ensuring editorial consistency and factual accuracy.

Responsibilities

  • Drives the development of editorial content ensuring that ideas are properly executed as graphics, segments, pieces and more on live studio shows

  • Contributes to daily content distribution plan that pushes targeted research materials to content creators throughout the Media Group

  • Develops original storylines, notes, nuggets and “boards” that provide statistical context around events, news stories and topical issues

  • Recognizes and anticipates league and team trends, applying appropriate statistics to create content

  • Ensures factual accuracy of all content generated

  • Works within our standards for high quality research content while maintaining tireless work ethic on a consistent basis

  • Works closely with coordinating producers, producers, editors, digital team, talent and writers

  • Makes significant and essential contributions to Weekly Research Notes, breaking news and numerous research-related projects supporting the Media Group

  • Utilizes broad football knowledge and awareness of the NFL Media Group’s platform to anticipate the research needs

  • Helps to identify new and emerging statistical trends and seeks out ways to engage with outside companies who may be generating these trends

  • Collaborate with research team on best practices regarding both dedicated show research and general research support

  • Recommends changes to enhance current research methods and standards

  • Must be able to adhere to strict deadlines and react to breaking news

  • Strong writing and editing skills are required

  • Strong attention to detail skills are required

  • Must be able to communicate information accurately

Required Qualifications

  • 1-3 years professional experience working with statistics or covering or analyzing sports events and news

  • Undergraduate degree

  • Must have strong foundation of knowledge about current and historical football statistics, news, events and milestones

  • Must be technologically savvy, with strong command of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel

  • Must have strong familiarity with digital and social platforms

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in sports media

  • Previous work experience working for or covering the NFL

  • Proven track record of success working with high profile broadcasters

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and on deadline

  • Knowledge of football research databases/resources a plus (i.e. Pro Football Reference, Pro Football Focus, Rotoworld and/or nfl.com)

  • Thorough knowledge of football media landscape, including emerging platforms and competing properties

  • Detailed knowledge of television production processes, including awareness of key editorial roles

Other Key Attributes / Characteristics

  • Soft skills or personality driven traits. Less tangible and harder to quantify (e.g. works well with others, interpersonal skills, teamwork, time management).

Terms /Expected Hours of Work

  • Part Time NFL employees will not exceed 30 hours per week.

  • 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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