About the job

CBS Sports is looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented sports fan to work with our team of Researchers to create and deliver in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment materials that convey in-depth, creative and accurate information to inform and influence coverage in studio and game broadcasts, and throughout CBS Sports departments. The ideal candidate will use deep sports knowledge, an insatiable curiosity and sound news judgment, to provide statistical, analytical, biographical, and other information to support storytelling that is timely, relevant, and innovative. The Researcher will partner with teammates to develop ideas for graphical and other visual presentations for all sports in the CBS Sports portfolio, including but not limited to NFL, college football and basketball, golf, and soccer. Must be able to work nights, weekends and flexible hours. Candidates must be available to work full-time in office.


Responsibilities:


  • Use deep sports knowledge along with strong research techniques to generate and support ideas based on live sporting events, breaking news and other developments in the sports world.
  • Create and deliver informational packets that include data about our games; statistical nuggets and analytical context; storylines ranging from matchups to profiles to features to columns; and ideas for on-screen elements.
  • Conduct a variety of searches using statistical tools and databases, school/team websites, social media, other media outlets, and other sources to support storytelling and coverage for all game and studio productions
  • Build relationships with producers, on-air talent, and graphics and video associates, to ensure the highest quality and depth of information
  • Initiate and maintain files of milestones, historical records, trends and developing themes, as well as releases, story ideas, scheduled events, and other relevant information about the sports, conferences, teams, coaches and players covered on CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network
  • Anticipate, identify and respond to relevant trends, developing storylines and noteworthy performances prior to and during live game action.
  • Communicate in a timely and effective manner with content creators to provide thorough, creative and accurate statistical and storytelling information that will support and enhance productions.
  • Deliver real-time reactions to notable performances, significant plays, and developing on-field storylines from live games.
  • Chart out information that will be turned into graphics by presenting complex information in an easy-to-digest manner. Must have a keen eye to detail, an emphasis on accuracy and a focus on highlighting the priority storylines.
  • Deliver materials to preview upcoming events and shows to anticipate trends, identify storylines to follow, and add context to developing angles.
  • Proactively identify and suggest solutions to address potential coverage angles and storylines
  • Develop original, creative ideas for graphics and video elements that provide statistical or other analysis of games, storylines and trending issues in sports.
  • Utilize advanced metrics and related statistics to develop creative angles for coverage
  • Prepare general background/research material for other entities as needed.


Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Excellent working knowledge of and interest in multiple sports, especially NFL, college football, college basketball, golf and soccer.
  • A resourceful ability to conduct research and a passion for discovering and sharing new knowledge is a must.
  • Must have experience with a variety of approaches to Internet searches and be fluent in electronic newsgathering techniques, including quickly navigating the Internet and best practices for utilizing social media.
  • Relevant educational or work experience in journalism, communications or production fields is preferred.
  • Experience in sports studio/broadcast environments, or other sports media fields, a plus.


CBS Sports, a year-round leader in cross-platform sports coverage, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including THE NFL ON CBS; college football, including the SEC ON CBS; college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters®, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR; soccer, including the UEFA Champions League and NWSL; and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR.


In addition, the division includes CBS SPORTS NETWORK, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports which televises live sports programming throughout the year, including college football and basketball games, UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, Italy's Serie A matches, Concacaf national team competitions, as well as a full slate of original programming and studio coverage.


CBS Sports also delivers an extensive lineup of global soccer coverage on Paramount+, including every UEFA club competition match, all Serie A matches as well as Concacaf national team competitions, and produces INSIDE THE NFL for Paramount+. CBS Sports Digital's multi-platform offerings include CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices; the 24/7 streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ; 247Sports; MaxPreps; CBS Sports fantasy games; and SportsLine.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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Full-time

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