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Researcher - Soccer, (Freelance)

35345

Stamford, CT, US, 06902

Production
Stamford
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

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.

 

This is a Freelance position based in Stamford, CT.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Use deep sports knowledge and strong research techniques to generate and support ideas based on soccer betting, live events, breaking news, and other developments in the soccer world.
  • Create and deliver informational packets that include gambling trends, statistical nuggets and analytical context; storylines ranging from matchups to profiles to features to columns; and ideas for on-screen elements.
  • Build relationships with producers, on-air talent, and graphics and video, to ensure the highest quality and depth of information.
  • Conduct a variety of searches using statistical tools and databases, social media, other media outlets, and other sources to support storytelling and coverage for all game and studio productions.
  • Anticipate, identify and respond to relevant trends, developing storylines and noteworthy performances for all soccer coverage
  • 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 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 for all studio shows and talent.
  • Develop original, creative ideas for graphics and video elements that provide statistical or other analysis of games, storylines and trending issues in sports.
  • Collaborate with graphic and video teams for story planning, idea generation and coverage.
  • Utilize advanced metrics and related statistics to develop creative angles for coverage.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of soccer is required.
  • Minimum 1 year of research experience (strong internships considered).
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 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 news gathering techniques, including quickly navigating the Internet and best practices for utilizing social media.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and flexible hours. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work independently while also thriving in a team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and multi-tasking skills, as well as a keen attention to detail, are required.
  • Must demonstrate ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment under deadline, to prioritize assignments and ensure accuracy.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, proven ability to multitask, and demonstrate a keen attention to detail.
  • 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.
  • Must demonstrate ability to communicate ideas effectively and efficiently.
  • Must be a self-starter with demonstrated initiative.
  • Must be able to be in-studio on show days in Stamford, CT.

 

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. 

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 


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