Bulls Insider- NBC Sports Chicago

  • NBCUniversal
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Mar 27, 2019
Full time Media Communications Public Relations

Job Description

Our Bulls Insider is the go-to inside source for news and information about the Chicago Bulls, leveraging team/league sources to break news, write features, tell stories, discover and create viral and engaging content. Reporting to the Multi-Platform Director and VP of Content, our Bulls Insider will work across digital and linear, often appearing on our linear programs, in addition to daily written beat reporting/feature writing.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce a mixture of features, deep-dive and snackable content to grow NBC Sports Chicago’s digital audience.
  • Work directly with our Managing Editor to help plan and execute content strategies. Attend games, practices, press conferences and media availabilities as needed.
  • Contribute/host podcasts, Facebook Live events, promote and distribute content on personal social media channels as well as aid in the growth of NBC Sports Chicago social platforms.
  • Collaborate with other NBC Sports Chicago writers and reporters on special events (major signing, draft, combine, game days) to ensure the proper content is being created.
  • Be on-call for breaking news, phoners or in-studio appearances.
  • Research, write and report multiple stories per week.
  • Break stories and write and report with accuracy and skill under deadline pressure.
  • Conceptualize, develop and pursue original, standout exceptional enterprise journalism
  • Ensure all reporting is factual and accurate.
  • Spot trending content before it takes off, and pitch stories to Managing Editor, Multi-Platform Director and Bulls Content Team

 Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years covering relevant the Bulls and/or the NBA

    Additional Requirements
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • Exceptional writer with the ability to leverage pop culture effectively in creating relevant content engaging for NBC Sports Chicago’s audiences.
  • Deep expertise on the Bulls and NBA.
  • Prolific ability to conceptualize, ideate, and execute effective coverage of multiple developing stories and angles on a day-to-day basis.

 About Us

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.