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Freelance Desk Editor – NBC Sports

NBC Sports

$175 - $200 / day
Apply before: May 3, 2024
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  • Date posted
    April 3, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Salary
    $175 - $200 / day
  • Apply before
    May 3, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Job Description

Please Note: This is a project / limited term position with an estimated duration of up to 12 months, unless otherwise amended or terminated as deliverables within this project are completed.

As a desk editor, you will be a key part of the NBC Sports digital operation, handling video publishing and presentation of live streams across multiple properties, including NFL, Golf, Olympic and Paralympic Sports, Premier League, Motorsports, Big Ten, Rotoworld and more. You will manage the day-to-day presentation of the NBC Sports digital homepage, sport-specific pages, and the Sports app, as well as support video publishing effort on platforms like YouTube and Yahoo, and coordinate with multiple stakeholders to ensure all content, both video and written, is presented with accuracy, nuance and care across our digital platforms.


  • Manage video publishing and livestream presentation on the NBC Sports main site and on the Sports App, both in a live sports environment and to support studio shows like ProFootballTalk and Brother From Another
  • Manage the presentation of content across NBC Sports sites, including the homepage and sports-specific pages
  • Package NBC Sports written and video content on our digital platforms in a way that both maximizes reach and prioritizes editorial accuracy
  • Plan around key properties and tentpole events to develop coverage strategies and ensure coordination between linear broadcasts and digital teams
  • Support relationships with partner platforms like YouTube and Yahoo


Basic Requirements:

  • Solid editorial judgment and engagement with multiple sports properties
  • Clear communication skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to prioritize across multiple concurrent sports and events
  • Familiarity with a digital ecosystem and ability to learn and master (with all appropriate support and training) multiple technical platforms that contribute to the presentation of the NBC Sports site
  • Sharp writing ability, both in the occasional long-form content creation and in daily titling and descriptions of video content

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, to meet deadlines, and multi-task.
  • Openness to working both collaboratively and independently and enthusiasm for taking ownership of projects, properties and deadlines
  • Awareness of when to elevate key issues, candor and comfort in admitting what you don’t know and where you need more support
  • Enthusiasm for the digital presentation of sports content and creative thinking about how web and app platforms enable us to present content in unique and innovative ways
  • Ability to work in a team environment, eagerness to learn, and ability to adjust on the fly as storylines and trends evolve and change
  • Familiarity with AP style with the ability to create clean, accurate and original copy
  • Strong comfort level with digital video platforms and openness to learning new tech platforms as needed

Additional Requirements:

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Submission of writing assessment required as part of the interviewing process
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends with short notice
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years or older

Fully Remote: This position has been designated as fully remote, meaning that the position is expected to contribute from a non-NBCUniversal worksite, most commonly an employee’s residence.

Salary range: $175-$200/day rate

Additional Information

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by emailing [email protected].