- Olympic Researcher -NBC Sports

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Olympic Researcher -NBC Sports


Olympic Researcher -NBC Sports

• Emerging Level


The Olympic researcher will become an expert on all things related to the Games, including the athlete backstories, rules and competition outlook in each event.

Category Researcher  Writers 
Location Connecticut
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Mar 17, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

You will be relied upon to develop, compile and circulate information about the Olympic sports and athletes to support various teams in preparation for NBC’s coverage of the Games. Researchers travel to domestic and international competitions to learn about Olympic sports and provide up-to-date information to help inform editorial decisions. During the Games, you will work closely with talent and announcers and provide accurate, on-the-spot research during broadcasts. This role is for passionate Olympic fans with exceptional writing skills and attention to detail who want to play a key role in our storytelling process.  

Please note: This is a temporary full-time staff position with an estimated end date in April 2026; the position remains at will.

Basic Requirements:
  • Knowledge of and passion for Olympic sports
  • Excellent writing skills with proven journalistic writing ability (submission of writing samples required)
  • 1+ years of editorial or relevant experience
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Self-starting spirit: being comfortable traveling alone (sometimes internationally), working independently and as part of a team
Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience working as a senior writer or editor a college or professional newspaper, magazine or TV station
  • Proficiency in additional languages
  • Experience providing sports information for on-air broadcasters or working in a sports information office
  • Prior experience in TV writing is a plus (but not a must)
Additional Requirements:
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must be willing to work long hours and on weekends and to travel domestically and internationally
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
  • Hybrid: This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week.

Job Type Full Time  Temporary 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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