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ViacomCBS 247Sports Associate Staff Writer-National Basketball Recruiting in United States

REF#: 36919


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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Brand Overview:

247Sports is a digital enterprise focused on delivering original college sports and recruiting news on a team-by-team basis to passionate sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms.

Role Details:

We are looking for a new team member who is passionate about college basketball, athletics. Ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in a team environment and has strong communication skills. In this role, you play a key part in our National recruiting coverage - providing content for our audience and our premium subscribers along with interacting with them on our message boards.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Report and provide free and premium written updates on college basketball recruiting news, trends, and contribute to 247Sports rankings.

  • Write or contribute to national features regarding working with our regional and National recruiting experts.

  • Cover key recruiting events throughout the year to gather interviews and provide unique content for our users and subscribers.

  • Provide exciting and relevant news and updates to our teamsites, experts, and desk that reflects the high standards of our 247Sports brand.

  • Continually provide ideas and insights to the larger recruiting team on a regular basis.

  • Update recruiting database to provide users with most up-to-date and accurate information

Key Projects:

  • Build relationships and develop sources to provide premium information and break news.

  • Provide original and quality team content to help grow team site audience and message board community.

  • Work with national editorial to provide comprehensive coverage on national recruiting news.


What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • Experience covering and reporting on college basketball recruiting

  • Must be able to travel and work flexible hours including nights and weekends

  • Experience in multimedia especially shooting and editing photos and doing video.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication abilities

You might also have -

  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat

  • Experience on camera for video features around football and basketball coverage

EEO Statement:

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