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Field Level Media was founded by sports media executives with more than 40 years of combined experience working with print and digital content platforms with the most influential media companies in the industry.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring engaging, quick-hitting and well-written sports news and analysis direct to sports fans on the devices they consume content on.

How do we do that?

FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through 200+ professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider for dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters, Stats Perform and Gracenote Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

But FLM is built for the current digital age, with deep ties and strategic partnerships with photo, data and odds partners. Our feeds can be customized to the client and the platform to include photos, videos and/or embedded social media elements. FLM also has a full esports wire, complete with content from esports experts from around the globe.

FLM has deep ties within the industry, and we work with numerous companies on one-off projects as well. Need a specialized package around the NBA Draft or custom hyper-local betting content? Tap our nation-wide network of professional writers and editors for high quality content for far less than most departments can produce it internally.


Field Level Media has a 20-hour news desk, where editors work in a virtual newsroom alongside a team of veteran managing editors.

Our wire service distributes more than 30,000 stories in a typical year, including a breaking news wire and coverage of more than 7,000 annual events. All content is produced by a network of more than 200 professional journalists.

Interested in working for FLM? Qualified candidates must have a thorough grasp of AP Style, a deep knowledge of U.S. sports and editors must have access to a PC (No Macs). Please email your resume and writing samples to jobs@fieldlevelmedia.com.

Internships also available for qualified journalism students.

Contact Us

Questions about Field Level Media or the editorial services we can provide? Please contact us directly:

Derek Harper

CEO Derek Harper: dharper@fieldlevelmedia.com (LinkedIn)

Derek has been in the sports media industry since the mid-90s, when he worked as a stringer for several newspapers while at the University of Miami. He joined SportsLine USA in 1997 and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1999 with CBSSports.com purchasing the company and opening a West Coast Bureau. His experience includes working with Microsoft, Sony Entertainment, EA Sports and The Sports Xchange, for whom he served as COO for more than a decade before joining OneUp Sports as Vice President of Content Strategy & Development.

Derek has deep ties throughout the media industry, with a proven track record of providing thought leadership in the ever-evolving digital content space. He has collaborated on product development and negotiated licensing deals with Reuters, Nielsen, CBS Sports, Stats Perform, Sportradar, Gannett, Microsoft, Yahoo! and FOX Sports, along with numerous others. He has a passion for all levels of the sports content pipeline and enjoys collaborative efforts to bring compelling content to readers.

Jeff Reynolds

COO Jeff Reynolds: jreynolds@fieldlevelmedia.com (LinkedIn)

Jeff is a graduate of Western Illinois University and cut his teeth in the sports media industry as an NFL editor for Pro Football Weekly. After a decade working as the Managing Editor for TSX, Jeff joined Field Level Media as a co-founder and COO. He has a wealth of experience managing hundreds of writers and editors around the country as well as working daily with editorial departments and content managers for major clients.

If you are an experienced freelance sportswriter or editor based in the U.S., you almost certainly have worked with Jeff at some point. And he is a trusted and valued contact for dozens of clients throughout the industry. He has negotiated agreements and served as the primary editorial contact point for companies including Reuters, Gannett, Nielsen, Stats Perform, Sportradar, Yahoo! Sports and many others.

PR and media inquiries? Please contact: PR@fieldlevelmedia.com