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Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« on: November 23, 2010, 12:55:58 PM »
Bleacher Report, the web's fasting growing sports network, is seeking an experienced Copy Chief to manage a copy editing staff of 30.

The Copy Chief will be responsible for:

    * Reviewing and Managing Existing Copy Editing Staff

    * Hiring Additional Staff Members

    * Optimizing Resource Allocation Processes

    * Training Copy Editing Staff

    * Maintaining and Enhancing Editorial Standards

    * Ensuring Clean Copy Across All Published Content

    * Managing Fact-Checking Processes

    * Headline Best Practices

    * Overseeing New York City and San Francisco Copy Editing Operations


Skills:

    * Skilled Manager & Administrator

    * Excellent Communicator

    * Comfort Working With Product & Engineering Teams

    * Strong Background in Journalism and Copy Editing

    * SEO Experience


Please respond to [email protected] with a cover letter and resume.


http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1214957
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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 01:37:58 PM »
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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 01:50:30 PM »
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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 04:52:56 PM »
Oh boy.  I'm pretty up on all the WAGS, I think I'll apply.

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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 08:36:22 PM »
To any body who applies, your highered!

<The above sentence was written to conform to Bleacher Report style.>
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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 08:46:06 PM »
To any body who applies, your highered!

<The above sentence was written to conform to Bleacher Report style.>
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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 08:38:17 AM »
LMAO @ Inky!!

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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010, 06:03:26 PM »
Don't forget, you have to be able to count to 10. All those lists.
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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2010, 03:10:11 PM »
Since this thread has been buried for a month, I'm assuming no one has heard anything. For the record, I sent BR a cover letter and resume and received nothing whatsoever acknowledging my package was received. I made one phone call and sent two follow-up e-mails and never heard a thing.

I'm sorry, but in the J world in which I was raised, even the big players of the newspaper biz (those that would receive three digits worth of packets for an opening) would mail you a postcard.

Since being laid off by Modesto in the fall of '08, I've applied for several jobs, and if only I had a dollar for every paper/Web site/whatever that completely ignored me ...

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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2010, 07:55:28 PM »
How come this isn't showing up on Google News?
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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2010, 09:30:30 PM »
BR is a garbage website, in my opinion. It's not really journalism, nor authentic sports writing. Most I'm sure are aware of this. Credibility and overall originality is lacking. Those who really know this field can see as much.

As mentioned above, it's well known they love making countdown lists with brief explanations. There is no game coverage, no interviewing, no getting calls out, no breaking news, etc. It's amateur commentary, but I will give it credit for one thing: it seems to be making money in this anemic market.

Not convinced the guys running the thing are what most readers of this message board would describe as professional. And I am aware that BR regularly seeks volunteer copy editors. Seems they've got "job" listings of different varieties popping up quite often.

But, if someone's got a shot, it's money and it's San Fran, though I'd also look into getting at least one roommate to survive on the bones they'll throw your way. Probably best for a young, mobile and single guy or gal.

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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2010, 10:31:12 PM »
Big, I'm with you on everything you're saying.

I'm looking for an income supplement to my current full-time newspaper gig (which I absolutely love) and, considering most of the BR content is dirty, knew I could clean it up considerably. But if the people "running the thing," as you put it, won't even acknowledge someone who's interested in a job they're posting, then you probably don't want to work for them.

On to something else ...

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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2010, 08:58:13 AM »
BigEast, Are you sure it is making money? It is out there raising venture capital; just got another $10.5 million. I know from the stories they are growing revenues and readers, but I have never seen anything saying they are making money, and I kind of assumed that if they are out there raising money, the thing isn't profitable (yet or never?).

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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2010, 10:00:06 AM »
Ragu, good point on the money outlook. I figured they were making money and from some articles they are getting big bucks invested in the thing. Thought the hirings might mean it is lucrative and growing and that they needed to bring on more paid writers. It's a good idea to get free content from fans -- no matter the quality -- building it up, then hire actual writers to take it from there. The only problem is many are realizing anyone can write and post articles, which allows anything and everything to be published with their name on the line.

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Re: Copy chief, Bleacher Report (San Francisco)
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2010, 06:03:04 PM »
$10.5 in venture capital is not big bucks. They're just trying to find some dough until AOL, News Corp. or Yahoo buys them out.