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Arizona Republic -- Content Coach - High School/College Sports & Events

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. The Content Coach guides a team of reporters focusing on coverage of college and high school sports in Metro Phoenix and across Arizona. The coach applies specific expertise to ensure that reporters create high-quality content for all platforms – digital, print, TV and social media – and coordinates coverage operation plans from origination through handoff to platform finishers, ensuring that coverage plans match overall departmental and newsroom strategy. This coach also will be responsible for supervising major events, such as college postseason games and tournaments. Focus areas include, but are not limited to: beat development, investigative reporting, narrative writing and digital content. The coach encourages independent planning and self-direction – before, during and after the creation of content – helping reporters shape ideas and tailor content specific to audience and platform. At times the coach takes a hands-on approach to accelerate a story’s path to publication, and focuses on the most important, sensitive and complex stories.

    Job Duties:
    Supervises the work of reporters and photographers, with an emphasis on independent idea and content generation. Works individually with content creator by identifying areas for improvement and coaching them on how to elevate their work.
    Works with the content strategist and audience analyst to apply research in creating high quality content and marketing initiatives that best serves key audience needs.
    Edits the top fraction of enterprise, watchdog or investigative content that needs a high-level line editing touch and sometimes taking a hands-on approach to accelerate the path to publication.
    Participates in community-connection discussions to advocate for audiences.
    Monitors real-time data to direct changes tied to the data.
    Identifies and address training needs of individuals and groups.
    Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.
    Performs other duties as necessary.

    Qualifications:
    Bachelor's in Communications, Journalism or equivalent in experience and education.
    Five years of media management experience.
    Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.
    Experience editing and shaping watchdog and investigative journalism.
    Ability to edit and lead top-notch watchdog journalism.
    Ability to build coalitions around evolving needs.
    Exceptional cross-platform storytelling skills.
    Exceptional coaching skills.
    Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.
    Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our customers' time and money.
    Self-motivation and self-direction.
    Industry knowledge.
    Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
    Knows how to use time efficiently in a 24-hour news environment.
    Works collaboratively within a cross-functional environment.
    Must embrace peer-to-peer training, as a both a teacher and student.
    Applies innovative, creative thinking to support the company’s goals.
    Writing, spelling, grammar, AP and local style.
    Command of media law and Principles of Ethical Conduct.
    News often requires employees to work extended hours, evenings, weekends and holidays, sometimes unexpectedly.

    About Republic Media:
    Republic Media is the #1 News Source in the Valley and proud to be a part of Gannett. We are a consultative media company and we provide our customers with a means to deliver their advertising message to the right audience in the most effective way. From digital and social media to print and direct mail, Republic Media encompasses an array of products including azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic, 12 News, and La Voz.

    About Gannett:
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.

    Gannett employees are hired, promoted and rewarded on the basis of talent, performance and dedication. We cannot afford to deprive the company of capable people and will not allow harassment or discrimination based on race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability or veteran status.

    Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer

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  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Just remember. Coaches are hired to be fired.
     
  3. bevo

    bevo Member

    False. 20,000 former employees beg to differ.
     
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    They also forgot age, skin color and gender.
     
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