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Boston.com sports editor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Boston.com needs an editor to take its Sports section from being a vibrant regional hub of sports news and opinion to a leader in the national sports scene. We want you to develop our voice, expand our coverage, and come up with brilliant new angles and features that will reel in both trufans and casual readers, everywhere from New England to California. Come help us make the Boston perspective on sports the most compelling in the land!

    Responsibilities

    The Sports Editor will:
    • oversee the copy from a number of different writers, both staff and freelance, ensuring stories have quality headlines (both voice-y and SEO-friendly), ideal illustration, and, of course, gripping prose
    • generate ideas, and not just for surprising ways to cover tonight's game—you'll need always to be thinking of long-term projects, entirely new approaches to crafting articles, and design tweaks and overhauls to make the section an essential stop for anyone with even a passing interest in sports
    • connect with other departments in the newsroom so that stories get proper promotion both on the homepage and social networks
    • participate in broader discussions about the direction of the site as a whole

    Desired skills and experience

    Candidates should have at least five years in a web editorial role, and be fluent in analytics, SEO, and the role of social media. Deep knowledge of sports, both New England-based and elsewhere, is a must for this role, but outside obsessions are important, too: We're very interested in the intersection of sports with business, pop culture, technology, the law, and whatever else we can connect it with. A broad network of writers and editors will be useful, both to grow the team and to use as freelancers. Familiarity with major CMSes and software packages (Office, Photoshop) is expected.

    About Boston Globe Media…

    At Boston Globe Media, our mission is to change the news business. We are an aggressive, entrepreneurial-minded digital operation that is home to a number of highly trafficked platforms like BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, BetaBoston.com and BDCWire.com.

    And we are growing -- fast. With a foundation in leading-edge technology and data-driven product development, we're building a team that is obsessed with innovation and change. Our goal is to launch more digital-first products that scale nationally and internationally. Joining this team is the choice to be at the start of something big, something scary, and -- we think -- something great.

    Boston Globe Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

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