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CBS College Sports Editor,

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dkphxf, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    Job Status: Temporary

    Job Title: Editor.
    Team: Operations.
    Sub-Team: Editorial Department.
    Supervisor: Manager, Editorial Operations.

    CBS College Sports, a division of CBS Interactive, is the largest aggregation of online content, commerce
    and consumers focused on college athletics. Through its Official Athletic Sites (OAS), CBS College
    Sports provides online brand management, content delivery, consumer marketing, and business/
    commerce solutions to more than 200 university athletic departments, conferences and collegiate athletic
    organizations throughout the country.

    Essential Duties:
    Primary responsibilities include updating OASs within an assigned group and providing general
    maintenance across the entire network. Duties include, but are not limited to, posting information provided
    by partner institutions, using wire copy and photos to update sites, monitoring live event audio and
    statistics, and constructing web pages with proprietary software, HTML and CSS. This is a six-month
    contract position.

    Qualification Requirements:
    Avid sports fan

    Copy editing/headline writing skills

    Able to work some nights and holidays, and weekends

    Excellent partner-facing communication skills, both oral and written

    Very high-level of accuracy, keen attention to detail and problem solving capabilities

    Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment to manage multiple projects and tight deadlines

    HTML, CSS and Photoshop experience

    Education and/or Experience:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field

    • Collegiate sports information or journalism experience desired

    E-mail: kathleen.lopez@cbsinteractive.com

    Per: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1220190
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Buried in the ad:

    This is a six-month contract position.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I love (read: hate) that the top qualification is being an avid sports fan.

    Really, CBS?
  4. Schottey

    Schottey Guest

    CBS is setting themselves up to fail with this one. Someone would have to be more desperate than qualified to move to CA for a 6-month stint. They'll end up with someone with family in the area or a local kid.
  5. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    I would bet they already know who they're going to hire.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Aren't they all?
  7. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Reminds me of a great Vin Scully line. He was talking about an injury to a player and said, "He's day to day ... aren't we all?"
  8. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I dunno, IJAG...this one isn't my part of the company, but while the word "fan" kind of sets people off, don't you really need to be a fairly ardent follower of sports to do a job like this well, and at that point, isn't "fan" simply a word that describes that trait succinctly?
  9. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    But shouldn't it kind of go without saying that you would be "a fairly ardent follower of sports" if you're looking for a job in this business? I mean, obviously none of us do it for the salary or the job security...
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Um, without outing myself any more than I already have, I made it through 20 months of a job a couple rungs under this at a national site and could not have cared less about sports in my free time. I knew what I needed to know to do my job, but I sure as hell didn't consider myself a "fan" and I sure didn't watch it if I wasn't getting paid.
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