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Dallas Morning News -- High School Sports Digital Editor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Jun 3, 2013.


    The Dallas Morning News has an opening for a high school sports digital editor. This editor's primary job will be to run the SportsDayHS digital components -- including the mobile application and website -- and increase the digital high school sports audience through new ideas.

    Key job functions:

    -- Manage multimedia projects, including photos and video.

    -- Analyze traffic patterns, research new technology and incorporate new ideas for our digital coverage of Dallas-area high school sports.

    -- Update all digital high school sports platforms. That includes editing/writing headlines, blogs, stories, photos, etc. Also includes aggregating content from other news outlets that expands -- and improves -- SportsDayHS staff-produced content.

    -- Plan the next "big thing" in our coverage of Dallas-area high school sports.

    -- Enhance social media efforts. Grow our reach on Facebook, Twitter and Google +.

    -- Work with our marketing department on promotion and our editorial department on engagement.

    -- Leverage new technologies to make our digital operation more efficient.


    -- The planned hours of this position will vary depending on the sports season season. Some months, the job will require work during normal business hours. In other months, the job will require working nights and weekends.

    Key attributes of a candidate could include:

    -- Good news judgment, grammatical precision, a flair for headlines, energy, curiosity and an appreciation for providing the best local high school coverage with impact and excitement.

    -- Versatility and quickness both as a journalist and as a digital producer. Someone who can post a story or statistics within seconds without much of a safety net.

    -- Ability to oversee and organize large groups of part-time clerks and freelancers to maximize content production and reach.

    -- Strong communication, organizational and time-management skills.

    -- Experience in Web design, multimedia and interactivity.

    -- Experience in reporting sports news, preferably high school sports.

    -- Experience working with mobile apps and tablets.

    To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume to kwhitfield@dallasnews.com.

  2. kwhitfield

    kwhitfield New Member

    Hi guys,

    Just wanted to stop by and let y'all know I appreciate the job being posted here. And if you have any questions about this opening, feel free to email me -- kwhitfield (at) dallasnews (dot) com.

    I had this high schools digital gig for the past 3+ years. The most challenging -- and rewarding -- part of the job is the big projects we do, like real-time HS football scoring (live scores, stats, play by play for about 60 games/week). DMN mgmt continues to invest heavily in high school sports coverage because they know how important it is to our readers and the area. And they see the return in digital traffic and ad sales.

    The job is a lot of fun, a lot of hard work and, thus, a bit stressful at times. But you get to work with some great people here in a big sports town. Hope to hear from some of y'all.

    -- Kyle
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Kyle Whitfield is good people, and an even better person.

    He would not steer you wrong. Neither would I.
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