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Des Moines Register Media -- Sports Content Coach

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. If you love sports and have a track record of award-winning journalism, the Des Moines Register has a great opportunity for you. We’re looking for a content coach to oversee the sports staffs of the Register and Iowa City Press-Citizen. You’ll work with a talented team of reporters and columnists who cover the Hawkeyes, Cyclones, minor league teams, high school sports and more. We’re looking for someone who can help elevate our content by coaching reporters to take stories beyond the scores and into the locker room. We want someone who understands how to target specific audiences, how to tell stories in unique ways and how to use multimedia to complement the written word.

    The successful candidate will take a hands-on approach to accelerate a story’s path to publication and guide journalists by consultation and coaching before, during and after the writing process. We need someone who thrives in a deadline-driven environment and strives daily to beat the competition – someone who isn’t satisfied with the status quo.

    Requirements for this position include exceptional coaching ability, excellent communication skills, deep understanding and curiosity of the competition, effective use of metrics and experience with multiple storytelling techniques across platforms. Candidates also must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and five years of media management experience.

    Des Moines is Iowa’s rapidly growing capital city, with a downtown in the midst of a building boom. There’s also a downtown sculpture garden and skating rink; riverwalk and recreational trails that connect with others Central Iowa trails, and a blossoming urban neighborhood of lofts, shops and restaurants. Yet it remains a comfortably sized metro area with reasonable commutes.

    We offer a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, generous vacation policy, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more. The Des Moines Register is committed to diversity and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug test.

    Apply at: http://bit.ly/1um3Pkj

    From: http://www.journalismjobs.com/job-listings/1614268
  2. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Content coach = First person to go during the next round of layoffs.
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Put me in, coach!
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    They always say coaches are hired to be fired.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Do you get a whistle and a Waffle House menu-sized play sheet?
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Damn it, you beat me to it.
  7. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll Well-Known Member

    I'm not disagreeing with you. However, "content coach" and "content strategist" are the new top editorial positions on the Gannett org chart.
  8. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Only Gannett. :D
  9. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    In all seriousness, what the fuck does this even mean? This is a sports editor, yes?
  10. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Active Member

    No such thing as sports editors anymore in the Newsroom of the Fewture.

    Sports editors do not exist. Didn't you know? Sports can pretty much run itself without any manager.
  11. You may not need a sports editor, but you do need a coach.
  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    And you had better cover your mouth with it while you're speaking.
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