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Digital Content Editor, NESN.com

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by JHath, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. JHath

    JHath Member

    Hi everyone, it has been a long time since I've posted in these parts, but I'm looking for an experienced content editor to join the staff at NESN.com, New England's fastest-growing sports website. We also have national content partners, so we cover sports all over the country, not just in the region.

    You can apply here: http://careers.nesn.com/2014/09/15/digital-content-editor/. Also, feel free to reach out to me on SJ or at jhathaway@nesn.com.

    Justin Hathaway
    Manager of Digital Strategy, NESN

    Digital Content Editor

    Reporting to the Manager of Digital Strategy, the Content Editor will help plan, develop, implement and oversee editorial content for NESN.com. The Content Editor also will be responsible for developing and executing NESN’s social media strategy, as well as ensuring written, video and audio content meets the organization’s standards. This position will contribute to developing and maintaining NESN’s digital platforms.

    Edit NESN.com content to ensure it meets organizational standards for journalistic integrity and quality

    Ensure NESN.com content has a consistent and appropriate “look and feel” and editorial voice. Content should also be compelling, engaging, understandable, informative and current

    Oversee NESN’s social media accounts and develop a sound strategy which employees can also execute

    Post NESN.com content, including news, analysis, features, opinion pieces, videos and podcasts

    Assist in programming NESN’s desktop and mobile platforms with proper story and news prioritization

    Work with NESN programming and production staff to develop editorial strategies and packages

    Communicate with syndication partners to ensure NESN.com content is quickly and prominently featured

    Communicate with reporters in the field and pull together last-minute plans, including breaking news

    Coach junior staff members and interns on best practices and regularly review their work

    Assist in developing story ideas to be assigned to and executed by members of the digital team

    Develop, implement and maintain an efficient content workflow

    Demonstrate expertise in relevant concepts and processes with technical/software tools

    Education BA or BS in Communications, Journalism or a related field

    3+ years of experience writing and editing content in an online journalism environment

    Excellent writing and editing skills with a strong knowledge of AP style

    Excellent news judgment and strong knowledge of New England and national sports

    Demonstrated proficiency with social media tools, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google Plus

    Solid understanding of HTML, blog software (such as WordPress) and web video editing

    Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high-pressure situations

    Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills

    Must be detail-oriented, have excellent organization skills and a track record of effective multitasking

    Ability to work collaboratively with others and create a sense of teamwork

    Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced, growing and changing work environment

    Must be a self-starter who can work independently but also effectively within a team environment

    Ability to work afternoon-evening hours and have flexibility to work weekends and holidays as needed

    NESN is an equal opportunity employer
  2. rdmurray

    rdmurray New Member

    Pretty sure this is John Beattie's old job. He took a job at Mass Live I believe.
  3. SteveRomano13

    SteveRomano13 Member

    he did take a job at masslive
  4. SportsWriter23

    SportsWriter23 New Member

    Anyone know where this one stands?
  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Put in my resume, haven't heard anything so far for what it's worth. :)
  6. JHath

    JHath Member

    Update: We're in the process of calling candidates -- lots of interest in this job, which is great. If you're interested, please apply quickly.

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