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Digital Writer -- NFL Media Group

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by John Marvel, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. John Marvel

    John Marvel New Member

    ***Not really a gig for a columnist or feature writer, but feel free to apply ...
    ***Read job description below
    ***Send note, resume, clips/links to john.marvel@nfl.com

    Job title: Digital Writer

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Write and edit stories in a fast-paced, high volume environment for NFL.com's growing "Around the League" news team.
    • Provide concise analysis on a wide range of NFL stories, many times each day. Write what happened, and explain why it happened.
    • Create ideas for articles, running features, and other content for use on all NFL Media properties.
    • Participate in NFL Media properties like podcasts and NFL NOW video.
    • Monitor wire feeds, social media, and other outside sources to ensure the latest NFL news is represented on NFL.com.
    • Execute stories and promotion by working with other NFL departments: video team, social media department, NFL Network, and editorial staff.
    • Work with NFL.com news desk to ensure all content is factually accurate, consistent with NFL.com's editorial policies, and presented well.
    • Demonstrate news judgment in writing, editing and story selection.
    • This is a contracted position.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • At least two years editorial experience as a sports writer, preferably in football and online medium.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Need many writing samples.
    • Exhibit deep institutional knowledge of the entire NFL from rosters to news flow to where to find stories.
    • Strong news judgment.
    • Willingness to work different hours, including weekends
    • Bachelor's degree preferred. Journalism degree a plus.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
    • Ability to self-start and multi-task.
  2. LitteringAnd

    LitteringAnd Member

    Where is this located? Or is it a 'work-from-anywhere' type?
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    99 percent certain this job will be in Culver City.
  4. jhawk17

    jhawk17 New Member

    Actually, I think they may be looking for a writer on the East Coast...
  5. RandalGraves

    RandalGraves New Member

    I have applied sir. Thank you!
  6. John Marvel

    John Marvel New Member

    We are in the process of narrowing down to three finalists by end of the week. Job will not be in Culver City ...
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