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Editor, USA Hockey

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Diego Marquez, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    From JJobs:

    Company: USA Hockey
    Position: Editor
    Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: March 22, 2007
    Job ID: 738865

    Job Title: Managing Editor
    Department: Internet Communications
    Reports To: Director, Internet Communications
    Basic Function: Manage and produce daily editorial content for USAHockey.com.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Manage all materials posted on www.usahockey.com, maintaining a high-quality editorial product aligned with the goals and objectives of USA Hockey, the National Governing Body for hockey in the United States, and a representative to the United States Olympic Committee, and the International Ice Hockey Federation.

    Develop original content including researching and writing features, working closely with the USA Hockey Media & Public Relations department. Develop story ideas in conjunction with a team of free-lance writers, having final decision-making authority over editing and posting written products, assigning stories, and anticipating newsworthy events.

    Produce front page layout and interior web pages working with a dedicated web-publishing tool utilizing small amounts of HTML coding, to post text files, photos, logos and other graphics, audio and video files.

    Develop and maintain components of the Web site that inform, educate and entertain all USA Hockey membership constituencies, including, but not limited to: men’s and women’s Olympic teams, junior league hockey, youth hockey, inline hockey, international and professional hockey, girls’/women’s hockey, adult hockey, coaches, officials, parents, volunteers, college hockey, and others.

    Schedule and implement special content and programming concepts for the site, including feature stories, news flashes, chat sessions, bulletin boards, contests/promotions, and audio/video segments.

    Direct the coverage of all USA Hockey and USA Hockey InLine events, including schedules, rosters, results, news releases, statistics, player bios, photography and real-time scoring.

    Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

    Bachelor’s degree in interactive media, communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, computer science, or a related field.

    Minimum of three years full-time, professional experience in interactive media/electronic publishing/online editing. Strong candidates will have experience in a sports organization or media department.

    Strong knowledge of various competitive levels of ice and inline hockey is desired.

    Proven writing and editing skills. Experience on a news desk or other news environment preferred.

    Excellent computer proficiency, including some HTML and web publishing.

    Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

    Willingness to travel as necessary.

    Location:USA Hockey, Inc. Walter L. Bush, Jr. Center 1775 Bob Johnson Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter to Lauren Pasquale, USA Hockey Director of Internet Communications, 1775 Bob Johnson Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 or laurenp@usahockey.org or fax: 719-538-1160.

    Do you believe in miracles? If I get the job, Yes! Yes!
  2. sports scrub

    sports scrub Member

    anyone know what the ballpark for pay for this job is?
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    not sure on pay, but Colorado Springs is beautiful.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Worked as a freelancer for USAH for several years. Solid folks.
  5. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    I can agree with that ... love it there and am looking forward to my next visit in a few weeks.
  6. pretty sure these governing body publication jobs don't pay well
  7. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    it's also expensive, from what i hear
  8. dcwriter1978

    dcwriter1978 New Member

    no... not expensive at all
  9. nah, the springs is pretty affordable, all things considered
  10. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    The area is pretty average now, in a lot of ways -- pay, housing, other costs -- and I hear it's something of a test market for, well, marketers. When the sun is out, which is often even in the winter, it looks beautiful. East-west traffic is becoming a problem (there are no freeways).
  11. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    I applied for this job when it was open about 2-4 years ago (can't remember exactly when), so those applying might want to inquire what became of the person who eventually got the job (moved up in the company or moved on).
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Springs is quite affordable. And, yes, it's gorgeous down there.
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