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Editorial director, Rise Magazine, telecommute (?)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by playthrough, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Regional Editorial Director – National Awards Program

    Rise Magazine, America’s first and premier teen sports and lifestyle magazine, is seeking a veteran sports reporter/editor to help coordinate—in a senior editorial capacity—the magazine’s identification and vetting of contenders for high school sports’ best-known annual award. Ideal candidates possess highly refined reporting and interpersonal skills, allowing them to thread the needle between traditional journalism and public relations. Candidates must be seamless multi-taskers who are doggedly detail-oriented and innovatively resourceful at developing and harvesting sources. Candidates must also own intuitive on-line research skills and be adaptable to tactical and strategic task restructuring in midstream.

    The job’s core duties involve reporting on and conducting comparative analysis of award contenders throughout the academic school year across 10 sports in all 50 states at the high school level. At the discretion of the National Director, Regional Directors will execute high-volume reporting duties by phone, interfacing with RISE’s existing sport- and state-specific sources, as well as developing new ones. Upon completing comparative analysis in a given sport in a given state, RDs will rank the top two contenders for the award and craft written supporting rationales justifying the consensus behind their rankings. Upon a given contender’s official selection, RDs will write press-release-style briefs according to a set style and formula that later serve as the basis for a nationwide media blast.

    Though there are occasional opportunities for feature-length writing, this is primarily a phone- and web-driven reporting position requiring the ability to evaluate talent in-person, via game footage and by soliciting opinions from on-the-ground experts. This position requires a broad professional skill set and cutting-edge journalistic savvy.

    Candidates must possess full-time sports reporting experience, or demonstrate a strong sports background and foundation supported by full-time news reporting experience. High school sports reporting experience is preferred and game-coverage experience with five or more team sports is highly preferred.

    Ideal candidates will possess at least three years of sports reporting or editing experience in addition to a work history that includes high-volume reporting and a portfolio demonstrating a breadth of expertise across multiple sports. Ideal candidates must also excel in completing assignments without daily supervision and must possess the discipline to work predominantly from home. This position demands a considerable time-commitment during the academic year; evening and weekend hours are not uncommon. This position carries only occasional, intermittent and insubstantial responsibilities between mid-June and Labor Day.

    Fax cover letter and resume to the attention of Chad Konecky, National Director at 978-282-8810. Please also e-mail notice of faxes sent to chad@risemag.com, including the subject line “JournalismJobs Fax.”

  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Never heard of this magazine.

    And isn't high school sports' "best-known annual award" the Wendy's High School Heisman? I doubt this outfit has anything to do with it.
  3. It used to be called SchoolSports Magazine. Not sure when the name change came. And as far as I know, it was only available in hard-copy form at high schools. I used to see stacks of them near the AD office at one of the local schools.
  4. RISE is the magazine that does a lot of the high school stuff for Sports Illustrated. It did the football and basketball previews for the magazine last year, and it does most of its hs Web stuff.

    According to the Gatorade POY releases we get, RISE does the selections for that. I'm not sure if it's bigger than Wendy's, but I always thought it was.
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