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ESPN.com copy desk

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ogre, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. ogre

    ogre Member

    from journalismjobs.com

    Dept - ESPN.com
    Title - General Editor, Copy Desk


    Job Responsibilities

    The General Editor, Copy Desk, is an experienced editor who works with other copy editors in ensuring the overall editorial quality and accuracy of ESPN.com-generated content. Copy editors edit and polish articles (including headlines, captions and link text), check for accuracy, proper grammar, style and appropriateness. Working with the Copy Chief, the General Editor helps in setting standards and consistency in the stories produced by ESPN.com staff and contract writers and freelancers. The General Editor will also monitor copy flow and assignments as directed by the Copy Chief, and conclude each shift with a report/e-mail on the status of stories in the queue or those that are expected to arrive. General Editor is a non-managerial position; however, in the absence of a Senior or Deputy Editor, the General editor may be called upon to lead a group, shift or key coverage area of the site. Work shifts may require night and/or weekend duty.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Typically 3- to 5-years of editorial and reporting experience

    • Has basic competence in writing, editing and reporting

    • Has a basic appreciation of popular culture, e.g., “what’s cool” and contributes to an understanding of the tastes of ESPN’s audiences

    • Has basic news journalism experience and news judgment; understands assigned sport(s) from a journalistic point of view

    • Has a basic understanding of HTML and related web authoring tools and software, particularly Content Editor;

    • Strong English grammar and excellent organizational skill, particularly as it applies to grammar and syntax; thorough familiarity with leading newspaper/magazine style guides;

    • Familiarity with most major Internet search engines and fluency in electronic newsgathering techniques, including quickly navigating the Internet;

    • Strong understanding of some or all major sports, as well as a working knowledge of athletes, coaches, league operations and the like.

    • Bachelors degree or higher preferred in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field.

    For immediate consideration apply online at our careers website espn.com/joinourteam to JOB ID: 119071
     
  2. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    Where would this be located, Bristol?
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  4. Mr. Homer

    Mr. Homer Member

    Nah, I think Seattle ...
     
  5. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    So what's the proper style?

    a) Boo-Yeah
    b) Boo Yeah
    b) Booyeah
    c) BOOYEAH!
     
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Boo-no. [/Chad Johnson]
     
  7. Mitch21

    Mitch21 Member

    more like boo ya!
     
  8. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    This sounds so damn lame to me...
     
  9. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    In all fairness, if you go to the ESPN Jobs page ... you can select other cities (Burbank, Bristol, Celebration, Charlotte, Cheshire, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and um ... Ujlengyel)

    http://joinourteam.espn.com/joinourteam/home.html
     
  10. sportsed

    sportsed Member

    Poorly worded, perhaps, but a good editor knows what's going on in the world beyond what's happening in the athletic arena.
     
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Kind of like a good Sports Editor knowing how his staff is doing.
     
  12. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    • Has a basic appreciation of popular culture, e.g., “what’s cool”

    ::)
     
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