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General Editor - ESPN.com

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Shawnee Reporter, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Shawnee Reporter

    Shawnee Reporter New Member

    The General Editor is a non-managerial job in the editorial operations for ESPN RecruitingNation (http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/). This role includes editing and posting content in a specific page, section or area of ESPN.com’s site. It's Bristol based.

    ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.

    ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company’s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.

    This role edits and posts daily coverage in the football and basketball recruiting sections of ESPN.com. This position requires a passion for and in-depth knowledge of the college football and basketball recruiting landscape related to high school sports, and the ESPN.com audience, with background in the content creation process. This person will also help coordinate and integrate relevant coverage with ESPN’s multiple entities, including but not limited to TV production, mobile, The Magazine and Insider.

    The General Editor will work to expand and make coverage more comprehensive, using various platforms, including video, audio and interactivity. This editor will be responsible for ensuring that all content meets established tone, theme, accuracy, style and consistency requirements. Depending on specific coverage area, the job might include responsibility for the daily content and regular “refreshes” of an assigned recruiting page or other area of the ESPN.com site.

    Basic Qualifications
    * Minimum of 3 years of editorial and reporting experience
    * Ability to follow and shape stories at various stages of development using various means of presentation
    * Advanced news journalism experience and news judgment; understands assigned sport from a journalistic point of view
    * Excellent English grammar and organizational skills
    * Understanding of HTML and related web-authoring tools and software
    * Familiarity with most major Internet search engines and fluency in electronic newsgathering techniques
    * Knowledge of high school and college football and basketball, as well as athletes, coaches, league operations and the like
    * Appreciation of popular culture, and understanding of the tastes of ESPN's audiences

    Required Education
    * Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred in journalism, communications or a related field

    Additional Information
    Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

    ESPN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all

  2. dooley womack

    dooley womack New Member

    This has been up for a week and no replies? I'm surprised. Anyone know the status of this one?
  3. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    You're hired!
  4. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Just opened. Great job if you are all in on college football recruiting and don't have to worry about a wife or kids to spend time with. The pay, the benefits, etc. are all high quality but it's a major grind and very demanding.
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