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Managing Editor - College Sports Website, LostLettermen.com

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Eze167, May 9, 2014.

  1. Eze167

    Eze167 New Member

    TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and 3 samples to jamesmweber@gmail.com.

    Publication or Company: LostLettermen.com
    Location: Brooklyn, NY
    Industry: Internet/Online/New Media
    Job Duration: Full Time
    Compensation: $40,000-$45,000 depending on experience

    Job Description: The college football and men’s basketball website LostLettermen.com is looking for a managing editor to join its team.
    The main responsibilities will be:
    • Writing unique content for the site such as features and Top 10 lists, as well as aggregated news
    • Updating profiles for the site’s massive player database often called “the IMDb of college sports”
    • Help drive traffic through various means to Lost Lettermen’s content

    Candidate Requirements:
    The candidate must:
    • Have at least 2 years of experience working in sports journalism
    • HUGE passion for college football and men’s basketball
    • Experience with a sports website is preferred but not required
    • Have a good understand of digital media and sports blogs

    Key Qualities:
    • Be extremely self-motivated and willing to work long hours for this unique opportunity
    • Willing to do grunt work when required and is very organized
    • Generate great ideas for unique content and driving traffic

    About: Lost Lettermen was launched in March 2009 as a news website and database dedicated to college football, men's basketball and its former players (hence the name).
    Here are 5 key facts about the site:
    • Averages 2 million unique visitors and 20 million page views per month
    • Includes database of 175,000 former college football and men's basketball players that answers the question, "Where Are They Now?", plus yearly rosters and results
    • Audience: 91% male, 22% aged 25-34, 26% over $100,000 HHI, 71% college educated
    • Appeared on Yahoo! Sports, ESPN.com, SI.com, USA Today, Bleacher Report, ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption" & "Around the Horn," among others
    • Currently partnered with The Sporting News and The Huffington Post

    Hours: M-F: 9 AM-5 PM; Saturdays during college football season or Sunday 11 AM-2 PM
  2. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    • Have a good understand of digital media and sports blogs

    Is a good understand of English required?
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Take a guess, dummy.
  4. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    You got the job?
  5. I'll never tell

    I'll never tell Active Member

    How does $45K translate into paying the bills in New York? Let's put it on a scale of Ramen to Comfortable.

    This is a serious question, by the way.
  6. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    You'll be eating Ramen in Jersey, I suspect
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Does Moddy need a roommate? Besides Mrs. Moddy and Ella, of course.
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