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Managing Editor, Sports, AOL

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by YaBBforum, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. YaBBforum

    YaBBforum Member


    Managing Editor, Sports
    Publication or Company AOL
    Industry Online/New Media
    Salary Competitive
    Benefits 401K, Bonuses, Dental, Health
    Job Duration Full Time
    Job Location New York, NY USA
    Job Requirements
    AOL Sports is looking for a talented and driven Managing Editor to supervise our mid-sized staff and to oversee our daily operations. This position is responsible for execution and workflow related to all programming and production of the site. This editor must be committed to driving page views by creating and delivering an engaging, interactive sports experience to our audience. This leader is also committed to maintaining editorial quality in a fast paced environment. The Managing Editor will also focus on the integration of fantasy sports and community into our daily product. The preferred candidate will oversee our editorial/events calendar and ensure planning and integration between the edit staff and the production and development team. He or she will be responsible for training, development and goal management of the sports staff.

    Powered by it's blog network and interactive programming , AOL Sports is a fast-rising property in the internet space. The AOL Fanhouse has become the most-trafficked sport blog and voices such as Jason Whitlock and Sean Jensen have become can't miss columnists. But still the channel needs a solution-oriented coordinator who can be our daily eye on the site. He or She must establish a Fantasy content platform, integrate community and interactive tools into daily story-telling and accommodate blogging and fan voice in our daily coverage. The person we hire will be an enthusiastic motivator and with a passion for and a working knowledge of Sports production and the Internet.


    · Review and execute strategy in concert with the Sports GM and the SVP of New Services

    · Work with GM to challenge, propose and implement procedures that govern development and workflow within department

    · Oversee development, redesign of new sections, formats and features

    · Ensure that quality standards are maintained throughout site

    · Manage relationship between AOL Sports and developers, design and sales

    · Ensure development and maintenance of content related to partner/client deals

    · Request, and schedule Welcome Screen promotion

    · Ensures promotion, integration and collaboration among other AOL channels

    · Staff development, performance assessment, evaluation schedules, etc

    · Regular Omniture reporting to Sports team, to GM and to business side

    · Establish and implement practices that will improve search and syndication of AOL Sports content

    · Shepherd development schedules and launches of new products/platforms

    · Ensure intake / execution of partner content and execution of client deals to the satisfaction of all parties

    · Ensure page-view generation throughout sports products


    8 plus years online editorial experience

    Strong programming experience

    Strong management experience

    Sports news experience

    Must be well aware and engaged in blogs

    Strong fantasy sports experience

    Must be focused and driven to succeed

    AOL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other classification prescribed by applicable law.

    About Our Company AOL, a division of Time Warner, is the world's leader in interactive services--providing consumers with the most valuable, convenient, relevant, and enjoyable online experience available. AOL has a Web audience business that is large and fast growing. AOL's network of Web properties is the second largest in the United States - attracting 113 million unique visitors a month to some of the best known brands on the Internet, including MapQuest, AIM, Moviefone, ICQ, and Netscape. It also includes newer brands that are taking the net by storm - including In2TV, TMZ.com, and AOL Music. Visit www.aol.com/careers for more information.

    Contact Ms. Sydney Murphy
    Email Address sydney.murphy@corp.aol.com
    Address Dulles, VA 20166 USA

    Special Instructions Please attach a resume.
  2. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    Interesting that the job is in New York, not Dulles. I know there was a fear by some (working there) that sports would have to move to New York as well as the others who have already left.

    I imagine this job pays pretty well, but not sure it'd be worth the headaches of working for AOL.
  3. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    I'd guess one of the headaches might be job security. A former colleague left for AOL (not sports) and was laid off, say, a year or two later.
  4. jimnorden

    jimnorden Member

    whitlock doesn't work there anymore, does he?
  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    who cares?
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Funny, I interviewed for that position once upon a time.

    I wasn't really qualified at the time, probably, but it was interesting to get a chance to tour the AOL campus.
  7. jimnorden

    jimnorden Member

    Just thought it was interesting they use his name as a selling point in the job description when he doesn't work for them anymore.
  8. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Isn't Neal Scarbrough the EIC?
  9. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    That is true, re: Scarbrough.

    What happened with Whitlock? I thought he was Scarbrough's big recruiting coup?
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Sure, Whitlock still writes for AOL. It was ESPN.com that dropped Whitlock after they butted heads over something.
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Has anyone seen a thread on this?
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i wasn't busing your hump, dog.
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