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Managing Editor, Team Content - Minnesota Wild

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Claws for Concern, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Here's the latest job opening posted on NHL.com's jobs board.

    Communications: Writer/Editorial
    Managing Editor, Team Content - Minnesota Wild (St. Paul, MN)

    Position Summary This position is responsible for providing the primary day-to-day content for wild.com while also serving as managing editor for all team-related content for the Web site and Wild publications. This role is also instrumental in seeking out and writing new stories from around the State of Hockey to include on the site.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide editorial direction and bulk of team-related content primarily for wild.com including feature stories, video, photos, podcasts and fan polls among others also including team publications
    • Provide daily entries about practices, games, roster moves, trade possibilities, Houston Aeros, and all other matters relating to the daily developments of the team while closely following the hockey operations department
    • Manage freelance budget and hire freelance writers for editorial content to be used for the team site and in publications
    • Work closely with the Media Relations department to ensure all press releases and other team materials are posted and updated efficiently
    • Develop strong working relationships with players, broadcasters, hockey operations, and communications staff
    • Direct and manage team-and hockey-related video production from Website Content Coordinator
    • Assist as needed with editing, writing and layout of team publications including the team media guide, yearbook and game night program
    • Pitch wild.com content to NHL and other sports web sites (ESPN, Sports Illustrated, etc.) for inclusion of linked content
    • Seek out stories from around the State of Hockey for inclusion on wild.com
    • Assist in concepting for potential stateofhockey.com site
    • Some travel required to cover the team on the road
    • Other assignments or duties as assigned

    Skills and Qualifications Required

    • 4-year college degree required with preferred emphasis in journalism
    • Strong writing background required; professional sports journalism experience preferred
    • Experience working with CMS (Content Management System) and HTML required with proficiency using both applications; Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) also preferred
    • Excellent time management skills with ability to successfully prioritize and multi-task
    • Ability to work collaboratively within a results and team-oriented environment
    • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Consistently models key MSE behavioral characteristics including passion, excellence and teamwork
    • Willingness and flexibility to work extended or unusual hours including weekends and holidays as needed; previous work experience in sports or extended hours environment a plus
    • Ability to travel 30-50% on selected road trips


    Reports to
    Manager, Web & Creative Services Wild

    Minnesota Sports and Entertainment (MSE) Company Overview Minnesota Sports and Entertainment (MSE) family of businesses includes Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL), Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) as well as Saint Paul Arena Company which operates Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul RiverCentre and the Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. In addition, MSE also includes Minnesota Wild Hockey Lodge Stores at Xcel Energy Center and Mall of America.

    The MSE organization is committed to fostering an environment that acknowledges and values the contributions of each employee. Our staff consists of dedicated, service-oriented professionals who are committed to our guests, our organization, our partners and each other. Our values are Passion, Excellence, Caring and Teamwork.

    MISSION STATEMENT Building winning relationships with our guests, communities and partners by providing world-class venues for unique sports, entertainment and business experiences.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    No calls or agencies please

    Thank you for your interest in our organization.

    Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

    1. Yes/No: I have related work experience with a professional sports team or division one athletic program.
    2. Yes/No: I am a proficient user of HTML and Adobe Creative Suite.
    3. Yes/No: I have a strong understanding of hockey and am passionate about the game.
    4. Yes/No: I have a proven ability to produce and edit content on a daily basis.
    5. Please submit one writing sample. (Attach document or provide link to writing sample in cover letter.)
    6. Please indicate your annual salary expectations/requirements.
    7. How did you learn or hear about this job opportunity?
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