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MileSplit is Hiring Sr. Editor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by TrackGuru, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. TrackGuru

    TrackGuru New Member

    FloSports Inc. is looking for a senior editor to lead our national coverage team on MileSplit, the leading scholastic track and field network in the country. Full job posting can be found here.

    The Senior Editor is an idea generator who leads the content team. They know the difference between something that is awesome and something that is not, and they’re willing to lead and teach their team. They are high school track & field mavens and can dominate any debate regarding any aspect of the sport. Our ideal candidate has a thirst for knowledge and an insatiable desire to win. We’re looking for someone who won’t settle for second-best, no matter the situation.

    • Develop great web content, both written and video, from the idea phase to publishing. You will spotlight the top athletes and personalities in your sport with interesting stories.
    • You'll travel around the world to create kick-ass on-site coverage of live events. You'll interview the athletes, write compelling recaps and feature the biggest stories of each event.
    • You will lead your team in content creation meetings, brainstorming to come up a plan that attracts readers and makes them want to stick around for more. You'll listen to your audience and adjust your plans accordingly.
    • You'll seek out and utilize the best freelancers you can find, and help them create killer content.
    • You will be capable of handling multiple content projects at once because you're a multi-tasking machine. You'll also stay on top of subscription and sales initiatives and help our team deliver required assets on deadline.
    • You'll be a news hound, staying on top of every story and news item unfolding in your sport to ensure you provide comprehensive coverage to your readers.
    • You'll make sure the content you create and manage is in line with our unique brand and style guide.
    • You'll be a social media influencer, actively participating in your community while marketing the content you create to those who seek it. And you'll help find other big social media gurus who can help promote your content around the world.
    • You’ll build relationships within the track and field community of parents, coaches and athletes.
    • You’ll regularly communicate with our network of state webmasters to effectively coordinate the flow of content between the national and state sites.
    • You are an authority on your sport and obsessive about staying on top of the latest developments.
    • You are a fantastic writer and editor. Grammar mistakes drive you crazy.
    • You love being on camera, lending your voice and personality to current topics.
    • You love the feeling of breaking news before anyone else, but you also understand that being right is more important than being first.
    • You are organized. You know how to prioritize your time. You manage multiple projects with ease.
    • You are creative and analytical. You enjoy coming up with unique takes on stories and refuse to do something that has been done before. You thrive on taking an idea and making it a reality.
    • You're a social media savant. You know how to write creative and engaging tweets that burn like fire in your community.
    • You work well with senior management, but you can also work independently. You take leadership and ownership of your team.
    • You wake up each day looking for a win. You can't wait to create new ideas and then execute them to perfection. You are competitive and driven to be the best.
    • You have a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college.
    • Highly organized, self-motivated and adaptable to change.
    • Knowledge of HTML, photo editing tools (e.g. Photoshop, Pixelmator) and MS Office.
    • Knowledge of AP Style is preferred.
    • Knowledge of video editing tools (Final Cut, Premiere, Avid) is preferred.
    • Quality and volume of content produced
    • Overall traffic growth goals
    • Subscription growth goals
    • Social media growth goals
    Life with MileSplit in Austin, Texas

    Working at FloSports HQ has its perks:

    • Fun, exciting work environment based in Austin, Texas

    • Flexible schedule (We know getting your run in is important)

    • Dog-friendly office
    • Casual dress code (Finally, you can wear my 5-year-old state championship T-shirt to work)

    • Fridge stocked with free coffee, soda, beverages, etc.

    • Free catered lunch on Tuesdays

    • Free catered breakfast on Wednesdays

    • Bi-annual company off-site days for meetings, team building, and fun

    • Paid travel/expenses to some of the coolest events in fitness (we're talking NCAA Championships, Payton Jordan Invite)

    • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
    • You'll never get in trouble for watching a Diamond League at work or some random European meet on a Tuesday.
    • Doing what you love.

    Living in Austin, Texas, has its perks too:

    We're always outdoors
    From hiking to stand-up paddle boarding to a leisurely swim in natural spring-fed pools to a running trail a stone's throw from HQ -- there is no shortage of outdoor activities. Plus, with about 300 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 68 degrees, being outdoorsy comes naturally.

    Live music & festivals
    There's a reason they call Austin, Texas, the "Live Music Capital of the World." You can always find us at awesome concerts and hanging out at world-renowned music festivals like SXSW, ACL, and so much more.

    Food truck trendy
    Austin is home to of tons of amazing, unique restaurants -- from healthy, locally sourced options to mouth-watering burger and pizza joints -- this city has it all. Our favorite has to be the abundance of tasty food trucks. Some of the best food we've ever had has come from these four-wheel wonders, and we love to explore the city and discover new bites to eat. You run 10 miles a day, you'll be fine.

    Check us out.
  2. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    This job better be paying north of $75K.
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Not to someone who won a state championship in track five years ago it ain't.
    SpeedTchr likes this.
  4. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Very true. I wonder how long the training is to get the hand chops and swings just right in the vids.
  5. TrackGuru

    TrackGuru New Member

    You either have it or you don't. :)
  6. TexasVet

    TexasVet Active Member

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