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MLB editor -- USA Today

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    USA Today Sports Media Group is seeking a MLB Editor who embodies a digital-first. 24/7 approach and has a strong editing background in sports media. The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Managing Editor of Sport Beats. The position is located at USA TODAY headquarters in McLean, Va.


    ● Develop distinct content plans for digital, print, special sections and magazines.

    ● Conceive, assign and edit stories and work with writers to produce a polished product.

    ● Work with writers on in-depth beat coverage that emphasizes breaking news and authoritative reporting.

    ● Work with blog staff to develop and program buzzy content.

    ● Oversee daily programming of the site, ensuring quality control and timely posting of differentiating news and information, including blogs and video.

    ● Budget stories for digital and print with emphasis on timeliness, relevance and enterprise.

    ● Ability to collaborate with other editors (including those from other Gannett properties) to maximize network synergy and reach.

    ● Be familiar with and committed to digital storytelling approaches that encourage and increase audience engagement.

    ● Use analytic tools for insights on what readers are responding to and react accordingly.


    ● Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field.

    ● 7-10 years of editing experience with emphasis on covering sports on a national level.

    ● Outstanding communication skills and experience working in a cross-functional team.

    ● Demonstrated excellence in editing, writing, reporting, assigning and planning.

    ● Understanding of HTML and related Web-authoring tools and software.

    ● Familiarity with major Internet search engines and fluency in electronic newsgathering techniques, including quickly navigating the Internet.

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