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News editor, Yahoo! Sports

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ghostrider, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider New Member

    <a href="http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=916482">From Journalismjobs.com</a>:

    Yahoo! Sports is seeking a creative and versatile news editor to program packages and breaking news for the largest sports audience on the Web.

    The ideal candidate will have a feel for online information and news cycles, a thorough grasp of the competitive landscape and a passion for sports news. You should be hard-working and self-motivated, quick-thinking, energetic, efficient, and able to work under pressure while maintaining attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must, as this position requires interacting with fellow editors, writers and employees throughout Yahoo!

    We're seeking someone who:

    • Writes fresh, compelling headlines that draw readers into the story

    • Makes raw copy shine with crisp editing

    • Has an eye for striking images and can make them sizzle with Photoshop

    • Anticipates users' needs and meets them by creating holistic packages of text, video and images

    • Executes content plans and uses solid news judgment to react on the fly when news breaks. Ability to judge relative merit of content based on our users' needs is key.

    • Enjoys innovating and is comfortable blending original, aggregated and user-generated material to create a compelling site that engages users and encourages repeat visits

    • Works with writers and other editors to ensure content quality

    • Has a positive attitude, professional demeanor and the flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment

    • Gets a rush from news


    • B.A. required; journalism or communications concentration a plus

    • Five years experience as an editor

    • Passion for online news and sports experience strongly preferred

    • Strong online editing and packaging skills

    • Proven editorial judgment

    • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

    • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays

    • Strong knowledge of web applications and publishing technologies such as HTML, Photoshop, media players, et al.

    • Well-versed in AP style

    This job will be based in Santa Monica, Calif., and may require extended hours during peak news times. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to sports-jobs@yahoo-inc.com, with "Yahoo! Sports coverage editor" in the subject line.
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Greg Gibson, anyone?
  3. sportsed

    sportsed Member

    Sounds more like a worker-bee job than an oversight position, making Greg a wee bit overqualified.
  4. gottawrite

    gottawrite Member

    Anyone know anything more about this one?
  5. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    how can they be hiring considering the climate over there?
  6. Igor in CT

    Igor in CT Member

    Probably on the back burner for now ...
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