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NFL editor -- USA Today

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, May 26, 2015.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    USA Today Sports Media Group is seeking a NFL 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.
    • Oversee daily programming of the site, ensuring quality control and timely posting of differentiating news and information, including 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.
    Career Opportunities: NFL Sports Editor-USA TODAY Sports Media Group/McLean, VA (54743)
  2. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    Is this the job Izzy Gould had?
  3. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Yes. He went back to Birmingham to be in charge of special projects.
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