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NFL 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 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.

    ● 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.

  2. I see USA Today is looking for both MLB and NFL editors ... Assuming these are the lead editor roles, anyone know what happened to the other editors who were doing these gigs?
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    The NFL editor, as noted on another thread, went back to New Jersey. Being lazy, but I believe Trenton.
  4. NoOneYouKnow

    NoOneYouKnow Member

    Anyone have an idea on what these positions might pay? The DC area isn't cheap.
  5. NoOneYouKnow

    NoOneYouKnow Member

    Come on, someone has to know something. Even a ballpark figure.
  6. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Active Member

    This is just a guess: $95,000?
  7. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    fyi, kevin Manahan, a very good dude, returned to the star-ledger of Newark to become its on-line sports editor. don't know what his salary was/is at either place.
  8. NoOneYouKnow

    NoOneYouKnow Member

    Fran, thanks for the guess.

    Was wishfully thinking higher, but wouldn't be at all surprised to hear lower.

    Anyone else have any direct insight?
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I'm sure Manahan is happier in Northern New Jersey. As for the pay, that's a nice figure but given its Gannett and they're in a slash and burn mode, it might be $20,000 cheaper. Just a guess.
  10. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Posted again on Gannett's website a few days ago. Not sure what that means.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Means nothing.
    Since he announced it on his Facebook page last night, this plum goes to Izzy Gould of the Alabama Media Group.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Great hire. Izzy is one of the best people I've met in this business.
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