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Online Manager, Lacrosse Magazine (Baltimore, Maryland)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by mdasilva, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. mdasilva

    mdasilva New Member

    US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse, has an opening for an Online Manager for Lacrosse Magazine in Baltimore. Interested and qualified candidates can apply here -- http://usngbjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=52268 -- or email cover letter, resume, salary requirements and samples of published work to LM editor Matt DaSilva at mdasilva@uslacrosse.org

    General Description
    Coordinate and produce content for LaxMagazine.com, a daily news website devoted to all levels of lacrosse and the online home of Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    • Manage daily operations of LaxMagazine.com

    -Post news, scores, blogs, photos, videos and features in real time.
    -Write blogs, columns, features and news articles.
    -Recruit and manage national network of writers, photographers and videographers.
    -Edit copy; write headlines and format content for publication.
    -Liaise externally with CMS provider/website host, internally with web properties manager.
    -Organize and run meetings devoted exclusively to LaxMagazine.com planning.
    -Manage staff writers and frequent contributors for web-only content.

    • Position LaxMagazine.com for growth in online lacrosse media market

    -Enhance design and functionality to best deliver original content.
    -Conceive and coordinate traffic-generating content and campaigns.
    -Develop new features to promote reader and audience engagement.
    -Market content using SEO tactics, social media and Google analytics.
    -Customize CMS to meet goals of organization, publication.

    • Develop and integrate a multimedia plan for audio/video/social media

    -Manage relationship with video platform provider.
    -Produce, interview, write scripts and publish online video features.
    -Produce audio podcasts.
    -Feed US Lacrosse YouTube channel.
    -Secure talent for, and assist in production of, lacrosse tips videos.
    -Work with vendors to produce highlights, interviews and feature packages.

    • Provide content for the organization’s monthly print publication, Lacrosse Magazine

    • Position requires weekend and evening work, and some travel, especially during the spring lacrosse season

    Required Skills, Education and Experience
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Journalism experience (2-3 years)
    • Strong knowledge of lacrosse
    • Familiarity with HTML and Adobe Creative Suites software
    • Experience working in content management systems
    • Ability to multitask and delegate
    • Audio and video production experience a plus
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