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Producer - SI.com (Atlanta)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by hr_reception, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. hr_reception

    hr_reception New Member

    Job Description:

    The online producer monitors sports wires, selects and edits stories, selects and posts photos, and manages individual sports sections on SI.com, one of the world's leading sports Web sites. Duties include copy editing original content and writing headlines for both stories and section fronts, as well as writing captions for photos. Managing sports sections involves selecting stories, writing teases for featured content, and assisting the site producer in coordinating news coverage on SI.com's front page. Writing original content is also possible, although not required. In addition to solid editing and writing skills, the ideal applicant will have a broad knowledge of sports, strong news judgment and the organizational skills to multi-task. Experience in HTML and Photoshop is a plus. This is a FULL-TIME, NIGHT-SHIFT and WEEKEND position with full benefits.

    Please apply using the following link.

  2. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    How much of their operations is still in Atlanta? I'd thought they moved almost everything to NYC.
  3. chicos_bailbonds

    chicos_bailbonds New Member

    NYC handles the dayside duties of SI.com -- Atlanta handles nights and weekends
  4. Igor in CT

    Igor in CT Member

    Here's hoping ... they have my information, now let's see what happens.
  5. chicos_bailbonds

    chicos_bailbonds New Member

    It's weird to see so few posts for this job (compared to views); and yet, a Sp-Ed opening in Arkansas elicits a greater reaction.
  6. Buckeye12

    Buckeye12 Member

    Very few qualified. How many folks do you know with a video and photography background, skilled at writing and editing at a metro level? The online component is far more technical than most metro editors can handle, too, unless that is their skill set, online producer.
    Those who work at metros are good at one, maybe two of those things, but the writing and editing folks are rarely if ever equipped to handle photoshop.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I know of two who qualify but don't know if they're interested in the gig.
  8. dmtt61d

    dmtt61d New Member

    I feel like I should point out, nowhere in the post does it say anything about needing a video background. I don't think the word video is even mentioned. And in terms of a photo background, I'm relatively certain it's not asking for anything more than someone who can crop photos in photoshop, which is a skill that can be picked up in a matter of minutes (and obviously refined a bit over time). I've spent the past several years in a similar gig elsewhere, and knowing a little bit about SI's web operation, I'd say that as long as you have a strong editorial background I wouldn't let concerns over photo/video skills stand in the way of applying.
  9. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    This is the first time in my life I've actually seen a job posting from SI. I always thought they just called whatever writer they wanted to come aboard.
  10. MizzouBrave

    MizzouBrave New Member

    This isn't a writing gig. A producer, as the title suggests, is more of an online copy editor.

    Spent the last year and a half doing (basically) this for another company, except I had more writing duties. Hope this pans out.
  11. DCguy

    DCguy Member

    From what I gather, a lot of their producers write for the site. And the posting does say, "Writing original content is also possible."
  12. MizzouBrave

    MizzouBrave New Member

    Right, I was responding to the poster who said he thought SI just contacts writers they want to hire. I was just clarifying that this isn't a pure "writing" job.
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