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Production Editor, CBSSports.com, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Tim Stephens, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Tim Stephens

    Tim Stephens Member

    This editor will report to me and will work primarily with college basketball. With college basketball almost here, we'd like to move quickly. If you're interested, apply ASAP. In addition to the link below, feel free to also send your resume to me at tim.stephens@cbsinteractive.com.

    http://ow.ly/erVso

    Job Title Production Editor
    Auto req ID 12726BR
    CBS Business Unit CBS Interactive
    Division/Station Editorial/Newsroom
    Department / Business Unit Sports
    Location Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    Job Description

    Summary:

    - Coordinates the daily programming and content decisions for college basketball coverage on CBSSports.com by performing the duties below. Successful candidate may also have responsibilities in at least one other secondary topic to be determined.

    Experience requirements:

    - Online/newspaper editorial work in sports.

    - Editorial planning and online content management.

    - 3-5 years of copy desk experience; at least 3-plus years online preferred.

    - Experience working closely with writers and editors and across multiple platforms.

    - Understanding of digital news strategy, metrics and tactics, including SEO, social media and mobile/tablet. Knowledge of internet software (browsers, HTLM editors, FTP), Adobe Photoshop, video editing, word processing, e-mail.


    Role & responsibilities:

    - Plans, develops and executes original sports programming initiatives that utilize all of CBSSports.com content assets, capabilities and partnerships.

    - Builds collaborative multi-media sports content roadmaps that integrate newsroom, video, fantasy, original and partner content into compelling sports packages.

    - Works with producers, aggregators, video editors and designers to produce daily sports content that is compelling and competes for audience on a national scale.

    - Responsible for monitoring and growing performance metrics for sport-specific programming and meeting organizational metrics goals.

    - Operational savvy; adept at management of the moving parts and meeting deadlines.

    - Working days/nights/weekends … whatever is needed for season/event.

    - Expected to create a voice and personality consistent with Editorial vision, and to strengthen CBSSports.com as a trusted authority on sports.


    Ideal candidate:

    - Exceptional topic knowledge.

    - Strong strategic planning skills and the ability to work closely with multiple editors and communicate effectively across department lines.

    - Journalistic innovation and initiative to discover new ways to engage users, including having keen eye to increase referrals via search, social media.

    - Must possess exemplary judgment and decision-making skills.

    - Uncomfortable with the status quo; always looking to improve.

    - Trustworthy, committed, considerate and skilled; high emotional IQ, good listener.
    Required Skills/Experience

    Experience requirements:

    - Online/newspaper editorial work in sports.

    - Editorial planning and online content management.

    - 3-5 years of copy desk experience; at least 3-plus years online preferred.

    - Experience working closely with writers and editors and across multiple platforms.

    - Understanding of digital news strategy, metrics and tactics, including SEO, social media and mobile/tablet. Knowledge of internet software (browsers, HTLM editors, FTP), Adobe Photoshop, video editing, word processing, e-mail.
     
  2. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    With the recent exodus of Orlando Sentinel types to CBSSports.com, is there any room for someone who *didn't* work at the Sentinel at The Eye.com?

    :)

    rb
     
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