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Regional Sports Editor, Binghamton, NY

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Tremendous opportunity for a visionary who can help us set the course for our future. Central New York Newspapers, publisher of the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, Star-Gazette in Elmira and the Ithaca Journal, is looking for a Regional Sports Editor to direct all aspects of our three sports departments. This is a new — and critical — position for us. The successful candidate will have the experience and management skills to bring our sports departments together as one, providing strong leadership in our Web-first environment. The Web absolutely comes first here, and you will be expected to embrace that culture and build on our successes. You must be an innovator, a relentless planner and a great story editor who values strong enterprise and watchdog reporting. If you have a visual background, that’s a huge plus. We have an awful lot to cover here, including the Calder Cup-champion Binghamton Senators (AHL), the New York Mets’ double-A affiliate, Binghamton University’s Division I basketball team, Cornell football, hockey, basketball and lacrosse, plus Ithaca College’s high-level D-3 football team. And did we mention dozens of high school teams in all sports? You will be challenged, but you can make your mark. The preferred candidate will have at least 7 years of newspaper experience — at least 3 in management — in a Web-first culture. Demonstrated understanding of social media tools is essential. No beginners, please. Please email your resume, letter of interest and work samples or web links to Al Vieira, Assistant Managing Editor, avieira@gannett.com. No phone calls, please. Central New York Newspapers is an equal opportunity employer.
  2. FleetFeet

    FleetFeet Member

    Perhaps this advertisement best answers a question on another thread about sports departments operating with a sports editor. Maybe the trend is, where ever possible, to go regional (an approach not too dissimilar, I understand, from a regional Patch.com editor position).
  3. HorseNBuggy

    HorseNBuggy New Member

    Which newspapers have had a web-first culture for the past 3-7 years?
  4. lohengrin

    lohengrin Member

    When he lists all the attractive sports beats in this job, those are from different parts of the the combined regions of the three newspapers, so I assume this is one central Web operation for the three areas. So why do newspaper people -- and he is one from way back -- have to keep repeating "web first" and cliches such as that? If they want to run a Web site, they should start up a business and run a separate Web site. But don't brag about a newspaper company being "Web first," because in all probability, it's just repeating what a lot of other people in the newspaper business have already tried, with varying degrees of success and failure.
  5. Sue

    Sue New Member

    sports website manager.
    Sporting News I suppose?
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Allegedly, all of Gannett's papers have that web-first culture. The whole "Information Center" concept.
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