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Senior College Football Editor - ESPN.com

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, May 8, 2012.

  1. From: http://apsportseditors.org/jobs-internships/senior-editor/

    Senior Editor – ESPN.com
    The Senior Editor is a managerial job overseeing the editorial operations for
    College Football on ESPN.com. This role includes strategic and tactical
    planning, coordination of content among multiple sources, and vision and
    direction for all related products.

    Responsibilities
    This role directs staff editors and writers, freelancers and independent
    contractors, as well as assigns, edits and posts daily content. This position
    requires a passion for and in-depth knowledge of college football, and the
    ESPN.com audience, with extensive background in the content creation and
    management process. This person will also help coordinate and integrate relevant
    coverage with ESPN's multiple entities, including but not limited to TV
    production, mobile, The Magazine and Insider. The Senior Editor will work to
    expand and make coverage more comprehensive, using various platforms, including
    video, audio and interactivity. This editor will be responsible for ensuring
    that all content meets established tone, theme, accuracy, style and consistency
    requirements. In addition, the Senior Editor will work with the Deputy
    Editor/College Sports, in coordination with Sales & Marketing, to help identify
    and develop content with sponsorship potential.

    Basic Qualifications
    Typically 6-8 years of editorial and reporting experience; Strong leadership and
    communication skills, and experience managing or supervising a cross-functional
    team; Ability to follow and shape stories at various stages of development using
    various means of presentation; Advanced news journalism experience and news
    judgment; understands assigned sport from a journalistic point of view;
    Excellent English grammar and organizational skills; Knowledge of college
    football, as well as athletes, coaches, league operations and the like

    Preferred Qualifications
    Understanding of HTML and related web-authoring tools and software; Familiarity
    with most major Internet search engines and fluency in electronic newsgathering
    techniques; Appreciation of popular culture, and understanding of the tastes of
    ESPN's audiences.

    Preferred Education
    Bachelor's degree or higher preferred in journalism, communications or a related
    field

    Contact: David Albright, Senior Director/Managing Editor, david.albright@espn.com

    To apply: http://jobs.espncareers.com/connecticut/digital-media/jobid2372039-senior-editor-jobs
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    As a public service, all these ESPN postings should indicate whether you have to work in Bristol or not.

    That's a deal breaker.
     
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    And if you can write a book with Mike Leach.
     
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Or have to write a book with Mike Leach.
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    If you go through the search on the site by location or position, it shows the job's location is in Bristol.
     
  6. gutenberg

    gutenberg Guest

    Sarah Phillips about to change her name and score his job sight unseen.

    Great hiring standards ESPN!
     
  7. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    This sounds like a job far removed from the fluff shephered by the likes of LH.
     
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