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Senior Editor, ESPN, Bristol, CT

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Job Title: Senior Editor

    SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: Coordinate, edit and produce daily, short-term and long-form journalism in the enterprise/features/investigations group. Plan, assign, edit and produce cross-platform enterprise stories, features, projects, investigations and related content. Collaborate with ESPN.com's news desk, copy desk, sport editors, designers, producers, photo editors, video editors on TV and Magazine cross-platform projects. On a daily basis, work closely with national enterprise writers, as well as editors and producers at ESPN's Bristol headquarters, to determine enterprise stories. Collaborate with television producers and reporters, radio producers and magazine editors and writers to develop interactive elements, photos, audio and video. Select photos, audio and video. Edit original copy, write headlines, blurbs and link text, produce content that conforms to ESPN.com style and standards. Position content for users and coordinate the integration of content for ESPN.com and other ESPN platforms.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Must be able to edit, write and plan editorial content. Must have a strong understanding and appreciation of news, features, quick-turn enterprise, long-form enterprise, projects and investigative journalism. Must show good judgment in determining creative approaches to long-form, online storytelling. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and collaborate well with a variety of people in an office setting. Must have an excellent ability to grasp of AP style, grammar, syntax and basic editing functions. Must possess background or quickly become competent in HTML.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer a BS/BA degree in journalism, communication arts or new media, or equivalent combination of education experience. At least 5 years experience in editorial assignments for traditional or new media. required. Experience in investigative reporting or editing required. Experience in online media content preparation required. Previous experience as a key decision-maker in a newsroom is a plus. Should have a good appreciation of popular culture, e.g., "what’s cool" and contributes to an understanding of the tastes of ESPN's viewers.

    ESPN, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

    To apply for this position, go to espn.com and search for "jobs," or copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar: https://disney.recruitmax.com/main/careerportal/candidate_update.cfm?szOrderID=215380&szCoverLetter=yes
  2. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    I'm kinda curious as to why there haven't been any comments among 362 views??? Senior editor? ... ESPN? ... Bristol? ...
  3. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    Some too busy sending resumes...others giving it a glance and figuring they have no shot...
  4. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I'd think this sums it up. Looks like it would be a wonderful position for someone to fill. Best guess is it would principally be overseeing the OTL/E-60 long-form pieces ESPN has done such a good job with.

    Pretty plum position for whoever lands it, and I'm sure the WWL had some people in mind when they posted it.
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    A job with the same title has been posted for months.
  6. sidelined

    sidelined New Member

    Same title, but it's a different job.
  7. scribe1

    scribe1 New Member

    Curious as to why these editor jobs at ESPN keep popping up every few months. Maybe it's not as desirable as one might think.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Not supposed to post here, but this is patently stupid.

    ESPN has launched three city sites and has at least two more coming in the next few months. Each of those has a staff that has been/needs to be hired. Plus, it's a company that supports and encourages advancement. There's a lot of shifting going on, including some moves on our news desk.

    So I'd be willing to bet it's not a question of "not as desirable."
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Oh, you may not have to live in Bristol? Well, then it would be desirable!
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Ace, or is it Keith, how is NBC treating you?
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    No outing, 93devil -- or is it Whitlock?
  12. JHammer

    JHammer New Member

    Is there supposed to be an ESPN Baltimore web site coming out soon? If so, how can I get in there?
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